SCHOOLYARD BLUES
Film - CineMasters Competition

SCHOOLYARD BLUES

Directed by Maria Eriksson

Info

Director: Maria Eriksson
Section: CineMasters Competition
Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
OT: SKOLSTARTSSORG
BT: SUN CHILDREN / SCHOOLYARD BLUES
Language: Swedish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Douglas Steyner, Olle Frelin, Eva Melander, Mela Tesfazion
18+

Logline

The short film will be screened before SUN CHILDREN in the section CineMasters Competition.

It’s John’s first day at school. Unexpectedly, his 11-year-old big brother Mika shows up to follow him to assembly. But Mika plans to do more than just take John to school. Mika sees it as his mission to teach John the hard facts of the world, starting with the merciless demands of the schoolyard.

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Meet the director

SCHOOLYARD BLUES

Maria Eriksson

Maria Eriksson-Hecht is a Swedish filmmaker with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in film directing from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. During her master’s studies, she focused on working with child actors. This resulted in the graduation film SCHOOLYARD BLUES and the master’s thesis DIRECTING CHILDREN. Her award-winning short films have been screened at numerous international film festivals. At Karlovy Vary in 2017, Maria was selected for the European Film Promotion program “Future Frames: Ten Filmmakers to Follow”. In 2018 Maria received the Anders Sandrews Feature Film Scholarship. She’s currently developing her debut feature, KEVLARSJÄL.

Credits

Screenplay: Pelle Rådström
Director of Photography: Erik Molberg Hansen
Film Editor: Alexandra Litén
Composer: Shida Shahabi
Costume Design: Sarah Mae White
Sound: Klas Dykhoff
Producer: Farima Karimi