Great Grandad's Tall Tales - The Pirate Ship / Min oldefars historier - Piratskibet

Tone Mygind Rostbøll (DK, 2016)

Min oldefars historier - Piratskibet (Tone Mygind Rostbøll, DK, 2016)

Theodor watches Great Grandad hoisting the Norwegian flag on the flagpole and thinks it would be more fun to hoist a pirate flag. Great Grandad recounts his ‘Fatso tale’ about how he and Fatso once built a real pirate ship out of boards and an old ladder on his parent’s front lawn because they weren’t allowed to go sailing on the seven seas – and how they hoisted his dad’s handkerchief up the ship’s mast to make it look like a pirate flag. Using an old spinning wheel as the rudder and one of Great Granddad’s shirts as a pirate flag, Theodor builds an almost identical pirate ship to the one in the story on the front lawn. But it’s not easy hoisting a flag by yourself. Great Granddad walks out into the garden and sees the fantastic pirate ship – and luckily, he’s not in the least bit annoyed when he sees what Theodor has done to his shirt. Together they hoist the flag and pretend they’re sailing on the seven seas like real pirates.

CategoryDK/Documentary - Children's films

Basic information

Danish titleMin oldefars historier - Piratskibet
Other titlesMin oldefars historier
Director of PhotographyLis Dyre, Lea Glob
Production designerTorben Stig Nielsen
Production countryDenmark
Duration10 min.
Production companyToolbox Film
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut, DR
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Søren Hadsund Mortensen1st assistant director
Ditte von FintelProduction assistant
Lea GlobConsultant: development
Lis DyreCinematographer
Lea GlobCinematographer
Søren Hadsund Mortensen1st assistant camera
Jeppe HansenB-editor
Halfdan E.Musical consultant
Production design
Torben Stig NielsenProduction designer
Kevin BavnhøjSound design
Hans MøllerSound design
Torben GreveFoley artist
Diana QueirósSound assistant
Visual effects
Palle NørmarkGraphic design
Erik RostbøllAppearance
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