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Højdeskræk

Jacob Tschernia, Denmark, 2005

12 min.DK/Short fiction

The event: Juniors' National High Diving team-competition. The favourites from Sparta meet the outsiders from Hermes. The parents, the coaches, the cheerleaders and the rest of the crowd are all in the arena. After a perfect start, Hermes' great hope, Thomas, blows his second dive. For a moment, the faith of the team lies in the hands of his team-mates. Ultimately, Thomas gets another chance. While Thomas gets ready, silence slowly spreads throughout the arena. From the top board, Thomas looks down upon all those who hope he will succeed! But can he take the pressure? »Fear of Heights« is a film about ambition and the pressure generated by - one's own and others' - expectations.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Højdeskræk
Danish title Højdeskræk
Keywords , Competitive sports, Ambitions, Fear
Director Jacob Tschernia
Screenplay Jacob Tschernia
Director of Photography Lars Bonde
Editor Simon Kristiansen, Adam Nielsen
Composer Nicklas Schmidt
Appearances Kristian Leth, Lars Bom, Erik Holmey, Jeanne Boel
Production country Denmark
Production companies Zentropa Productions2
International sales Zentropa Productions2 ApS / Filmbyen / Avedøre Tværvej 10 / 2650 Hvidovre / t 36750055 / f 36 86 87 87
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
Danish festival release 14.09.2005, Cinemateket, Buster Film Festival
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Productions2

Direction

Direction Jacob Tschernia

Script

Script supervisor Sedsel Andersen
Script Jacob Tschernia

Production

Production Charlotte Vinther
Production Una Voetmann

Cinematography

Cinematography Lars Bonde

Stills

Stills Lars Bonde

Editing

Editing Simon Kristiansen
Editing Adam Nielsen

Music

Music Nicklas Schmidt

Sound

Sound assistant Mikkel Sørensen

Appearance

Thomas Kristian Leth
Thomas' træner Lars Bom
Far Erik Holmey
Mor Jeanne Boel
Kåre Jon Lange
Kåres træner Jens Jørn Spottag
Svømmer Dennis Haladyn
Janus Per Bang Thomsen
Tilskuer Randy Fryd
Tilskuer Sanne Juul Bojko
Tilskuer Dennis Grønvold
Tilskuer Morten B. Petersen

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Malmö, BUFF 2006-03-14
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