Great Grandad’s Tall Tales - The Bear

Tone Mygind Rostbøll, Denmark, 2016

9 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

Theodor is pretending to be a bear and asks Great Grandad if he has ever come across a real live bear. Great Grandad recounts his ‘Fatso tale’ – about the time when, as a boy, he and his pal, Fatso, came across a real bear when they were in the forest picking blueberries. Theodor wants to meet a real bear too. He ventures into the forest alone, looking for bear tracks. He finds plenty of blueberries, large animal tracks and claw marks on the tree trunks. Convinced he has spotted a real-life bear, Theodor makes a run for it, finally climbing up a tree to safety – but don’t bears climb trees? Luckily, Great Grandad comes to the rescue and helps Theodor down from the tree. The day ends with a mug of hot chocolate, which tastes all the better after you’ve been on an exhausting bear hunt.
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Original title Min oldefars historier - Bjørnen
Danish title Min oldefars historier - Bjørnen
Part of Great Grandad’s Tall Tales
Keywords Great-grandparents, Bears, Norway, Stories
Director Tone Mygind Rostbøll
Screenplay Tone Mygind Rostbøll
Producer Maria Stevnbak Andersen
Director of Photography Lis Dyre, Lea Glob
Editor Jakob Juul Toldam
Sound Kevin Bavnhøj, Hans Møller
Production designer Torben Stig Nielsen
Appearance Theodor Rostbøll Goldbach, Erik Rostbøll
Production country Denmark
Production company Toolbox Film
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Toolbox Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR


Direction Tone Mygind Rostbøll
1st assistant director Søren Hadsund Mortensen


Screenplay Tone Mygind Rostbøll


Producer Maria Stevnbak Andersen
Production assistant Ditte von Fintel
Consultant: development Lea Glob


Cinematographer Lis Dyre
Cinematographer Lea Glob
First assistant camera Søren Hadsund Mortensen


Editor Jakob Juul Toldam
B-editor Jeppe Hansen


Music Asger Rostbøll Mygind
Musical consultant Halfdan E.

Production design

Production designer Torben Stig Nielsen


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
Graphic design Palle Nørmark


Appearance Theodor Rostbøll Goldbach
Appearance Erik Rostbøll

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