Tommy Thore Ipsen, Denmark, 2013

17 min.DK/Short fictionScience fiction

"Exodus" is an epic sci-fi fantasy drama set in a distant future on an even more distant planet. The last of the humankind lives safely behind the great walls of their colony, protected from the gigantic, bloodthirsty giants roaming in the wild. Only a corps of elite soldiers are allowed to venture behind the gates. Young Elias will do anything to become one of the soldiers in order to achieve the same recognition as his older brother, Jacob, a highly decorated veteran. Jacob, however, will not allow Elias to follow in his footsteps and does everything in his power to stop him. Elias defies his brother's will and joins the elite force behind his back. But what he doesn't know is that behind Jacob's hard and professional exterior, the years on the battlefield have left his soul scarred and traumatized. In a last attempt to protect Elias from suffering the same fate, Jacob follows him into the wild. This marks the beginning of a journey, not only into the alien world of their enemy, but to the heart of Jacob's trauma as Elias discovers the truth about the giants.
"Exodus" is a pilot, which was intended for a cross-media universe consisting of a TV series, a movie and a video game.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Exodus
Danish title Exodus
Keywords Brothers, Science Fiction, Dystopias
Director Tommy Thore Ipsen
Screenplay Christoffer Örnfelt
Producer Richard Georg Engström
Director of Photography Alex Almbjerg
Editor Tommy Thore Ipsen
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Composer Mikkel Lentz
Casting Lene Seested
Appearance Kristofer Hivju, Cyron Melville, Matias Varela, Thomas Chaanhing
Production country Denmark
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Production company TSOMM Pictures, Eye Candy Film, TV2 Danmark
Co-production Happy Flyfish 2
With support from New Danish Screen, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje
In collaboration with Danmarks Radio


Direction Tommy Thore Ipsen
Casting Lene Seested
Casting assistant Michala Lytje
Casting assistant Martin Jensen
Extras coordinator Camilla Vang
Extras coordinator William Wagner


Screenplay Christoffer Örnfelt
Storyboard Niels Andersen Dolmer


Producer Richard Georg Engström
Co-producer Søren Fleng
Executive producer Stefan Fjeldmark
Executive producer Richard Georg Engström
Post-production manager Tone Tarding
Producer's assistant Morgan Thomas
Unit manager Sune Rodt


Director of Photography Alex Almbjerg
First assistant camera Jacob Sofussen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Martin Riello
Best boy Gabriel Stefan


Editor Tommy Thore Ipsen
Editing supervisor Kasper Leick


Composer Mikkel Lentz
Vocalist Julie Hjetland


Costume on set Kim Hr. Holm
Costume on set Mia Fremming


Makeup artist Ayoe Nissen


Sound engineer Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Boom operator Kevin Koch
Boom operator Mathias Dehn
Sound editor Mikkel Munk Appel
Foley artist Kjetil Mørk

Visual effects

Layout artist Thomas Pringle
Compositing Andreas Magnusson
3D models Phillip Berg
3D models Lee Stringer
3D models Nick Pittom
VFX producer Maria Stokholm Wernicke
VFX supervisor William Dybeck Sørensen
VFX on set Niels Andersen Dolmer
Graphic design Jonas Haxø
Concept designer Mads Juul
Graphic design Frederik Dollerup
Graphic design Carla Camilla Hjort
Mastering Kasper Holme Johannesen
Mastering Michael Sandager


Art director Rune Christensen
CG artist Frederik Bjerre-Hyldgaard
CG artist Mathieu Durand
Compositor Jakob Eriksen
3D animator Niels Andersen Dolmer
Illustrator Gitte Bay Overgaard
Illustrator Egle Padeginkaite
Illustrator Snorri Debess
Illustrator Birgitte Tarding
Illustrator Søren Tim Nordbo


Jacob Kristofer Hivju
Elias Cyron Melville
Appearance Matias Varela
Appearance Thomas Chaanhing
Appearance Brigitte Nielsen
Appearance David Bateson

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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2014-12-26
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt jensen 2014-12-25
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Johannes H Christensen 2014-12-25
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2014-12-24
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Henrik Wivel 2014-12-23
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2014-12-23
Anmeldelse Børsen Morten Durr 2014-12-19
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2014-12-18
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