Great Grandad’s Tall Tales

75 min.Series (documentary)Children's films

“Great Grandad's Tall Tales” is an eight-part miniseries for young children. Five-year-old Theodor pays a visit to his amazing, charming and slightly scary Great Grandad who lives atop a mountain in Norway together with his little cat, ‘Bombi Bitt’. Great Grandad has only one ‘good’ eye, always wears a hat, smokes cigars and has a laugh so loud that it can be heard echoing across the mountains. In the Norwegian fells, Great Grandad recounts amazing tales about his childhood friend ‘Fatso’ to his – often impatient – great grandchild – and Theodor listens, goes off exploring and invents imaginative games to play in the Norwegian countryside, the home of the grazing moose and growling bear. Theodor’s games are inspired by Great Grandad’s tall tales, for up in the mountains there are no iPads, TV nor children to play with. Here, a boy’s imagination is given free rein – and if there is something Great Grandad and great grandson have in common, it is a vivid imagination and a love of tall tales.
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Production company
Executive Producer Toolbox Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Tone Mygind Rostbøll
Direction Lea Glob
1st assistant director Søren Hadsund Mortensen


Screenplay Tone Mygind Rostbøll


Producer Maria Stevnbak Andersen
Production assistant Ditte von Fintel
Consultant: development Lea Glob
Runner Mads Krause Sørensen


Cinematographer Lis Dyre
Cinematographer Lea Glob
Cinematographer Andreas Bøggild Monies
First assistant camera Søren Hadsund Mortensen
First assistant camera Andreas Bøggild Monies


Editor Jakob Juul Toldam
Editor Rebekka Jørgensen
Editor Andreas Bøggild Monies
Intro editor Andreas Bøggild Monies
B-editor Jeppe Hansen


Music Asger Rostbøll Mygind
Musical consultant Halfdan E.

Production design

Production designer Torben Stig Nielsen
Production designer Kirsten Rostbøll


Tailor Carina Ørnfeldt


Sound designer Kevin Bavnhøj
Sound designer Hans Møller
Mixer Kevin Bavnhøj
Mixer Hans Møller
Foley artist Torben Greve
Sound assistant Diana Queirós

Visual effects

Grading Adelsteinn Hallgrimsson
Grading Ian Bach
Graphic design Palle Nørmark


Appearance Theodor Rostbøll Goldbach
Appearance Erik Rostbøll

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