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I am William

Jonas Elmer, Denmark, 2017

86 min.AdventureDK/FeatureChildren's films

William's life is anything but easy. His mother is a nut, so he is staying with uncle Nils, who lives on his wits alone. Now that Uncle Nils has racked up a sizable gambling debt and gangsters are out to get him, William has to muster all his moxie and imagination to save both his uncle and himself, while also juggling three class bullies and his crush, Viola.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Jeg er William
Other titles I am William
Director Jonas Elmer
Screenplay Kim Fupz Aakeson
Producer Stine Meldgaard Madsen, Jakob Kirstein Høgel
Director of Photography Eric Kress
Composer Anders-Peter Andreasen, Jan Thielsen
Casting Tanja Grunwald
Appearances Alexander Magnússon, Rasmus Bjerg, Stinne Henriksen, Amina Arrakha
Production country Denmark
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies Meta Film Rights
Domestic distribution SF Studios
International sale SF Studios / Wildersgade 8 / 1408 København K / t +45 7026 7626 / f +45 7026 7627 / production@sfstudios.dk / www.sfstudios.dk
Danish theatrical release 21.12.2017
Cinemas København: Palads NFB. København, CinemaxX. Falkoner NFB. Fields NFB. København Ø, Park Bio.
Sjælland: Albertslund Biograferne. Bagsværd (Gladsaxe) Bibliografen. Ballerup Baltoppen Bio 1-2. Birkerød Bio. Fakse, Kanten. Frederikssund NFB. Frederiksværk, Kosmorama. Gentofte. Gilleleje Bio. Glumsø, Biografen. Greve NFB, Waves. Helsingør. Herlev, Big Bio. Hillerød NFB. Holbæk. Humle Bio. Hørsholm, Trommen. Ishøj Bio. Kalundborg. Kastrup Bio. Korsør Bio 1 & 2. Køge NFB. Lyngby NFB. Nykøbing F. NFB. Næstved NFB. Næstved, Bio. Ringsted. Roskilde. Rødby, Lalandia. Rødovre, Atlas. Rødovre, Viften. Slagelse. Sorø, Victoria Teatret. Stege, Biografen. Tåstrup NFB. Valby Kino. Vordingborg. Værløse Bio.
Jylland: Esbjerg NFB. Fredericia. Frederikshavn. Grenå. Haderslev. Herning NFB. Hjørring. Hobro, Filmteatret. Holstebro. Hornslet, Kom-bi. Horsens. Ikast Bio. Klovborg. Kolding NFB. Nykøbing Mors, Bio Mors. Randers NFB. Ringkøbing Biograf. Rødding Bio. Silkeborg. Skive. Struer. Sønderborg. Thisted. Tønder. Varde. Vejle. Viborg. Aabenraa. Aalborg NFB. Aalborg NFB, (City Syd). Aalestrup, Bio Aalestrup. Aarhus NFB. Aarhus NFB Trøjborg (Metropol). Aarhus, CinemaxX. Aars Teaterbio.
Fyn: Middelfart. Nyborg Kino Vino. Odense NFB. Odense, Cafebiografen. Odense, CinemaxX. Rudkøbing, Bio Langeland. Svendborg.
Øvrig: Rønne
Comment Jonas Elmer, who has a number of feature films under his belt, is making his first children’s film. His debut, the 1997 cult hit Let’s Get Lost, won the national Bodil and Robert awards for Best Film and Best Actress – to Sidse Babett Knudsen in her screen debut. Other films are Mona’s World (2001), again with Babett Knudsen, and the international production New in Town (2009) with Renée Zellweger.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Meta Film Rights
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, DR, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje
Domestic distribution SF Studios

Direction

Direction Jonas Elmer
Casting: children Jette Termann
Casting Tanja Grunwald
Children's coach Oliver Ussing
Continuity Ditte Sun
Assistant director Thomas Schindel
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk

Script

Screenplay Kim Fupz Aakeson
Storyboard Bodil Bang Heinemeier

Production

Line producer Louise Grossell
Producer Stine Meldgaard Madsen
Producer Jakob Kirstein Høgel
Executive producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Executive producer Nina Bisgaard
Unit manager William Knuttel
Post-producton coordinator Iben Westi
Producer: development Sara Namer
Location manager Kenneth Berg
Production coordinator Fie Liv Bratfeldt
Production assistant Camilla Foged Svendsen
Production assistant Kristoffer Hammer-Jakobsen
Producer's assistant Christine Linnea Andersen
Producer's assistant Emma Fredslund Poppe
Producer's assistant Michel Ryddeskov
Producer's assistant Julie Sohi
Location assistant Jeppe Marstrand
Coordinator: post-production Lone Goldie Møller
Coordinator: post-production Iben Westi
Coordinator: post-production Rasmus Wittrup

