Mar 07

Beyond beyond to be released in North America…

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Sweden’s first stereoscopic feature film, Esben Toft Jacobsens BEYOND BEYOND (RESAN TILL FJÄDERKUNGENS RIKE), has been acquired by Grindstone Entertainment for the North American rights. Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the film this year on all media platforms.
Grindstone Entertainment Dives Into ‘Beyond Beyond’ (EXCLUSIVE)

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/grindstone-entertainment-dives-into-beyond-beyond-exclusive-1201127499/

Jan 17

BEYOND BEYOND @ The Berlin Film festival

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Sweden’s first s3d 3d animated feature in S3d – BEYOND BEYOND  has been selected for The Berlin Film festival. Great job Petter and team!

Danish director Esben Toft Jacobsen – known in these parts for his debut feature The Great Bear – is once again selected as part of the Berlin Film Festival with his sophomore feature Beyond Beyond and we’re pleased to present four clips from the film for your perusal.

 

Copenhagen Bombay and the team behind Esben Toft Jacobsen’s second feature film Beyond Beyond are happy to announce that the world premiere of the film will take place in Berlinale’s Generation Kplus section, in February 2014.

The story about the little rabbit Johan who sets out on an adventure of his own has been highly anticipated, and has been pre-bought by distributors in several territories. The film will throughout 2014 premiere in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia and South Korea. Also the German FreeTV rights has been acquired by SuperRTL prior to completion.

Beyond Beyond has been produced by Copenhagen Bombay in coproduction with Film i Väst and Noble Entertainment, who will release the film on March 21st as the first Stereoscopic 3D film produced in Sweden. The team has been working on the film since early 2012, and the animation has taken place in Copenhagen Bombay’s own animation studios in Copenhagen and in Stockholm.

http://twitchfilm.com/2014/01/beyond-beyond-watch-four-clips-from-the-berlin-selected-animation.html

 

Feb 05

BEYOND BEYOND is looking for additional artists @ CB Sverige AB in Stockholm

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Want to work on Swedens first full cg stereoscopic film ever made? Now you got the chance…

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Or read more below:


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Copenhagen Bombay is in production on the s3D Full CG feature “Beyond Beyond” and need to
recruite some additional artists for their team.
CB Sverige AB is looking for team members for the animated feature film
BEYOND BEYOND, to be produced mainly in Stockholm
About CB Sverige AB
Copenhagen Bombay was founded in 2006 by producer Sarita Christensen and film director
Anders Morgenthaler. Their ambition was to create a company with openness and enthusiasm
for original stories and new talent, an innovative creative environment and a positive
engagement of new ways of doing business.
Since the beginning in 2006 Copenhagen Bombay has positioned itself first and foremost as a
production company and animation studio producing high quality animation for low budgets,
and with such success that we in 2011 expanded with the production company and animation
studio in Sweden, CB Sverige AB. Since then producer Petter Lindblad (www.imdb.com/name/
nm2503512) is located in Stockholm where he has built up an animation studio for producing
Swedish projects and co-producing internationally.
Copenhagen Bombay put a lot of focus on the teamwork and the closeknit teams working
together to create amazing projects. We don’t send projects abroad, but create teams and
projects that can be realized in our studios in Scandinavia. We want to produced locally to
have the experience and best people stay here and continue working with us.
About the project
BEYOND BEYOND is the second feature film by director Esben Toft Jacobsen (www.imdb.com/
name/nm2593468), his first being THE GREAT BEAR that had its world premiere in competition
at Berlinale 2011 and has since participated in close to 50 festivals worldwide and been sold to
over 20 territories.
BEYOND BEYOND is a stereoscopic 3D-animated adventure film for children 6-9 years old, and
will be the first ever stereoscopic (3D) film produced in Sweden. Read more about the project
on Twitchfilm.net, where you also can see some stills from the pilot and some production
design.
http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/02/efm-2012-details-and-first-stills-from-esben-toft-
jacobsens-beyond-beyond.php
See the trailer for Esben’s first animated feature film, THE GREAT BEAR here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXNFhDq2QsQ
Visit the production blog of the film here:
http://beyondbeyond.copenhagenbombay.com
Our tools
Maya 2011, Yeti, Phoenix FD, RealFlow, Nuke 7.0, Z-brush 4, V-Ray 2.0, Royal Render
Roles we’re looking for
Shading/lighting/render artist (one)
The artist we’re looking for will work with our lead shading/lighting artist using Maya 2013,
V-ray 2.0 and Royal Render, and be responsible for rendering. Texturing is done by our
production designer/matte painter. Period: now – end of july 2013
Maya VFX artist (one)
The artist we’re looking for will focus on Maya effects like shattering, nParticles, nCloth
together with our lead VFX/sim artist. Experience with the above, scripting/expressions and fur
grooming is an advantage. Period: Mid/end march – summer (after agreement)
Responsibilities include:
For all departments, we work together and continually optimize our work process to reach the
best result and reach our internal deadlines without working overtime.
Requirements Suitable experiences in related projects, depending on the position you apply
for. We will not consider applicants without a proven track record. Good communication skills
– transparency and communication in the team is essential. Ability to make technical and
creative decisions with the director, TD and team leaders based on resources and desired end
result, and the ability to explain the decisions to others.
Salaries
Following Swedish film agreement levels, on a per-role and experience basis.
How to apply
Send an email to beyond@copenhagenbombay.com and put the job role you’re applying for in
the subject.
We’d like to see a CV, resume or similar, and know some personal things about you. You’ll
also have a link to your website/blog where we can see things like a reel, stills and learn more
about your role in the projects and assignments you have been a part of.
WE WILL LOOK AT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATIONS WE’VE RECEIVED EARLIER AS WELL.
Read more about the company and its projects at www.copenhagenbombay.com. If you have
any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Sep 20

