Hej! Happy Halloween!
So, last week we got this tweet from Raindance Film Festival
asking us to be a part of their 14 second horror film competition.
Earlier people had sent links to us about a 6 seconds horror film competition but we thought that was just way too short to build up some tension. But 14 seconds, hey, that's more than double the time and maybe it would be cool to make something super quick and fun.
So we did!
Such a sad story! The tears are actually real tears of sadness, and the onion I had thought of using to get the tears flowing lay untouched in the kitchen. The rest of the evening I felt all drained. Like I had been crying for real reasons.
David has been on a roll lately creating awesome behind the scenes videos and he even did one for this super short film. You can see it here
Earlier in the week David made a video about how he creates the sounds for our films, and I think it is so fun and interesting!
One thing we realised when talking about the sounds he has recorded was that I have taken photos of him on many, many of those occasions. You can see a bunch of them in the video. After it was uploaded I even found a few more. Like this one:
My favourite photos of David recording sounds are the one with the sheep in the video thumbnail and the one where he chases a hen with the microphone. It's just so funny! Sadly I couldn't find the photo where he's interviewing some cows in a meadow so you'll just have to imagine that for yourself.
And a couple of days ago I decided to make a little video
on how to pronounce my name (and how NOT to) since that has turned out to be a real struggle for people outside of Scandinavia.
It is quite hard to blend it into english, so I definitely understand. It just doesn't sound the way it does when speaking in Swedish. David is getting real good at it in his Behind the scenes videos though so I'm thinking it's all about practice.
So let's start practicing, okay! :-)
Oh! And today we found out that Lights Out won the Audience Award in the RoughCuts
short film event. Yay!
That's a good way to start the weekend.
Hope you are having a great Halloween! I am spending the entire weekend with Teater Esther
since it's only one week left until opening night! So exciting!
If you're in the Gothenburg area and plan to come see Perfect Life AB
it is high time to get your tickets. Opening night is almost sold out!
Read more about the shows on the facebook event
Talk to you soon!
Time for a new Postcard of the Week (that isn't really weekly but whatevs)!
This one is in honor of Halloween and super spooky.
I found it in a little antique shop in the beach town Capitola in California and on the back it says the creepy cabins are old resort buildings in Big Trees Park in Santa Cruz County.
It also says "With the completion of the narrow gauge railway from San Jose to Santa Cruz in 1880, these buildings were erected to serve the many visitors who found the grove a pleasant vacation place."
I wonder if they're still standing. It would be amazing to go there and have a look around. Prefarably during daytime. With a car close by. And good cell phone reception. And a fully charged phone. And someone to hold hands with for extra safety.
Until next time:
Today I wanted to share something with you that I've been working on for quite some time now. It's a little project I'd like to call A Lotta Dancing and it's exactly as it sounds. It's a lotta dancing.
The idea to this has sort of snuck up on me for a while. When I was a child I used to hate going on walks because when I saw a beautiful glade, a fascinating tree or a wonderful hidden cave at the side of the track, the grown ups always walked past it, and I wanted to go there and sit and dream for at least an hour or so.
This has not grown out of me. I do love to go on walks though, but that feeling of wanting to stay in the magical surroundings and just be there is still as strong within me.
Nowadays that feeling is accompanied by another urge. To dance.
To move around in a way that that exact place encourages me to. All by myself, just to absorb the environment as much as I possible can.
In this first installment, of what I hope will turn into a series, it's a large forest making me feel like the tiniest human being alive.
Dancing barefoot on sticks and moss and letting the light seep through the branches onto my sholders. To imagine myself being completely lost among the trees, yet not be scared.
I'm combining my love for photography, magical or weird places, self portraits and dancing and turning it into this: A Lotta Dancing.
I hope you like it. There is definitely more to come because this world has so many places that needs to be danced in.
Talk to you soon!
In time for Halloween David and I thought it'd be appropriate for a new scary short!
This one centers around the coffer that I got from the parents of my dear friend Lisa. They were going to throw it out. They had no space for it, they said.
Now I wonder...
And here it is! We hope you like it!
And to all of you wondering why I still live in this haunted place I will say this: No ghost is gonna control my life! I'm not the one who should move - they are!
This was supposed to be a Two Two Two
but there were just too many photos in my phone and some of them didn't match with any other, some of them fit together with lots of photos and I just AAAAAAHHH I want to put them all in a post!
