The 16-year-old Daniel is a huge long jumping talent who constantly breaks his own records. For Daniel, breaking records is a way for him to keep his dying mother alive. She is in a coma, but Daniel discovers that every time he tells the mother about a new record, she reacts by moving a finger. Unfortunately, Daniel stops being able to beat his own record and at the same time his mother’s condition gets worse. Daniel feels that he has part of the blame because he is convinced that the records helps the mother to stay alive. In a desperate attempt to avoid the doctors shutting off his mother’s life support, Daniel starts to jump between rooftops. He is convinced that the adrenaline he will get by jumping at great altitude is the extra kick he needs to push his body to new records and hopefully keep his mother alive.
Shortfilm written and directed by Anders Walter and produced by Tivi Magnusson & M&M Productions. The film was shortlisted for an Oscar for “Best live action short” 2013.
Daniel: Benjamin Gabrielsen
Bubka: Oliver Methling Søndergaard
Father: Thomas Baldus
Mother: Christine Albeck Børge
Production Company: M&M Productions
Producer: Tivi Magnusson
Director & Writer: Anders Walter
Executive Producers: Andreas Rostock, Henrik Gugge Garnov & Kim Magnusson
Cinematography: Rasmus Heise
Editing: Lars Wissing
Line Producer: Sanne Jørgensen
Original Music: Rasmus Walter & Niels-Kristian Bærentzen
Sounddesigner: Henrik Gugge Garnov & Jakob Davidsen
Postfacilities: Cameo Film v/ Andreas Rostock
VFX: Bjørn Munch
Colorgrading: Lasse Marcussen
FESTIVAL HISTORY 2013:
Oscar shortlisted 2013 for “Best live action short”.
Scandinavian Film Festival Los Angeles
Miami International Film Festival
Brooklyn Film Festival
Odense International Film Festival (Winner best children & youth film)
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival (Winner international audience award)
San Francisco International Short Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
New York Film Festival
Austin International Film Festival
Kuki children & Youth Film Festival, Berlin (Winner best teen film, 2nd prize)
Boulder Film Festival, USA.
New York International Children’s Film Festival
Festival du Cinéma Européen de Lille
Brussels International Short Film Festival
Sukawaga International Film Festival, Japan.
Rome Independent Film Festival
Barcelona International Sports Film Festival