Jesper Maintz, Denmark, 2011

38 min.DK/Short fiction

After six years in a safe relationship with the loving girlfriend Rie, Jonas decides take a stab at the freedom of single life, but is confronted with a world filled with lonely, emotionless and sex-fixated individuals. An infernal racket from the upstairs neighbour Frank forces him to consider the possibility that noise can come from anywhere, even from the inside.
Basic information Credits
Original title Upstairs
Danish title Upstairs
Keywords Relationship, Bachelors, Singles
Director Jesper Maintz
Screenplay Jesper Maintz, Jacob Weinreich
Producer Ellen Birgitte Riis
Director of Photography Erik Zappon
Editor Adam Ross
Sound Hans Christian Kock
Composer Thomas Maintz, Jeppe Saugmann
Production designer Finn Richardt
Appearance Mads Koudal, Peter Gilsfort, Ene Øster Bendtsen, Chadi Abdul-Karim
Production country Denmark
Technical info color
Danish festival release 28.04.2011, Cinemateket, CPH-PIX 2011
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Basmati Film


Direction Jesper Maintz
Continuity Miriam Nejsum
Extras coordinator Christina Martiny Moltke


Script Jesper Maintz
Script Jacob Weinreich


Producer Ellen Birgitte Riis
Production manager Louise Valeur
Production assistant Emil Bech Jepsen


Cinematography Erik Zappon
Steadicam Anders Holck
First assistant camera Henrik Lyngbo
Key grip Uffe Egeberg
Video assistant Tobias Hede Bendixen
Video assistant Michael Bauer
First assistant camera: 2. unit Bastian Schiøtt
First assistant camera Kristian Appel
First assistant camera Malte Udsen


Stills Finn Nordfeld

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Per Danbo
Assistant lighting technician Jacob Molberg
Assistant lighting technician Henrik Vierø


Editing Adam Ross


Music Thomas Maintz
Music Jeppe Saugmann

Production design

Production designer Finn Richardt
Property master Ulla Malmos
Assistant production designer Thomas Stanley Nielsen
Assistant production designer Viggo Bay
Assistant set dresser Roberto Coronado


Makeup Tina Deleuran


Sound designer Hans Christian Kock
Foley artist Martin Langenbach
Boom operator Andy Drabik
Sound engineer: 2. unit Iben Haahr Andersen
Boom operator: 2. unit Bertil Abrahamsson

Visual effects

Grading Jakob Eriksen


Jonas Mads Koudal
Frank Peter Gilsfort
Rie Ene Øster Bendtsen
Hamid Chadi Abdul-Karim
Per Thomas Biehl
Kristian Jan Tjerrild
One Night Stand Lisbeth Sonne

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