So let's do that, shall we?
So, lately! I've been taking photos of sunsets:
Both from my balcony...
... and from a puddle one the ground.
We had a cat living with us for half a week!
Pixan's human Jossan went on a vacation and David and I were more than happy to have cat company for a few days.
David is one of those people that cats just seem to love. I'm more of an aquired taste, I guess. The cats that like me LOOOOVE me, but some are just "Meh, I don't care fore her". So I was a little nervous before Pixan arrived. And when she came I was at work and David kept sending me pictures of how he and Pixan were all cuddled up in the sofa, already loving eachother, and that didn't make me feel any less nervous!
But! She loved us both!
Here she is in the Lights Out hallway looking like a cute little ghost kitten.
One evening Pixan kept me company in the kitchen while I was trying to write.
Here she seems to be thinking "dumdidumdidum, I'm just sitting here all normal, don't mind me" while she's planning naughty things.
See how great she looked in our apartment! We miss her already.
I've been sitting a lot in the kitchen writing, learning my lines in the play I'm in, listening to podcasts and drinking tea.
One day I was feeling Bleh. Or Meh.
Wanted to do lots of creative things but had no ideas and ended up taking a zillion self portraits trying to capture the feeling of Meh. Or Bleh.
This was as close to it I could get (you should see the photo gallery in my phone though! Lotta all over the place, standing on the chair, stretched out on the floor, on top of the chest, infront of the door, it was a real circus!).
Last weekend David and I went to a HUGE antique store/fleamarket a 40 minutes drive from Gothenburg. It was so big, with so many things, that I ended up buying nothing. I met these cool mannequins though.
This girl seems to be having something wrong with her arms.
David and his big mouth.
Antique store selfie! And look at that awesome wall paper!
Feet selfies. Footsies.
Elevator selfies. Here with take away coffee.
Perky and Grumpy in the elevator.
(Can't stop laughing at this)
Dramatic self portrait with new skirt.
I got my vintage coats back from the tailors! This one has been smelling lots of Gothenburg air lately.
One morning I met up with a friend for breakfast at Antikhallarna. This is my favourite spot in Gothenburg, I think (together with Trädgårdsföreningen
, of course!).
Most days my food look like just plain old boring food. But sometimes it looks like this!
Cold wheat noodles with salad, spring leek, mango, edamame beans, sugar snaps, smoked salmon, sesame seeds sprinkled on top of it and lots of dressing made of mustard, olive oil and white wine vinegar.
This is so tasty and I've made it several times in the last few weeks.
The self portrait spot in the well lit stairwell with the dusty windows has seen me a lot too.
Having a staring contest with myself.
At night time for a more dramtic look!
One evening David had me painting small, white dots all over my face.
All in the name of visual effects, and testing for an upcoming little film project. More on that another day hopefully!
David helped Teater Esther
with the poster and trailer for our play Perfect Life AB. I wrote about that in my last post
. David and I made the teaser trailer a few days ago and then yesterday we released it. I think it's so awesome! Have a look at it here
if you want too (it's in swedish though).
The opening night of Perfect Life AB is november 7 which also happens to be my birthday so that is going to be an absolutely fantastic day!
If you are in the Gothenburg area during that weekend make sure to get your tickets soon! Last year we sold out completely and had to turn people down because there were no more seats left. Check out the Facebook event
for more info.
Today is a stereotypical Gothenburg day. Super gray and rainy. Quite nice actually, at least when you're indoors looking out on the weather while sipping tea. As I am.
Hope you're having a wonderful wednesday!
Talk to you again soon! Tjingeling!
As you might know I'm part of a theatre group here in Gothenburg called Teater Esther. Today we released the tickets for our new play Perfect Life AB. It's the first time we do a play with an original script written by our director Frida Hartvigsson with ideas from the ensemble.
It centers around a screwed up family but this is one of those plays where you can't reveal a lot about it without giving away too much of the plot. It's dark, it's funny and hopefully the audience will leave with a bunch of thoughts about where our society might be headed in the future.
The poster is made by the amazing David Sandberg, as usual.
And I will be looking this hot in it.
I know most of you reading this blog is from other places than Gothenburg, Sweden, but this is a huge part of my life for the coming month so I wanted to share it with you.
If you happen to be in the area on the 7, 8 and 9 of november here's the facebook event
Only a month left now! So exciting!