Great Grandad's Tall Tales - The Soapbox Car

Tone Mygind Rostbøll, Denmark, 2016

9 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

Theodor builds a car out of Lego bricks and plays with it while Great Grandad gets ready to recount the day’s ‘Fatso tale’. Theodor’s Lego car reminds Great Granddad of a car that Fatso once built. Great Grandad tells Theodor about how he and Fatso met and became friends on the day when Fatso raced past in an amazing, homemade soapbox car that Great Granddad also wanted to own. Theodor listens intently with growing excitement until an idea comes to him. Inspired by the story, Theodor decides to build his own soapbox car, but he doesn’t have a steering wheel. Luckily, Great Grandad has one lying around and he helps Theodor to attach the steering wheel. And suddenly they are ready! Great Grandad shoves off – doot, doot – and together they set off into the great unknown in their very own, homemade soapbox car.
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Original title Min oldefars historier - Sæbekassebilen
Danish title Min oldefars historier - Sæbekassebilen
Part of Great Grandad’s Tall Tales
Keywords Great-grandparents, Norway, Stories, Soapbox cars
Director Tone Mygind Rostbøll
Screenplay Tone Mygind Rostbøll
Producer Maria Stevnbak Andersen
Director of Photography Lis Dyre
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


Cinematographer Lis Dyre
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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