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Neon Heart

Laurits Flensted-Jensen, Denmark, 2018

89 min.DramaDK/Feature

'Neon Heart' is a story about three people chasing life and each other.

Laura returns home to Denmark after a short-lived porn career in the US. Despite the videos of her that remain online, she tries to put the pieces of a normal existence back together.
Niklas, Laura's ex, is a recovering addict who finds meaning in his new job taking care of two men with Down's syndrome. As he develops newfound empathy for the pair, he begins to bend the rigid rules of his role leading him down a slippery slope.
Frederik, Niklas' teenage brother, is out to gain respect as a hooligan, peer pressured into difficult situations and forced to negotiate the demands of masculine bravado.

In glimpses and fragments of past and present, we follow Laura, Niklas and Frederik on a journey full of taboos and desires, in which connections are both made and torn apart.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Danish title Neon Heart
Other titles Neon Heart
Director Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Screenplay Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Producer Julie Friis Walenciak
Director of Photography Balthazar Hertel
Casting Gro Metha Therp, Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Appearances Victoria Carmen Sonne, Niklas Herskind, Noah Skovgaard Skands, Kevin Lakomy
Production country Denmark
Subtitles Yes
Audio description No
Production companies Walenciak Film
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Comment Feature debut by Laurits Flensted-Jensen. The director, who graduated as a documentary director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2013, has directed the shorts 'Snow' (graduation film) and 'Melon Rainbow' (2015), the latter selected for SXSW in Austin. Both 'Snow' and 'Melon Rainbow' were selected for Rotterdam Film Festival.

Companies

Production companies Walenciak Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Casting Gro Metha Therp
Casting Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Assistant director Asser Bo Paludan
Acting coach Gerard Carey Bidstrup

Script

Screenplay Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Script consultant Adam August Dessau
Script consultant Lars Bang

Production

Producer Julie Friis Walenciak
Executive producer Peter Hyldahl
Production manager Clara Thyssen
Unit manager Henrik Danielsen
Production coordinator Sofie Brandt
Production assistant Marianna Kozányiová
Producer's assistant Marianna Kozányiová
Producer's assistant Catharina Bigler
Location scout Rasmus Bøgh Hansen
Location scout Christoffer Harding
Post Producer Edoardo Rebecchi
Post-producton coordinator Inés Europa Crespo Esteso

Cinematography

Cinematographer Balthazar Hertel
Camera assistant Johannes Sprogøe Fletting
Key grip Michael Tøt

Stills

Still photographer Michella Bredahl

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Peter Junker Sørensen
Best boy Scott Alan St. Amand
Best boy Andreas Ascanius

Editing

Editor Frederik Strunk
Assistant editor Jesper Mark Hansen

Music

Composer Peter Peter

Production design

Set dresser Silja Cohn Jeppesen

Wardrobe

Costume on set Nina Grønlund

Makeup

Makeup artist Sara Sofia Kasper
Makeup artist Signe Christoffersen
SFX makeup Thomas Foldberg

Sound

Sound engineer Sune Kaarsberg
Recording engineer Mikkel Furbo
Mixer Sune Kaarsberg
Mixer Thomas Arent
Foley artist Sune Kaarsberg
Sound design assistant Thomas Arent
Sound design assistant Jacob Langkjær

Special effects

Special effects Hummer Højmark
Special effects Gustav Pontoppidan

Visual effects

Colorist Edoardo Rebecchi

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Dennis Albrechtsen

Appearance

Laura Victoria Carmen Sonne
Niklas Niklas Herskind
Frederik Noah Skovgaard Skands
Kevin Kevin Lakomy
Christian Christian Andersen Busk
Thomas Mikkel Haagerup Lund

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
CPH PIX 2018-09-27
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2018-09-21
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