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From the Film Idea to the Festival Circuit THE LIFE OF PITCH PAGE PARTICIPANT BROKE interview by WOYC

A dark and chilling story set in a Scandinavian suburb. With the financial crisis as the backdrop, the story unfolds when a teenager’s millionaire father is declared bankrupt, causing the family unit to collapse. Rumours concerning the father make the school day a painful struggle and the privileged status is therefore challenged. The short film Broke, part of the 2015 Daazo Pitch Page has reached production and will premiere in 2017. Norwegian director and producer Bjørn Erik Pihlmann Sørensen was picked for our previous two Pitch Page competitions for the Berlinale issue. His feature project, The Southerner, presented last year is currently in development. Broke is the second film in a coming-of-age short film

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trilogy, while the first, Reckless, premiered in 2013. We asked Bjørn if he could tell us how the film made its way through production and how he approaches his film projects. “The most challenging task when I made this short was the casting process. Most of the characters are young; you can’t just look them up in an archive, you have to go out and find them. My approach was

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