BACKBONE is a visual and poetic portrait documentary about inner strength, darkness and hope in humans, set in an exotic and wild landscape in arctic Norway. The film portrays four different women following their dreams and hopes, accepting who they are, taking care of someone they love, and their relationship to nature.
You will meet:
Mariam, a 18-year-old woman from Syria. Mariam is new to Norway and she is blind. She has big dreams and hopes.
Rikke, a 46-year-old woman trying to find her place in the world and accept who she is.
Mary-Ann, a 75-year-old woman who has lost her husband to Alzheimer’s disease. How is she still coping with love and taking care of her husband that is slowly fading away?
Karen Anna, a 80-year-old Sami reindeer herder from Kautokeino. She has been living her whole life on the tundra and in the vast nature working and living with reindeers.
Shot on 16mm & Arri mini
WRITER & DIRECTOR EILIF BREMER LANDSEND
PRODUCER EILIF BREMER LANDSEND
PRODUCTION COMPAN REDHEAD PRODUCTIONS
CINEMATOGRAPHER SNORRE RUHE
EDITOR TANYA FALLENIUS
SOUND EDITING, DESIGN & MIXING NATHANAËL GUSTIN
ADDITIONAL SOUND DESIG & MIX ADRIAN SOUYRIS STRAUMSE
FOLEY ARTIST NICOLAS DUBOIS, SOUND FISHING/PARIS
MUSIC COMPOSERS JAKOP JANSSØNN AND VILLE LANGFELDT, SVISKEMASKIN
MUSICIANS ATLE NYMO, CLARINETS, JAKOP JANSSØNN, DRUMS AND PERCUSSION VILLE LANGFELDT, PIANO
MUSIC MIX MORGAN NICOLAISEN
FOCUS PULLERS GUSTAV MEILING MADSEN LARS NØRLUND
CAMERA ASSISTANT SONDRE SANDBAKKEN
PRODUCTION LEADER TROMSØ ANDREA Flakstad CONRADSEN
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT TROMSØ KRISTINE RØD
VFX STIAN ANDREASSEN, TANYA FALLENIUS
GRAPHIC DESIGN CHRISTOPHER IDE