SLEEPING AND DREAMING OF FOOD
(ATT SOVA OCH DRÖMMA OM MAT)
7 mins 30 secs. Animation
Comic book writer/artist Kolbeinn Karlsson once introduced his latest comic Sleeping and Dreaming of Food
by saying that it's about sleeping and dreaming of food.
We quite like that simple introduction to a story this rich and imaginative.
In fact, we liked the comic so much that we decided to make a short film out of it.
Watch the trailer on Happy Endings TV
Then Uppsala Short Film Festival liked the film so much, they decided to award us with an honorary mention with the motivation:
"For an inventive and atmospheric piece of animation that skillfully and confidently straddles the divide between two art forms."
The film then landed Eva-Marie a nomination to the prestigious 1 km Film scholarship at Stockholm Film Festival.
"Eva-Marie Elg has adapted Kolbeinn Karlssons strange comic into an - if possible - even more bizarre film. Accompanied by Kallioinia's mystical score the static comic book images comes to life in a dreamy perspective." Stockholm Film Festival
The the swedish regional film funds, Film i Dalarna and Film i Uppland, got so excited about us, that they financed a follow-up production, which is Day of the Hominid
(Den Svarta Sjön).
Since then, the film has had recognition abroad in countries such as England, Taiwan, Germany and the States.
"The cautionary fairy tale "Sleeping and Dreaming of Food," from London's Eva-Marie Elg, unpeels layers of creepiness with onionskin-like animation techniques that bring one of legendary Swedish artist Kolbeinn Karlsson's comic books to life." Strange Beauty Film Festival