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Empire North

Jakob Boeskov, Denmark, 2010

58 min.DK/Documentary

An experimental work starring the director Boeskov himself as a comics illustrator who decides to relinquish his identity and become his cynical, neo-liberal and postmodern alter ego Henrik Höfgren. In the style of »The Yes Men« he develops an ID sniper rifle which can be used to register political dissidents during demonstrations. The gun becomes a hit at the arms trade show in Qatar, and Boeskov's increasing radicalisation leads him further down the slippery slope. Shot on a mobile phone, »Empire North« is a documentary fiction, political critique and a risky social experiment all in one.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Empire North
Danish title Empire North
Keywords 9/11, Weapons
Director Jakob Boeskov
Screenplay Jakob Boeskov
Producer Camilla Andersen
Director of Photography Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Editor Jakob Boeskov, Theis Schmidt
Sound Steve "Major" Giammaria
Composer Mads Heldtberg
Production designer Rasmus Cold
Casting Marianne Lacoppidan
Appearances Jakob Boeskov, Honny Hollmann, Kristian von Bengtson, Mads Wille
Production country Denmark
Production companies Interpretation Productions
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
Danish festival release 10.11.2010, Cinemateket, CPH:DOX
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Interpretation Productions

Direction

Direction Jakob Boeskov
Assistant director Balder Skånström-Bo
Acting consultant Layla Mollerup
Casting Marianne Lacoppidan

Script

Script Jakob Boeskov
Script consultant Jesper Bergmann

Production

Producer Camilla Andersen
Production manager Cecilia Valsted
Production manager Lars Brask Frederiksen
Production manager Gitte Sonne
Production assistant Jasmin Richter
Post Producer Camilla Dal

Cinematography

Cinematography Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Jakob Boeskov
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Bettina Schoeller
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Kasper Christoffersen
Cinematographic supervisor Manuel Alberto Claro

Editing

Editing Jakob Boeskov
Editing Theis Schmidt
B-editor Anders Albjerg Kristiansen

Music

Music Mads Heldtberg

Production design

Production design Rasmus Cold
Assistant set dresser Mark Emil Tolstrup Hermansen

Wardrobe

Stylist Melanie Soriano

Makeup

Makeup Anne Cathrine Sauerberg

Sound

Sound designer Steve "Major" Giammaria
Sound mixer Steve "Major" Giammaria
Foley artist Sebastian Henshaw

Appearance

Jakob Valdason Jakob Boeskov
Honey Steinberg Honny Hollmann
Sig selv Kristian von Bengtson
Mads Stockholm Mads Wille
Peter Adam Brix
Sarah Mathilde Norholt
Valdur Eigilsson Jens Boeskov
Forretningsmand Mingjun Wang
Forretningskvinde Xukun Ji
Ukrainsk våbenhandler Sevik Pearl
Tv-journalist Lotte Folke Kaarsholm
Anders K Jan Meyer

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2012-02-17
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2011-11-02
Dokufest Prizren 2011-07-23
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2011-04-28
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