She male snails

Ester Martin Bergsmark, Sweden, 2012

74 min.DK/Documentary

SHE MALE SNAILS is a magic, unique and sensitive hybridfilm on the different aspects of a changing androgynous body. There are more aspects to a person than the eye can see. We spend our whole life trying to find a balance between sexual identities and a body that changes from childhood, to puberty, through adulthood. This is a film about the struggle finding that balance and maybe peace. Through a series of intimate bathtub conversations between the director Ester Martin Bergsmark and the writer Eli Levén, the film tells a story about survival where harsh reality get mixed up in a fictive world. Come along on a journey to the promised land of the She Male Snails - a documentary fairytale about a human between two genders, that in order to survive creates a third one.
Basic information Credits
Original title Pojktanten
Danish title Tantedrengen
Keywords Sexuality, Sexual psychology, Gender identity, Identity, Trans sexuals, Leven, Eli
Director Ester Martin Bergsmark
Screenplay Ester Martin Bergsmark
Producer Anna-Maria Kantarius
Director of Photography Minka Jakerson, Ester Martin Bergsmark
Editor Britta Norell, Ester Martin Bergsmark, Björn Kessler
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Production designer Sandra Lindgren
Appearance Ester Martin Bergsmark, Eli Levén, Alice Lindqvist, Josef Waldfogel
Production country Sweden, Denmark
Dialogue language Swedish
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer Upfront Films


Direction Ester Martin Bergsmark
Assistant director Hedda Viå
Research Hedda Viå
Casting: children Niklas Holmgren
Voice over coach Rosa Fernandez
Interviews Rosa Fernandez


Script Ester Martin Bergsmark


Producer Anna-Maria Kantarius
Unit manager Saga Gärde
Production assistant Signe Tillisch
Production assistant Annette Frederiksen
Production assistant Helene Hansen
Production assistant Julia Lindeström
Production assistant Sylvelin Makestad
Post-producton coordinator Camilla Dal


Cinematographer Minka Jakerson
Cinematographer Ester Martin Bergsmark
Camera assistant Oskar Lundgren
Camera assistant Olle Lundin


Editor Britta Norell
Editor Ester Martin Bergsmark
Editor Björn Kessler
Editing supervisor Marion Tuor


Music Magnus Engstedt
Music Mirejam Shala

Production design

Production designer Sandra Lindgren
Assistant production designer Jovanna Remeus
Assistant production designer Alexi Carpentieri
Assistant production designer Clara Isaksson


Costume on set Erik Annerborn


Sound designer Peter Albrechtsen
Sound technician Jacques Pedersen
Sound editor Asser Borgen
Sound effects recordist Mikkel Nielsen
Foley artist Martin Langenbach
Foley recordist Matthias Münster
Recording engineer Jesper van Dongen
Recording engineer Jess Wolfsberg


Voice Saga Gärde

Visual effects

Graphic design Sara Kaaman
Graphic design Ester Martin Bergsmark
Colourist Rune Felix Holm
Online Rune Felix Holm
Compositing Sammy H. Larsen
Conforming Julian Roland Andersen


Appearance Ester Martin Bergsmark
Appearance Eli Levén
Baby Alice Lindqvist
Dreng Josef Waldfogel
Pige Lea Stojanov
Tantedreng i sne Anna Holmdahl
Tantedreng ved bål Theo Walther
Tantedreng der kigger på byggearbejdere Elena Smon Wolay
Mand med kniv Mats Jäderlund
Tantedreng fra havet Juli Apponen
Byggearbejder Ja-shu Stoces
Byggearbejder Sebastian Bendefors
Picnic-deltager Rosa Fernandez
Picnic-deltager Chris Ridselius
Picnic-deltager Rose-Marie Söderström
Picnic-deltager Leo Correia de Verdier
Picnic-deltager Anna Linder
Picnic-deltager Lisa Werthén
Picnic-deltager Peggy Sands

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