Shepherd Lonely

Frederik Jacobi, Denmark, 2016

15 min.DK/Short fiction

A Desolate mineral Exploration camp in Northern Greenland. The Drilling Crew has gone mad and turned to ritual in their hunt for rare earth, when a young scientist arrives late in the season to collect glacial melt data from a remote sensing unit. He is anxious and afraid of the eternal landscape that points to something unknown inside himself. His contact, the camp geologist, has gone missing and he now faces a hostile crew with no time for scientific agendas. He attempts to reach the sensor on his own but he is not alone - something is out there stalking him. The crew takes him back to camp where he faces the station chief in a rite of passage that leads him back into nature and the very ice he came to study.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Shepherd Lonely
Danish title Shepherd Lonely
Other titles Shepherd Lonely
Director Frederik Jacobi
Screenplay Frederik Jacobi
Producer Tine Fischer
Director of Photography Marcel Zyskind
Editor Antony Langdon
Production designer Thomas FOS Poulsen
Casting Christian Bustamante
Appearances Kim Bodnia, Jack Gordon, Kamen Velkovsky, Niviaq Binzer
Production country Denmark
Production companies Fischer Film, Polynia Puctures
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
Online release 28.11.2018, Filmcentralen
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7


Production companies Fischer Film, Polynia Puctures
With support from New Danish Screen
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Frederik Jacobi
Casting Christian Bustamante


Screenplay Frederik Jacobi
Script consultant Hans Frederik Jacobsen


Producer Tine Fischer
Co-producer Kamen Velkovsky


Cinematographer Marcel Zyskind
First assistant camera Henry Landgrebe


Editor Antony Langdon
Editing supervisor Anders Refn

Production design

Production designer Thomas FOS Poulsen


Costume on set Sara Sachs


Sound Adrian Aurelius
Recording engineer Mick Raaschou
Foley artist Toke Gelardi
Sound: post-production Louise Lind Foo
Sound: post-production Peter Sejersbøl

Visual effects

Colorstyler Beau Leon


Appearance Kim Bodnia
Appearance Jack Gordon
Appearance Kamen Velkovsky
Appearance Niviaq Binzer
Appearance Sten Astrup Holm

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