Great Grandad's Tall Tales - The Pirate Ship

Tone Mygind Rostbøll, Denmark, 2016

10 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

Theodor watches Great Grandad hoisting the Norwegian flag on the flagpole and thinks it would be more fun to hoist a pirate flag. Great Grandad recounts his ‘Fatso tale’ about how he and Fatso once built a real pirate ship out of boards and an old ladder on his parent’s front lawn because they weren’t allowed to go sailing on the seven seas – and how they hoisted his dad’s handkerchief up the ship’s mast to make it look like a pirate flag. Using an old spinning wheel as the rudder and one of Great Granddad’s shirts as a pirate flag, Theodor builds an almost identical pirate ship to the one in the story on the front lawn. But it’s not easy hoisting a flag by yourself. Great Granddad walks out into the garden and sees the fantastic pirate ship – and luckily, he’s not in the least bit annoyed when he sees what Theodor has done to his shirt. Together they hoist the flag and pretend they’re sailing on the seven seas like real pirates.
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Original title Min oldefars historier - Piratskibet
Danish title Min oldefars historier - Piratskibet
Part of Great Grandad’s Tall Tales
Keywords Great-grandparents, Norway, Stories, Ships
Director Tone Mygind Rostbøll
Screenplay Tone Mygind Rostbøll
Producer Maria Stevnbak Andersen
Director of Photography Lis Dyre, Lea Glob
Editor Rebekka Jørgensen
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 Rebekka Jørgensen
B-editor Jeppe Hansen


Music Asger Rostbøll Mygind
Musical consultant Halfdan E.

Production design

Production designer Torben Stig Nielsen


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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