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En kyss 2018 (A Kiss)

A philematologist who’s never been kissed hires an escort to put theory into practice – but that’s the one thing she won’t do.

Project

Filmed in one day in Uppsala at Scandic hotel with one camera and two actors. Premiere in Oxford, UK March 2019. A Kiss is distributed via Largos TV and ShortsTV during 2021-2023.

Screenings/Awards/Nominations

  • Oxford International Film Festival, England. March 2019 (Won Best International Drama)
  • 21st Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt. April 2019
  • Sunderland International Short Film Festival, England. May 2019
  • Vaughn International Film Festival, Canada. May 2019 (Nominated Best Actress).
  • Abuja International Film Festival, Nigeria. September 2019
  • Live at Heart film & music festival, Örebro. October 2019
  • Uppsala International Short Film festival, Uppsala. October 2019
  • 8th Mumbai Shorts International Filmfest, India. December 2019
  • 2nd Annual Ojai Short Film Fest, California, USA. December 2019
  • Received Award of merit at The IndieFEST Film Awards.

Cast & crew

  • Malin: Sara Lewerth
  • David: Henrik Norman
  • Screenwriter/director: Gisela Nadasy
  • Director of photography: Roy Rossovich
  • First assistant director: Rikard Lagerberg
  • Set assistant: Mats Möller
  • Sound: Jesper Magnusson
  • Editor: Karl Peterson
  • Hair/make-up: Jenny Guerrero
  • Production assistant/Catering: Anna Ohlström Ferm
  • Graphics: Peter Lakowitz
  • Music: Josefin Sirén
  • Grading: Mats Möller
  • Sound editing: Oscar Àlvarez

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Efter skolan 2016 (After School)

Photo: Magnus Peterson DOP. Francisco Sobrado as Bill and Alexandra Chalupa as Flora.

Two couples meet at their children’s school one night to plan a class outing. But things take an unexpected turn when they end up playing spin the bottle and become kids themselves.

Project

Filmed in two days in Knivsta with two cameras and six actors. The film premiered in 2017 and was distributed via Largos TV and ShortsTV in 2018-2020.

Screenings/Awards/Nominations

  • Award of Merit at the IndieFEST Film Awards, 2016.
  • FICLAPAZ – La Paz International Film Festival, Bolivia, 2017.
  • International Short Film Festival Beveren, Belgium. Nominee 2017.
  • Canada Shorts Film Festival, 2017. Received Award of Excellence.
  • Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary, 2017.
  • Uppsala International Film Festival, Sweden, 2017.
  • Sunderland Short Film Festival, UK, 3-5 May 2018
  • Port Orchard Film Festival, Washington, 4-6 May 2018 

Cast & crew:

  • Actor (Nadja): Angelika Roberts
  • Actor (Stefan): Henrik Norman
  • Actor (Flora): Alexandra Chalupa
  • Actor (Bill): Francisco Sobrado
  • Actor (Stella): Sophia Nadasy
  • Actor (Adam): Anton Lakowitz
  • Screenwriter/director: Gisela Nadasy
  • Director of photography: Magnus Peterson
  • First assistant director: Rikard Lagerberg
  • Camera B operator: Mats Möller
  • First Assistant Camera: Mats Ljungberg
  • Sound: Oscar Alvarez
  • Hair and make-up: Nina Hultman Acosta
  • Costume: Tina Rydergård
  • Set dresser: Katarina Lakowitz
  • Set assistants: Matilda Stenberg and Kevok Bozarslan
  • Catering: Mikaela Hincks
  • Editor: Karl Peterson
  • Sound mix: Oscar Alvarez
  • Colour grading: Magnus Peterson
  • Music: Nitton (2014)
  • Graphics: Peter Lakowitz
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Francisco Sobrado and Alexandra Chalupa as the parents Bill and Flora in After School. Photo: Rikard Lagerberg.
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Ett avsked 2012 (Hello, Goodbye)

Watch it here

Project

A drama set in 1961 about a progressive journalist who can’t shake off her ex boyfriend. Filmed in three days with two cameras and two actors in Stockholm and Uppsala. The film was nominated Best Foreign Film and Best Make-Up at the Southampton International Film Festival 2013.

