Great Grandad’s Tall Tales / Min oldefars historier

Tone Mygind Rostbøll, Lea Glob (DK, 2016)

“Great Grandad's Tall Tales” is an eight-part miniseries for young children. Five-year-old Theodor pays a visit to his amazing, charming and slightly scary Great Grandad who lives atop a mountain in Norway together with his little cat, ‘Bombi Bitt’. Great Grandad has only one ‘good’ eye, always wears a hat, smokes cigars and has a laugh so loud that it can be heard echoing across the mountains. In the Norwegian fells, Great Grandad recounts amazing tales about his childhood friend ‘Fatso’ to his – often impatient – great grandchild – and Theodor listens, goes off exploring and invents imaginative games to play in the Norwegian countryside, the home of the grazing moose and growling bear. Theodor’s games are inspired by Great Grandad’s tall tales, for up in the mountains there are no iPads, TV nor children to play with. Here, a boy’s imagination is given free rein – and if there is something Great Grandad and great grandson have in common, it is a vivid imagination and a love of tall tales.

CategorySeries (documentary) - Children's films

Basic information

Danish titleMin oldefars historier
Director of PhotographyLis Dyre, Lea Glob, Andreas Bøggild Monies
Danish theatrical release30.04.2016
Production countryDenmark
Duration75 min.
Production companyToolbox Film
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut, DR
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Søren Hadsund Mortensen1st assistant director
Lea GlobDirection
Ditte von FintelProduction assistant
Lea GlobConsultant: development
Lis DyreCinematographer
Lea GlobCinematographer
Andreas Bøggild MoniesCinematographer
Søren Hadsund Mortensen1st assistant camera
Andreas Bøggild Monies1st assistant camera
Jeppe HansenB-editor
Halfdan E.Musical consultant
Production design
Torben Stig NielsenProduction designer
Kirsten RostbøllProduction designer
Kevin BavnhøjSound design
Hans MøllerSound design
Torben GreveFoley artist
Diana QueirósSound assistant
Visual effects
Ian BachGrading
Palle NørmarkGraphic design
Erik RostbøllAppearance
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