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by Maren Thingnæs & Marianne Mørk
Enter the “lockdown diaries” of 11 children and teens from around the world as they vlog their quarantine experiences. Some contracted the virus; others took care of at-risk family members and some just tried to adjust to the “new normal” that has been forced on all of us. From face masks to zoom school, see the pandemic unfold through their eyes.
Norwegian, French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Arabic
Producer: Kari Anne Moe, Gudmundur Gunnarsson
Co-producer: Therese Högberg
Production company: Fuglene AS
Co production company: Bautafilm AB
Editing: Simon Carlgren, Christopher Gibb, Erika Gonzales, Idun Hermansen Kvasbø, Karsten Meinich
Composer: Magnus Thingnæs
Sound design: Frode Løas Hvatum
DIRECTOR - MAREN THINGNÆS
Maren Victoria Thingnæs is a Norwegian documentary filmmaker with a passion for personal and character driven documentary films. She made her first short documentary in 2013, Forgive and forget not, a film about a mother in Boston, MA, who lost two of her three sons in gun violence. In the fall of 2015, she released her documentary film Gentle, a documentary about her late father, the Norwegian jazz musician Frode Thingnæs. Her films has been screened at festivals and on television internationally.
DIRECTOR - MARIANNE MØRK
All her life, Marianne Mørk has worked with theatre, television and film, mainly as an actress, and has dedicated her entire adult life to visual art. She has written manuscripts for 40 different television programs for children and young people, written and produced full scale musicals for major theatres in Norway, done readings at Boston Playwright Theatre, and directed the short film Light as a cloud – about eating disorders which has contributed to intense debates and is used in teaching in Norwegian hospitals. The last 25 years she has directed close to 50 theatre performances. She has received several awards and prizes, amongst them a culture award in 2012, and the Paul Harris award.
NORWEGIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HAUGESUND 2021〡NORDIC/DOCS 2022〡THE NORWEGIAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2022〡KRISTIANSAND INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 2022
"An ambitious account of the pandemic"
- Jan Lumholdt, Cineuropa
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