Logline

Astrid and Erik meet ten years after their break-up. Can they pick up where they left off?

Cast & crew:

  • Actor (Astrid): Angelika Roberts
  • Actor (Erik): Lukas Loughran
  • Screenwriter/director: Gisela Nadasy
  • Director of photography: Rikkard Häggbom
  • First assistant director: Rikard Lagerberg
  • Camera B operator: Daniela Heiskanen
  • Sound: Mattias Valenca
  • Editor: Joe Bentley
  • Graphics: Jenny Findahl, Snowtrail
  • Sound mix: Joakim Davidsson
  • Grading: Karl Peterson
  • Script consulting: Bertil Karlmark
  • Hair and make-up: Kristina Pettersson
  • Costume: Tina Rydergård
  • Extra and production assistant: Mikaela Hincks
  • Production assistant: Cecilia Karlmark Höye
  • Catering : Lana Karlmark
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Angelika Roberts as Astrid is waiting for her former lover Erik. Photo: Rikkard Häggbom
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Books/Screenplays

Books

Semla, tio dagar extra allt (Semla, ten days of everything)
When Happy-go-lucky Semla finds out her sister, Bea, is moving away from home, she does everything she can to prevent that from happening.
Published by #Idus spring 2019

Teen novel (work in progress)
Selfish Em is sent to stay with her blind gran while she works on an important school essay. Bored, she discovers an unfinished manuscript and gets caught up in the love story. When she realises the story is her gran’s, Em does everything she can to help her find a happy ending.

Features

Maple Syrup on the Side
Grumpy teenager Penny freaks out when her mum takes her on the road to sell pancake mix. She tries to sabotage the trip at first, but when her mum falls ill, Penny is forced to step up. Just as things turn for the better, Penny uncovers a devastating truth.

If I Wait
Three months to go to the millennium and three people are waiting. Car rental agent Maria waits for her mother, nurse Carl for forgiveness, and the old boxer for the world to come to an end. When they get to know each other through a letter everything changes, but it’s not until New Years Eve that the life-changing moment occurs.  

Breaking Free
A successful doctor loses her way when her abusive husband is arrested in Nigeria. She sacrifices everything to set him free, only to realise it was her own freedom she was after.

TV (mini-series)

Waving Not Drowning
A biology teacher drowns and unbeknown to each other his wife, daughter, sister and mistress deal with their loss in different ways. As the truth about him and his death comes out, their stories overlap and their lives change forever.

Shorts (excl. corporate films)

  • Salvaged love (written together with Claire Nicol) 
  • Anniversary
  • A Kiss
  • After School 
  • The Last Cake
  • Hello, Goodbye
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Projects 2021

What’s on 2021

Distribution of short film: Bärgad kärlek (Salvaged love) 2020

A tired couple in a tired marriage goes to therapy for their daughter’s sake. When they are encouraged to do something they never do, they get the wind back in their sails.

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Distribution of short film: En Kyss (A Kiss) 2018

A philematologist who’s never been kissed hires an escort to put theory into practice – but that’s the one thing she won’t do.

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Short in development:  På det fjärde ska det ske (The Last Cake)

Logline: Ten-year-old Sara is afraid of the dark and dreams of killing the carpet salesman who ran over her mum. When her dad announces they are moving abroad she knows it’s now or never. Can she go through with it?

About: A short about grief, hate and revenge. What happens when you can’t talk about your feelings? Even with your beloved big brother. For children over 9.

Teen novel: Allt är mörkt tills det ljusnar 

Logline: Selfish Em is sent to stay with her gran while she works on a critical school essay. Bored, she discovers an unfinished book and gets caught up in the love story. When she realises the story is her gran’s, Em does everything she can to help her find a happy ending.

Feature screenplay: In development 

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