Overview: At Filmbyn (Film Village) you can experience scenes from classical children’s films, e.g. Emil in Lönneberga, the Bullerby children and Pippi Longstocking. Step into the world of film via a magical exhibition, created in the spirit of Astrid Lindgren. You’ll see classical film clips, original props and get to sing along with movie music. And, while you’re there, you might like to visit our café, our shop and one or other of the 12 filming locations nearby, such as Katthult and Bullerby.
Objective: Being a Film museum, the curators of Filmbyn wanted to incorporate video into every installment at the exhibit. They wanted the different sets to be uniquely informative and paint an accurate picture of what set life was like in the 60s 70s and 80s.
Solution & Outcome: We shot 17 interviews with different key players, people who were both in front of and behind the camera of these influential films and edited them down to land between 1:30 and 3 minutes. This resulted in 24 unique interviews shot in Swedish and translated to English and German, making the total deliverables 72. These videos were then organized and compiled for each installment and are available for viewing on various interactive screens located around the museum exhibits. A happy extra project was added on as we worked on site with the museum creators. At the museum, there is a theater playing short films of Astrid Lindgrens, but they did not have any videos about Astrid herself. We had received so many excellent sound bytes about Astrid Lindgren, that we were commissioned to create a short documentary about the distinctive character of this woman to play in the theater between films, and has ended up being one of our favorite projects to date.