Beyond Beyond | Copenhagen Bombay

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Some updates from Petter @ Copenhagen Bombay regarding their full cg stereoscopic feature film. I’m looking forward to see more stuff.

All artwork is work in progress..

Beyond Beyond
Beyond Beyond is a story about wanting the impossible. And it is a story about a little boy, not old enough to know the guidebook to life, picking a fight with the most powerful force. Learning about existence little by little.

Synopsis
Johan and his father have lived at sea for as long as Johan can remember. Or at least since he was three when his mother disappeared. Johan likes the ship. It has a greenhouse where they grow carrots, and it has fishing nets. Johan is good at diving and at mechanics, and helps his father re- pairing the ship. One day when Johans father go for provisions and Johan is left alone on the boat, he recieves a distress call on the radio with a clue to where his mother is.

The Universe
Beyond Beyond takes place in two universes: the world of the living and the world of the dead – The Kingdom of the Feather King. The world of the living looks like our world apart from being populated by rabbits instead of humans. They act as humans, live in houses, sail ships and have hu- man feelings. The Kingdom of the Feather King is an infinitely large place with infinite numbers of rabbits. As the story Beyond Beyond goes on The Kingdom of the Feather King changes from being a very sad place to be an amazing place to spend eternity. And this change is what Beyond Beyond is all about.

Directors note on the visual style
I want to work with a high level of detail and tactility in the visuals. I am aiming for a universe with a lot of depth in the images, and a feeling of ‘everything being possible’. It will have fog and dust particles in the air, so it feels like the air has a mass. The characters will look like you can grab them and touch them. The main charac- ter, Johan, who goes to the underworld to get his parents back, is a very small and thin creature, who looks like he could be blown away by a gust of air.

Director Esben Toft Jacobsen
Esben Toft Jacobsen was born in 1977. A former student of visual communication at The Danish Design School, he went on to graduate from The National Film School of Denmark as an Animation Director in 2006. In 2007 Esben was awarded a special mention at the Berlinale for his graduate film, ‘Having a Brother,’ in 2008 he took part in the Talent Campus an in 2011 his Feature Film debut The Great Bear was officially selected for the Generation Kplus section.

Filmography
Beyond Beyond (expected completion 2013) Feature Film The Great Bear (2011) Feature film Kiwi & Strit (2008) Short film as part of Carsten & Gitte’s Movie Madness Having a Brother (2006) Graduation film from the Danish Film School

Producer Petter Lindblad
Petter Lindblad was born in 1975, and graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 2000, where he received a Masters in Media Production. In 2005 he graduated as Master in Euro- pean Audiovisual Management from the MEDIA-supported Media Business School in Spain. Petter has worked at Zentropa in Denmark, and from January 2007 for Copenhagen Bombay. Since June 2011 he is running the Swedish branch Copenhagen Bombay Sweden AB.

Selected filmography
The Secret of the Iceflower (2011), Short film, Dir. Jacob Ley
The Great Bear (2011), Feature film, Dir. Esben Toft Jacobsen
The Apple & The Worm (2009), Feature film, Dir. Anders Morgenthaler
Carsten & Gitte’s Movie Madness (2008), Dir. Anders Morgenthaler a.o. (line producer)

Crossmedia
In parallel with producing the film, a digital game will be developed – a high concept, interactive story in 10 episodes using elements from ad- venture puzzle games with a lot of physics. The intention is to expand the world we already know, using the story in the film as the game’s A-plot and adding several B-plots in the game. The game will have the same visual and story properties as the film, and be told with strong moods and subtle humor. The game is aimed for tablets as the primary delivery platform, and is developed with support from MEDIA.

Credits:
Director: Esben Toft Jacobsen
Written by: Esben Toft Jacobsen & Jannik Tai Mosholt
Producer: Petter Lindblad
Co-producer: Sarita Christensen
International sales: Copenhagen Bombay Sales ApS
Production company: Copenhagen Bombay Sweden AB in co-production with Copenhagen Bombay Rights 1 ApS

Financing (development): CB Sweden AB, CB Rights 1 ApS, The Swedish Film Institute, The Danish Film Institute, Film i Väst, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, CB Sales ApS

Technical information
Animated Feature Film
Target Group: 7 – 12 years
Length: app. 80 min
Tech.: Stereoscopic 3D, Animated in Maya
Budget: 2,8 mio Euro
Director: Esben Toft jacobsen
Year: expected completion in 2013

Contact
Malene Iversen, Head of Sales, Phone: +45 25419911 / malene.iversen@copenhagenbombay.com

Petter Lindblad, Producer, Phone: +46 73321600 / petter.lindblad@copenhagenbombay.com

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