Director

JADE HÆREM AKSNES

Jade (b. 1987) is an award-winning director/writer from Norway, who graduated in 2014 from the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles with an MFA in Directing. Prior to this she completed her studies in Norway with a BA in Film and TV Production, specializing in Directing, and an MA in Film Analysis.

Jade has written and directed several short films, which have been officially selected at over 60 film festivals worldwide, and have won several awards including "Best Narrative Short", "Best Directing" and "Best Screenplay". PUSHING NIGHT AWAY, which is funded by the Norwegian Film Institute and Western Norway Film Center, has been selected at 24 film festivals, and recently won the award for "Best International Film" at the Academy Award qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles. Amongst Jade's other short is her short ENGLESPILL which screened at 11 international film festivals, won an "Audience Choice Award", and was broadcast on Norwegian national television.

 

Based on her film production, Jade was awarded the Artist Grant from Arts Council Norway in 2017 and 2015, and she is currently working on developing her first feature film project.

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ADDITIONAL CREW

PRODUCER: Siv Aksnes & Niels Peter Hærem

 

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Smith
 

EDITOR: Michael Smith

 

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Fredrik R. Sivertsen

 

ART DIRECTOR: Geir M.V. Andersen

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: René Bjerregaard

 

ASSISTANT CAMERA: Anita Vedå

 

KEY GRIP: Kjell-Gunnar Hjartholm Knudsen

 

GAFFER/STILL PHOTOGRAPHER: Poul Iversen

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Jarle Styve

SOUND RECORDIST: Thomas Angell Endresen

 

VFX ARTIST: Andreas Næs/APPEX

 

COLORIST: Dylan R. Hopkin/SHORTCUT OSLO

 

POST PRODUCER: Espen Skjetne/SHORTCUT OSLO

 

SOUND MIXER: Gisle Tveito/STORYLINE STUDIOS

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DAGNY BACKER JOHNSEN

Dagny Backer Johnsen is a Norwegian actress who started her acting career on Vestlandske teatersenter and Den Nationale Scene, both theaters in Bergen, Norway.

 

She has since starred in several films, both shorts and features, including the Norwegian feature Varg Veum - - dødens drabanter (Appelgren, 2011), and one of Canada's Academy Award candidates Violent (Huculiak, 2014), for which she was also nominated for "Best Acress" at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards in Canada.

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JULIAN HÆREM AKSNES

Julian Hærem Aksnes is a Norwegian actor who started his acting career fairly recently, but has already starred in several short films, including Time to Go (2016), Restrictor (2016) and Pushing Night Away (2016).

He is currently studying Film and Television Production at the University of Bergen, and is also a talented musician, with skills ranging from electric guitar and drums to classical violin and opera.

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ADDITIONAL CAST

DANIEL: Anton Styve

BUS DRIVER: Trond Høstmark

 

ADOLESCENT BOYS: Ingemar Stirling Gundersen, Børge Smørdal Nilsen, August Sætre Aasvær, Petter Dyngeland

NURSE: Lillian Mikkelsen

EXTRAS​: Johannes Kaasa Andersen, 

Harald Kaasa Andersen, 

Lisa Byrkjeland Grytås, August Due, Juni Due, 

Lill Due, Maria Elisabeth Ervum, 

Trond Farestveit, Ole Andreas Førde, 

Bente Grove, Rønnaug Hammer,

Tore Hegdahl, Olaf Heggdal, 

Karen Margrethe Hærem Heid, 

Christine Hagland Jacobsen, August Johnsen, 

Johanne Kaasa, Kristin Kanstad, 

Siv-May Knudsen, Dag Olav Larsen, 

Magnus Larsen, Camilla Trolin Lie, 

Eigil Hole Lønning, Tone Lønning,  

Kathrine Løvstad, Tove Løvstad, 

Ann Kristin Nesheim Muri, Marte S. Nesfossen, 

Stephanie Nesheim, Kitt Nordhagen

Marte Ekros Osland, Fabian Otter, 

Martin W. Ottesen, Anne B. Pedersen,

Anne-Lise Pettersen, Arne Salbu, 

August Botne Sandberg,

Nils Backer-Grøndahl Schjelderup, 

Kristin Schilbred Solberg, 

Thomas Due Sivertsen, 

Marianne E. Jørgensen Svanevik, 

Alf Tretteberg, Jenny Sørensen Vaage, 

Dag Vaula, Arild Vestre, Anne Josefine Wågø

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