Daniel Joseph Borgman, Denmark, 2011

25 min.DK/Short fictionChildren''s films

Brainy is a short drama about 10 year old Brian, an imaginative boy who deals with the loss of his grandfather by constructing a fantastic world. In Brian''s imagination his Grandpa is still alive, living up in space. Brian has a mission to collect up dead animals, and the dead animals can be launched up to the stars to live again. That is until the day Brian meets Denice, 14, his slightly older neighbour, from whom he learns that no matter how much we wish for them, some things just aren''t possible.
Basic information Credits
Original title Brainy
Danish title Brainy
Keywords Grief, Children, Grief therapy, Death
Director Daniel Joseph Borgman
Screenplay Daniel Joseph Borgman, Malou Reymann
Producer Katja Adomeit
Director of Photography Niels Buchholzer
Editor Dan Loghin
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Composer Jonas Colstrup
Production designer Helle Kirstine Egsgaard, Helle Kirstine Egsgaard
Appearance Jacob August Ottensten, Marie Boda, Lisa Carlehed, Pilou Asbæk
Production country Denmark
Technical info 2,35:1 Scope, color, Dolby stereo
Online release 03.05.2012, Filmstriben
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Zentropa Entertainments5


Direction Daniel Joseph Borgman
1st assistant director Rasmus Christoffersen
Continuity Peter Hagen
Director: children Nikolaj Dencker Schmidt
Casting consultant Jette Termann


Script Daniel Joseph Borgman
Script Malou Reymann
Script consultant Rasmus Heisterberg
Idea Gregory David King


Producer Katja Adomeit
Production manager Sille Sterll Jaworski
Production assistant Kristina Maria Madsen


Cinematography Niels Buchholzer
First assistant camera Linda Laage S. Olsen
Camera assistant Jonathan Reim Eskildsen
Key grip Bo "Bowie" Craner
Steadicam operator Anders Holck

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Gabriel Stefan
Best boy William Villadsen


Editing Dan Loghin
Avid assistant Lárus Ren Gudbjörnsson


Music Jonas Colstrup

Production design

Production design Helle Kirstine Egsgaard
Production design Helle Kirstine Egsgaard
Set dresser Rasmus With
Assistant set dresser Cayetanah Cuyas


Wardrobe Melanie Soriano
Wardrobe Malene Klitte Jensen


Makeup Malene Klitte Jensen


Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Foley artist Martin Langenbach
Sound assistant Sigrid D.P.A. Jensen

Visual effects

Art work Sofie Bangsgaard
VFX supervisor Jonas Drehn
Flame artist Jan Tvilling
Flame artist Sofie Friis Borup
Online Mikael Reidar
Grading Daniel Joseph Borgman


Brainy Jacob August Ottensten
Denice Marie Boda
Tanja Lisa Carlehed
Bjarne Pilou Asbæk
Mand Nicolei Faber
Kvinden Mia Jexen-Nielsen

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