Andreas Johnsen, Denmark, 2008

54 min.DK/Documentary

Her dream was to make it big in Jamaica as a reggae artist. It finally came true, but not in the way she had hoped.
In the beginning of 2008 she hit the number one spot on Billboard's Hot Dance Chart with the song Calabria, which went on to become a massive hit all over the world. Very much also in Jamaica. At the same time she was the most award winning singer that year in her homeland Denmark with a best-selling album in her native language.
Ironically she didn't live to see all this. After fighting for her break-through for 17 years, her success had only just begun to bloom, when a driver crashed her car on the way from performing at a stage show in Jamaica. In the car with her was her longtime best friend Karen Mukupa who survived the accident.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Natasja
Danish title Natasja
Keywords Music, Saad, Natasja, Jamaica
Director Andreas Johnsen
Producer Andreas Johnsen
Director of Photography Karen Mukupa, Adam Dreisler
Editor Adam Nielsen
Appearances Natasja Saad
Production country Denmark
Production company Rosforth
Technical info color, Sound
Danish festival release 07.11.2008, CPH:DOX


Production company Rosforth


Direction Andreas Johnsen


Story Karen Mukupa


Producer Andreas Johnsen


Cinematography Karen Mukupa
Cinematography Adam Dreisler


Editing Adam Nielsen


Appearance Natasja Saad

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