*Official Selection: Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017*
*Official Selection: Render International Music Video Festival 2017*
*Official Selection: ZKM InSonic Immersive Futures 2017 *
This film is an adaptation of an immersive sonic theatre piece created by the composer Cristian Vogel. The story is loosely based on a Scandinavian supernatural folk ballad of the same title. In the staged version, the actors and audience were immersed in the music as it played through a 24 channel Funktion-One sound system set up in a theatre in Aarhus, Denmark.
The parallel film project was filmed on set during rehearsals and edited into a movie by Tanya Goehring and Trevor Jacobson aka The Automatic Message. The cinematography and resulting film capture in detail many sensations of the original piece whilst extending the narrative in a surprising way.
The soundtrack of the film has been remixed especially in High Order Ambisonics, mixed down and mastered into stereo. A full surround sound version is available for screening at festivals and cinemas. Please email support @ neverenginelabs.com to find out more.
Cast and Crew
Merman: Siegmar Aigner
Agnete: My Nilsson
Cinematography and Video Edit: The Automatic Message
Music and Sound Design: Cristian Vogel
Make up and Fashion: VOFT / Valeriya Olkhova
Staging and Choreography: Cristian Vogel
Additional Lighting: Sune Petersen
Photography: Tanya Goehring
Production: NeverEngine Labs