RODLØS / WAYWARD
Danish shortfilm (2014)
Produced at Gammeltoft ApS. with support by Commissioning Editor Marie Schmidt Olesen, New Danish Screen /The Danish Film Institute.
Wayward is a teen drama, about exploring and challenging boundaries in search for identity. Alex’s identity as a tomboy is challenged from within and by her peers. She is 14 years old and her body is undergoing changes, yet she continues to insist on the tomboy identity.
Article in the Danish Filmmagazine – Ekkofilm – including an interview with Kira Richards Hansen about her work with actress Rosalina and the two first productions in the series with her (Damn Girl and Malk de Koijn/musicvideo).
Avialable on online international streaming platforms:
Available on geoblocked danish streaming platforms:
PRODUCER Pelle Folmer & Thomas Gammeltoft
DIRECTOR Kira Richards Hansen
SCRIPT Signe Søby Bech
SALES & DISTRIBUTION by 1606 ApS.
Wayward [Rodløs] is a sequel to Damn Girl (fucking tøs). More info about Damn Girl can be found on it’s website. As it has only been released in cinema and television it’s not available online – but if you’re interested in a screening a cinematic /televised screening can be arranged for. In Denmark it’s available online at Filmcentralen (geoblocked outside denmark).
To the shortfilm Damn Girl, a related musicvideo was shot and produced using and extending the universe of Alex (the leading role). It can be seen at youtube via this link: Malk de Koijn (musicvideo)
The two shortfilms are written and directed by filmmaker duo of Screenwriter Signe Søby Bech and Director Kira Richards Hansen.
For Wayward and Damn Girl the Danish Film Institute, Lisbeth Juul Sibbesen and Ditte Mejlhede have made en extensive educational material
To read more about the title please visit imdb.com, Nationalfilmografien on dfi.dk, the website of the film or the facebook page of the film.
I am interested in the ambivalent feelings that exist behind the facade. As a teenager, everything is new. There are no tools in place to deal with the new emotions. Everything is intense and overwhelming and sudden outbursts set of reactions, actions and consequences.
None of what happens in the flm, happens out of malice. It happens because the characters lose control over internal forces that explodes into violent acts and stems from hurt feelings, reactions to the feeling of loss of control.
When Alex cut herself, it is an attempt to feel something, to connect with herself.
The intention has been to create an atmosphere, which carries the feeling of ’anything can happen’, where the rhythm of the flm supports and highlights the ambivalent emotions of the characters and in the brief fashes expose inner frailty and make the fear of exclusion visible, all of which exist below the surface. The boundaries between illusion and reality are veiled and actual intentions thwarted and blocked by external actions and words that aim to cover uncertainty.
It is the contrasts between the vulnerabilities and the aggressiveness, which spans the area in between the contradictions that exist between the internal and the outer facade.
Rodløs is about not being able to say how you feel, about wanting to reach out, but not knowing how to. The flm is also about regaining dignity after a self- efacing humiliation, to disclaim the feeling of shame and to achieve recovery by turning self-destructive inward movement of outward self-righting action.
– Directors Statement by Kira Richards Hansen
2014 Nordic Panorama, Malmø, Sweden / September / Best Nordic Short Film Award
2015 Mo&Friese ChildrenShortFilmFestival, Hamburg, Germany / June / Freischwinner Award
2015 Festival international Signes de Nuit, Paris, France / November / the NIGHT AWARD
2016 Annapolis Film Festival, Annapolis, USA / March / Jury Award – Best Narrative Short
2016 Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada / May / Scotiabank Award for Best Foreign Film
2014 CPH:PIX, Copenhagen, Denmark / April / Competition + Screening in New Danish Screen program
2014 Buster Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark / September 12th / Screening w.’Fucking Tøs’
2015 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France / January / Selected for the International Competition
2015 BUFF Film Festival Malmø, Sweden / March / Special Programme
2015 Athens International film and video festival, Ohio, United States / April / Official Selection
2015 Cannes Court Métrage, Cannes, France / May / Short Film Corner
2015 Amarcort Film Festival, Rimini, Italy / Official Selection
2015 Urbanworld Film Festival, New York / September / Official Selection
2015 Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Hokaido, Japan / October / Official Selection
2015 Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece / October / Official Selection
2015 Asiana International Short Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea / November / Selected for the International Competition
2015 Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia / November / Selected for the International Competition
2015 International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao ZINEBI, Bilbao, Spain / November / selected for the Informative Section (out of the Competition)
2015 Tirana International Film Festival, Tirana, Albania / October – November / Official Selection
2015 International Bosphorus Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey / November / Official Selection
2015 International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!, Poznan, Poland / November / in Competition
2016 Women In Film Shorts Night, Los Angeles, USA / January / Finalist
2016 Online Audience Award at Short of the Year – Autumn edition / January / in Competition
2016 International Festival SIGNS OF THE NIGHT (Signes de Nuit), Bangkok, Thailand / March / Official Selection
2016 The Third Culture Film Festival 2016, Hong Kong, China / April / Official Selection
2016 Skepto International Film Festival, Cagliari, Italy / April / Official Selection
2016 International Film Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB, Krakow, Poland / June / Official Selection
2016 Arroios Film Festival, Lisboa, Portugal / July / in Competition
2016 IndieCrete Film Festival, Crete, Greeece / August/ in Competition
2016 Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland / September / Official Selection
2016 West Nordic International Film Festival, Norway / October / Official Selection
2016 Ekko Shortlist Awards 2016, Denmark / November / Nominated
2017 Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, India / August / Selected non competative screening
Frederik Winter Rasmussen
Ashcon Hamedi Nejad
Anne Sofie Espersen
Gerard Carey Bidstrup
Julius Sigurd Heilmann
Christian Kajbjerg Konradsen
Anton Fogt Pedersen
Oliver Methling Søndergaard
Kira Richards Hansen
Signe Søby Bech
Brian Curt Petersen
Composer / Original Score
Martin Juel Dirkov
Torben Brent Wenneberg
1. assistant camera
Mads Hoppe Jørgensen
Kenneth Skovgaard Clausen
2. assistant camera
Julie Mørch Honoré
Julie Hennecke Hartmann
Special Makeup effect artist
Casting & Coach
Martin Kildegaard Hem
Amanda Hill Andersen
Anna Elling Buhl
Casper Jan Winther Lagerbon
Sophie Marie Munck
Anders V. Christensen
H5 Film Sound OY Ltd.
Kong Gulerod Film ApS.
Red Rental ApS.
Nordisk Film Audio
Written & performed by Felix de Luca
Produced by Aksel Toft & Esben Thornhal
Performed by Trentemøller Written by Trentemøller
P & C 2005 Audiomatique Recordings
Published by Anders Trentemøller Administered by Ed. Babelfish / Freibank
Dorte Høeg Brask
Caroline Schlüter Bingestam
Line Nikita Blom
Mette Sønderskov Sørensen
Anders V. Christensen
Nikolaj Hjelm Kaplan
LS Auto v. Jan Pallisgaard Sørensen
Berling Autolakering v. Jimmy Berling
Frisør K v. Jannie Henningsen
Fxteam v. Christian Kitter
Klubben Thomas P. Hejle
Kevin Murphy Hair products
GAMMELTOFT APS, FIRELANE MOTION PICTURES & 1606 APS
with support by
New Danish Screen v. Projektredaktør Marie Schmidt Olesen