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My avatar and me

Bente Milton, Mikkel Stolt, Denmark, 2010

91 min.DK/Documentary

Mike Stolt is a troubled and not very successful Danish documentary filmmaker, constantly struggling to find financing for his film projects, when he decides to enter the world of Second Life. Stumbling in the initial stages of developing his avatar, he is picked up by Helena, the owner of a fancy nightclub, who helps Mike develop his persona. Mike spirals into Helena's sophisticated world, becomes friends with Rob, an esteemed and successful avatar photographer. Mike and Rob¿unafraid of disclosing their real world identity¿ begin developing a story for a film, a story that generates interest not only in Second, but also in real life, which for Mike could solve his immediate financial problems. But as Mike becomes more and more fascinated by Helena¿who pursues him, but refuses to meet him in the real world¿he succumbs to the devouring second reality world. Meanwhile, we, the audience, become more and more concerned about Mike's self-neglect in the real world.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Min avatar og mig
Danish title Min avatar og mig
Other titles My avatar and me
Keywords Film Directors, Second Life, Virtual Reality
Director Bente Milton, Mikkel Stolt
Screenplay Bente Milton
Producer Peter Bech, Bente Milton, Mikkel Stolt, Jeppe Raasthøj
Director of Photography Morten Bruus, Henrik Bohn Ipsen, Niels Thastum, Sophia Olsson
Editor Rasmus Gitz-Johansen, Camilla Ebling
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen, Anne Jensen
Composer Martin Pedersen, Christine Milton, Søren Siegumfeldt
Appearances Mikkel Stolt, Rob Gould, Helena Kirkorian, Danny Hillis
Production country Denmark
Production companies Fenris Film & Multimedia, Milton Media, R-Film
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sales Danmarks Radio/TVI / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t 4449 2188 / c 2342 0007 / http://www.dr.dk/Salg/DRsales/index.htm
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 16:9, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish festival release 10.11.2010, Cinemateket, CPH:DOX
Danish theatrical release 18.05.2011
Cinemas Grand, Empire samt 11 biografer i provinsen
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Fenris Film & Multimedia, Milton Media, R-Film
Domestic distribution DOXBIO

Direction

Direction Bente Milton
Direction Mikkel Stolt

Script

Storyboard Simon Bang
Script Bente Milton

Production

Producer Peter Bech
Producer Bente Milton
Producer Mikkel Stolt
Producer Jeppe Raasthøj
Producer: post-production Trine Kjestrup
Producer's assistant Helle Andersen
Production assistant Laura Hollstein
Production assistant Mia Milton
Production assistant Mads Rasmussen
Production assistant Signe Barvild Stæhr
Producer: development Sidsel Kron Breck

Cinematography

Cinematographer: Second Life Rob Gould
Cinematographer Morten Bruus
Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Cinematographer Niels Thastum
Cinematographer Sophia Olsson
Cinematographer: USA Louis Cooper

Stills

Stills Peter Engberg
Stills Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Stills Kean Kelly

Editing

Assistant editor Kenneth Laugaard Andersen
Assistant editor Maria Tjørnelunde
Editing Rasmus Gitz-Johansen
Editing Camilla Ebling

Music

Composer Martin Pedersen
Music Christine Milton
Music Søren Siegumfeldt

Sound

Sound Antoine Bailly
Sound Jens de Place Bjørn
Sound Jakob Garfield
Sound Sylvester Holm
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Sound Kjetil Mork
Sound Morten Wille
Sound: US George Goen
Sound: post production Anne Jensen
Sound: post production Jakob Garfield
Sound: post production Lea Korsgaard
Sound: post production Eddie Simonsen
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Sound Anne Jensen

Visual effects

Second Life special design Aki Shichiroji
Second Life special design Angrybeth Shortbread
Second Life special design Bryn Oh
Second Life special design Dizzy Banjo
Second Life special design Kean Kelly
Second Life special design Rob Danton
Consultant Tim Dabringhaus
Consultant Lars Kaaber
Consultant Gert Duve Skovlund
Technical support Lars Dela
Grading/Online Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Grading/Online Lasse Marcussen
Grading/Online Andreas Rostock
Graphic design Marcus Fuchs
Graphic design Marie-Louise Skindballe
Moodboard Tom Mayers

Appearance

Mike Proud Mikkel Stolt
Rob Danton Rob Gould
Appearance Helena Kirkorian
Appearance Danny Hillis
Appearance Peter Engberg
Appearance Lakha Lama
Appearance Morten Lindberg
Appearance Kim Leona
Appearance Britta Lillesøe
Appearance Elith Petersen
Appearance Helle Stege
Appearance Hanne Leni Andersen
Appearance Charlotte Bamford
Appearance Camilla Bendz
Appearance Line Bjarnhof
Appearance Allan Børneeng
Appearance Peter Buch
Appearance Hanne Christensen
Appearance Laura Gartmann
Appearance Jon Grinde
Appearance Martha Velazquez Keller
Appearance Matilde Kühl
Appearance Alyssa LaRoche
Appearance Mads Froberg Larsen
Appearance John Lester
Appearance Christine Milton
Appearance Manuel Rojas
Appearance Maria Sejer
Appearance Ole Sol

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Krakow Film Festival 2011-05-23
Amsterdam, IDFA 2010-11-18
CPH:DOX 2010-11-04
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2010-11-03
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Varia Kristeligt Dagblad 2011-05-21
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2011-05-18
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2011-05-18
Artikel Metroexpress Nina Azoulay 2011-05-18
Anmeldelse Politiken Dorthe Hygum Soerensen 2011-05-12