What is the fuss about 1.2 kilo of shiny enameled copper shaped as a beetle?
The annual Guldbagge Awards (Swedish Oscars or Academy Awards) was broadcasted on Swedish national TV this week. The ceremony honors achievements within the Swedish film industry, this year also highlighting the #metoo campaign. The award was first presented in 1964 and has ever since awarded talents in categories like Best Film, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Short Film. To date, more than 300 Guldbagge prizes has been distributed.
This year, Chimney was nominated for three prizes in two different categories – Best Sound for both ‘Nile Hilton Incident’ by Fredrik ‘Frippe’ Jonsäter and ‘Korparna’ by Mattias Eklund and for Best Visual Effects for the effects in ‘Monky’ made by Alex Hansson and Chris Stenner.
So, how did it go? Chimney won Best Sound for Nile Hilton Incident, congratulations Fredrik Frippe Jonsäter! The movie was the big winner of the night, winner of five awards, including Best Film, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Set Design and Best Costume. As co-producers to the movie, we couldn’t be happier.
Funny fact: The quality of the authentic recordings from the Arabic spring 2011 wasn’t good enough. So what sounds as thousands of demonstrants protesting are in reality 12 Egyptians screaming at each other on Chimney’s backyard.