Dan Dream to Fantastic Fest

FESTIVAL. The comedic duo of Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam are soon off to Fantastic Fest for the third time, bringing their new comedy "Dan Dream" to the prominent US genre festival in Austin (21-28 September).

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OFF TO AUSTIN. In Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam's comedy "Dan Dream" set in the 1980s, a team of eclectic specialists venture to build the world's first electric car. Photo: Per Arnesen

"Dan Dream," Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam's comedy about a visionary and his revolutionary project, will be making its US premiere in September at Austin Fantastic Fest.

The festival, held 21-28 September, is one of America's most prominent film events specialising in such genres as horror, fantasy, comedy, sci-fi and action.

Christensen and Hvam wrote the script for "Dan Dream" and also play two of the main characters. Directed by Jesper Rofelt, the film tells the story about an entrepreneur, Thorkild, who in the early 1980s throws himself into a revolutionary project not many people believe in. With his eclectic team of specialists, he ventures to realise his grand idea of building the world's first electric car.

"Dan Dream" marks the third time the comedic duo of Christensen and Hvam enter the Fantastic Fest. In 2011, "Klown" won the award for best comedy feature and best comedy script at the festival, and in 2015 they returned with the sequel "Klown Forever." Both films are directed by Mikkel Nørgaard and written by Christensen and Hvam, who also figure prominently as two larger-than-life versions of themselves exposing any and all negative male impulses.

The cast includes Mia Lyhne, Peter Gantzler, Lars Hjortshøj, Magnus Millang and Niclas Vessel Kølpin. "Dan Dream" is Jesper Rofelt's debut as feature film director and is produced by Jesper Zartov for Nutmeg Movies with support from the Danish Film Institute. Domestic premiere was in March.

Austin Fantastic Fest 21-28 September

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