Anders Walter, Denmark, 2014

23 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films

A young boy Alfred is dying, but through the stories about Helium - a magical fantasy world, told by the hospital's eccentric janitor Enzo, Alfred regains the joy and happiness of his life, and finds a safe haven away from daily life.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Helium
Danish title Helium
Keywords Fantasy worlds, Dying, Friendship, Hospitals, Illness, Cancer, Children, Cancer patients
Director Anders Walter
Screenplay Anders Walter, Christian Gamst Miller-Harris
Producer Tivi Magnusson, Kim Magnusson
Director of Photography Rasmus Heise
Editor Lars Wissing
Sound Mikkel Furbo
Appearances Marijana Jankovic, Casper Crump, Pelle Falk Krusbæk
Production country Denmark
Production company M&M Productions
International sales Magnetfilm International Sales / Ilsensteinweg 35 / 14129 Berlin / t 49 (0)163 80 10 753 / georg.gruber@magnetfilm.de / http://magnetfilm.de
TV release 31.08.2014, DR K


Production company M&M Productions
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Anders Walter


Screenplay Anders Walter
Screenplay Christian Gamst Miller-Harris


Producer Tivi Magnusson
Producer Kim Magnusson
Executive producer Andreas Rostock
Executive producer Lasse Marcussen
Executive producer Henrik Gugge Garnov


Cinematographer Rasmus Heise

Electrical dept.

Lighting Neffi Kristensen


Editor Lars Wissing


Sound designer Mikkel Furbo
Sound editor Henrik Gugge Garnov


Sygeplejerske Marijana Jankovic
Enzo Casper Crump
Alfred Pelle Falk Krusbæk

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
1st prize children's jury 2014 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2014
Audience Award 2014 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2014
Special Mention 2014 Giffoni Film Festival 2014

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2017-12-03
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2015-10-23
Vilnius International Film Festival 2015-03-19
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2014-10-31
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2014-10-29
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2014-09-19
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2014-09-18
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2014-08-25
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2014-08-21
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2014-07-25
Giffoni Film Festival 2014-07-18
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2014-04-16
TIFF Kids 2014-04-08
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