Thursday, February 18, 2010

Instead of Abracadabra

Instead of Abracadabra (Istället for Abrakadabra) was nominated for a 2010 Oscar at the Academy Awards for best Short Film (Live Action). This short film written and directed by Patrik Eklund is about a young man who dreams of becoming a magician, while his exasperated father wishes he would find himself a job.

The film premiered at the Gothenburg Film Festival in 2008, where it won the short film prize Startsladden, worth about $140,000 and the honorary prize as audience choice. The film was shot in Piteå, Sweden in the autumn of 2007. 

Simon J Berger – Thomas
Jacob Nordenson - Bengt
Anki Larsson - Gunilla
Saga Gärde – Monika