Cinematography

Cinematographer Eric Kress
First assistant camera Søren Pedersen
Camera assistant Katharina Juul-Andersen
Camera assistant Neffi Kristensen
Steadicam operator Anders Holck Petersen
Key grip Mikael Kort
Behind the scenes shooting Mathias Broe
Key grip: 2. unit Andreas Winding
Key grip: 2. unit Michael Tøt
DIT Victor Mathiesen

Stills

Still photographer Christian Geisnæs
Still photographer Henrik Petit

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Per Danbo
Best boy Thomas T2 Larsen
Best boy Niclas Fusager
Best boy Mikkel Bentzen

Editing

Editor Peter Winther
Online editor Lasse Selvli
Assistant editor Victor Mathiesen
Trailer editor Morten Højbjerg
Avid supervisor Andreas Wejs Hansen

Music

Composer Halfdan E.
Musical arrangement Halfdan E.
Music supervisor Anders-Peter Andreasen
Music supervisor Jan Thielsen
Musical consultant Jacob Thuesen

Production design

Production designer Søren Schwarzberg
Property master Jesper Lorents
Set decorator Lene Ejlersen
Set dresser Casper Nilsson
Assistant production designer Helle Lygum Justesen
Assistant set dresser Joshua Beckford
Art department runner Christel Fruehøj Sørensen
Painter Søren Simonsen
Painter Birgitte Thiesen

Wardrobe

Costume designer Louize Nissen
Costume on set Trine Cordes
Costume assistant Rebecca Sophia Morris Sigaard

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Bjørg Serup

Sound

Sound designer Claus Lynge
Sound designer Hans Christian Kock
Sound engineer Mikkel Sørensen
Boom operator Kim Dalum
Foley artist Martin Langenbach

Special effects

SFX Hummer Højmark

Visual effects

Colorist Sandra Klass
VFX Thomas Dyg
Graphic design Tobias Røder
Graphic design Louise Askekilde

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Dennis Albrethsen

Appearance

William Alexander Magnússon
Morbror Niels Rasmus Bjerg
Mor Stinne Henriksen
Viola Amina Arrakha
Djernis Niels-Martin Eriksen
Lise Dorte Højsted
Dino Frank Hvam
Bertil Brystkasse Jacob Agermose Pedersen
Yoyo Jeppe Bruun Wahlstrøm
Martin Gregers Federspiel
Miller Ferdinand Glad Bach
Arnold Julius Green Volder
Politibetjent Nicolai Jandorf
Politibetjent Nina Christrup
Babe Mona Stilling Poulsen
Svend Peter Kroll
William (4 år) Ludvig de Lorenzi
Sejler Martin Kongstad
Patient Anna Lyngby Olsen
Patient Henrik List
Patient Kaspar Colling Nielsen
Rulleskøjtefar Bo Carlsson
Stakkel Zeev Sevik Perl
Galopspeaker Carsten Rabjerg

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
EFCA award 2018 Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2018
Golden Goats Award - Best Film 2018 Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2018
MARCINEK - Feature Film 2018 Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2018
ECFA Prize of the best European film 2018 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2018
Feature Films for Children, 5-11 years 2018 Juniorfest czech rep. 2018
Kids Competition - Filemon Award 2018 Brussels Filemon International Film Festival for Young Audiences 2018
Best Feature Film 2018 Frankfurt Lucas International Children's Film Festival 2018
Nordic Star (skuespiller) 2018 Malmö, BUFF 2018
European Children´s Film Association Award 2018 Malmö, BUFF 2018

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2018-12-02
Tokyo Kinder Film Festival - Kineko 2018-11-22
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2018-11-12
International Children's Film Festival Austria 2018-11-11
Juniorfest czech rep. 2018-11-04
Brussels Filemon International Film Festival for Young Audiences 2018-10-24
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2018-10-20
Amsterdam Cinekid 2018-10-17
Belfast Cinemagic 2018-10-05
Chemnitz Schlingel Children's Film Festival 2018-10-01
Frankfurt Lucas International Children's Film Festival 2018-09-20
Tromsø Children's Film Festival 2018-09-05
Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Int. Children´s Film Festival 2018-09-01
München International Film Festival 2018-06-28
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2018-05-04
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2018-04-24
Malmö, BUFF 2018-03-19
Berlinale 2018-02-15
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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 Information Monggaard, Christian 2017-12-22
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Krogsgaard Christensen, Jeppe 2017-12-21
Interview Berlingske Tidende Sauntved, Louise Kidde 2017-12-21
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2017-12-21
Anmeldelse Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2017-12-21
Varia Berlingske Tidende Ganderup, Mads Bager 2017-12-21
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Enggaard, Michael 2017-12-19
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Berlingske 2016-11-09