Press release – Beyond Beyond | Copenhagen Bombay

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New press release Copenhagen Bombay regarding Beyond Beyond, Sweden’s 1st stereoscopic feature film.

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Jun 01

Full CG s3D film is looking for a team | Copenhagen-Bombay

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Copenhagen Bombay is starting their production on the s3D Full CG feature “Beyond Beyond” and they are recruiting a team of artists for it right now.

Read more in this pdf bb or below…

CB Sverige AB is looking for team members for the animated feature film
BEYOND BEYOND, to be produced mainly in Stockholm

About CB Sverige AB
Copenhagen Bombay was founded in 2006 by producer Sarita Christensen and film director Anders Morgenthaler.
Their ambition was to create a company with openness and enthusiasm for original stories and new talent, an
innovative creative environment and a positive engagement of new ways of doing business.

Since the beginning in 2006 Copenhagen Bombay has positioned itself first and foremost as a production company
and animation studio producing high quality animation for low budgets, and with such success that we in 2011
expanded with the production company and animation studio in Sweden, CB Sverige AB. Since then producer Petter
Lindblad (www.imdb.com/name/nm2503512) is located in Stockholm where he is building up an animation studio for
producing Swedish projects and co-producing internationally.

Copenhagen Bombay put a lot of focus on the teamwork and the closeknit teams working together to create
amazing projects. We don’t send projects abroad, but create teams and projects that can be realized in our studios
in Scandinavia. We want to produced locally to have the experience and best people stay here and continue working
with us.

About the project
BEYOND BEYOND is the second feature film by director Esben Toft Jacobsen (www.imdb.com/name/nm2593468), his
first being THE GREAT BEAR that had its world premiere in competition at Berlinale 2011 and has since participated in
close to 50 festivals worldwide and been sold to over 20 territories.

BEYOND BEYOND is a stereoscopic 3D-animated adventure film for children 6-9 years old, and will be the first ever
stereoscopic (3D) film produced in Sweden.

Read more about the project on Twitchfilm.net, where you also can see some stills from the pilot and some
production design.

http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/02/efm-2012-details-and-first-stills-from-esben-toft-jacobsens-beyond-beyond.php

See the trailer for Esben’s first animated feature film, THE GREAT BEAR here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=KXNFhDq2QsQ

Our tools
Maya 2011, Yeti, Nuke 6.0, Z-brush 4, V-Ray 2.0

Roles we’re looking for
• 3D-builders (3 total)
The team of three will build every asset in the film, from characters to props and sets. Minimal texturing,
we have a texture artist who will be doing all texturing. Grooming of fur with Yeti will be part of the building
tasks.
Period: August 2012 – January 2013

Shading/Lighting artist (1,5)
The artist we’re looking for will be lead shading/lighting artist and will get 6 months assistance in addition to
the period in question. Texturing is done by our production designer/matte painter.
Period: Mid-september 2012 – june 2013

•Animators (6 in SE and 3 in DK)

A total team of nine animators will work on this film, with flexible starting periods.
Periods: 4 people start mid-october 2012, 2 in mid-november and 3 in january 2013. All end in june 2013.

Render wrangler (1)
Here we’d like to find a junior generalist looking to get into feature film production, to take care of all
rendering and fixing/flagging issues that occur, and together with the TD and the rest of the team optimize
the rendering from beginning to end.
Period: Mid-november 2012 – mid-september 2013

•Composit (2 total)

The team of two compositors will be comping the rendered layers in stereo, adding matte paintings and
projecting overpaint-elements in 3D-space and adding VFX and simulation passes from our VFX/simulation
artist.
Period : Flexible starting period, to be concluded. Estimated start december 2012 – september 2013.

•Responsibilities include

For all departments, we work together and continually optimize our work process to reach the best result and reach
our internal deadlines without working overtime.
Requirements
Suitable experiences in related projects, depending on the position you apply for. We will not consider
applicants without a proven track record.
Good communication skills – transparency and communication in the team is essential
Ability to make technical and creative decisions with the director, TD and team leaders based on resources
and desired end result, and the ability to explain the decisions to others.
Salaries
Following Swedish film agreement levels, on a per-role and experience basis.

How to apply
Send an email to beyond@copenhagenbombay.com and put the job role you’re applying for in the subject,
fx “Light/shading”.

We’d like to see a CV, resume or similar, and know some personal things about you. Preferably you have a link to your
website/blog where we can see things like a reel, stills and learn more about your role in the projects and assignments
you have been a part of.

Read more about the company and its projects at www.copenhagenbombay.com. If you have any questions, don’t
hesitate to contact us.

Feb 23

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