The Colour White

TitleThe Color White

GenreMusic video

Duration4min 40 sec

Release date27.02.2019

DirectorKjersti Vetterstad

ProducerKjersti Vetterstad

CinematographyKjersti Vetterstad

Assistant producer

Co-producerMaria Due

Screenwriter

Narrator

Supported by

Description

The Colour White is the first single from Maria Due’s third solo album.

Produced by Bård Ingebrigtsen.
Released by Bored Airline.

THE COLOUR WHITE MUSIC VIDEO CREDITS:
Director Kjersti Vetterstad
Co-Producers Maria Due and Kjersti Vetterstad
Prod Co. Greenhouse Film Productions AS
Cinematography Kjersti Vetterstad
Editor and post producer Kjersti Vetterstad
Assistant editor Georgiana Dobre
Cast Mari Due-Tønnesen and Habibi
Choreographer Georgiana Dobre
Special effects Eivind Due-Tønnessen
Thanks to Simon Mitternacht and Katla Kronberg

Fjorden og Fjellet

TitleFjorden og Fjellet/ The Fjord and the Mountain (work in progress)

GenreDocumentary

Duration50 min

Release date2020

DirectorKjersti Vetterstad

ProducerKjersti Vetterstad

CinematographyChristopher Horne Iversen

Assistant producer

Co-producerChristopher Horne Iversen and Kristin Astrup Aas

ScreenwriterKristin Astrup Aas

Narrator

Supported byThe Audio and Visual Fund, Arts Council Norway, Vederlagsfondet

Description

In April 2015 the Norwegian government granted a mining company permit to open a mine in a mountain on the west coast of Norway, and to deposit mining waste in a nearby pristine fjord. In February 2016 local environmentalists, together with environmental organisations enrolled in the longest manifestation of civil disobedience in Norwegian history since the 70’s. When we discovered how poorly the scandal was covered, we decided to put together a film team, and to use the planned mine and the dumping of waste in the fjord as a starting point for cinematic investigations of questions regarding how we relate to our natural surroundings.

How are people experiencing themselves as part of, or cut off from the larger community of living beings that exceeds the human community? We live in the sixth period of mass extinction of species in worlds history. Even so, political decisions are made every day where economic considerations are prioritised in full awareness of the possible devastating consequences for the biological diversity. Our aim for the film is to challenge the underlying ideological and philosophical fundament that legitimizes and make these decisions possible.

A beehive in my heart

TitleA Beehive in My Heart

GenreDocumentary

Duration50 min

Release date2019/ 2020

DirectorKjersti Vetterstad

ProducerKjersti Vetterstad

CinematographyChristopher Horne Iversen

Assistant producerChristopher Horne Iversen

Co-producer

ScreenwriterKjersti Vetterstad/ Josep Maria Garcia

NarratorJosep Maria Garcia

Supported byThe Audio and Visual Fund, Arts Council Norway, Vederlagsfondet

Description

A Beehive in My Heart is a documentary film that follows Josep Maria Garcia, a beekeeper who lives in a rural area in the region of Catalunya in Spain, in his daily activities with the bees. Josep talks about the important work the bees do, and about the challenges that are facing bees and beekeepers when extensive use of pesticides and climate change is about to drive his little friends to the verge of extinction.

The Agronaut

TitleThe Agronaut

GenreDocumentary

Duration1 hour 15 min

Release dateFirst released screened in 2014. Planning release of new version of the film in 2019.

DirectorKjersti Vetterstad

ProducerKjersti Vetterstad

CinematographyChristopher Horne Iversen

Assistant producer

Co-producer

ScreenwriterMontserrat Canudas Jorba/ Kjersti Vetterstad

NarratorMontserrat Canudas Jorba

Supported byThe Audio and Visual Fund, Arts Council Norway, UKS (Society for Young Artist Norway)

Description

The Agronaut is a documentary film that follows Montserrat Canudas Jorba, who lives like a hermit on her farm outside the village of El Bruc. The Agronaut takes us on a journey through time – from the era of fossils and into the future as Jorba envisages it –  and presents the viewer to a cyclical perspective on life. The title of the film, taken from the pun Jorba uses to describe herself, plays on the Argonauts of the Greek myth of Jason and is an acknowledgement of Jorba’s own role as a navigator in the landscape she lives in and off. Jorba’s retelling of the history of the surrounding area, its landscape and the people who have inhabited it, is interspersed with images and stories from her life on the farm – a life lived in acceptance of the mechanisms that shape our surroundings. “We’ll all return to the earth,” she says in the film. “We too are biodegradable.”