In March 2018, GORDON AND PADDY will be part of Toronto International Film Festival Kids, and will be in competition for both the TIFF Kids People’s Choice Award and the TIFF Kids Young People’s Jury Awards.
We are deeply proud to annonce that Gordon & Paddy will take part in the competition of the Generation section Kplus at the 68th Berlinale February 2018.
A swedish crime story for the youngest audience - Gordon and Paddy will premiere in the cinemas the 22nd of December in Sweden!
In the forest, the animals are telling the tale of when The Fox was raging. But that was a long time ago. By now, she should be gone, right?
But when the old toad, Superintendent Gordon retires and his young assistant, the mouse Paddy takes over the office, strange things start happening. Two children disappear and the animals start whispering nervously that The Fox might be back. Paddy sees herself forced to go to Gordon for help, and together they manage to solve the most difficult case the forest ever faced.
Gordon and Paddy is directed by Linda Hambäck and the animation is created by Dockhus Animation. Script written by Janne Vierth based on Ulf Nilsson and Gitte Spees books about Gordon and Paddy. Music by Martin Landquist. Art Director Ola Larsson and head of animation Elinor Bergman. The film is distributed by TriArt Film in the Nordic countries.
Gordon and Paddy (earlier named The mystery theft) is a cozy crime feature freely based on Ulf Nilsson’s and Gitte Spees series of books on the toad Paddy and mouse Paddy, securing the safety in the forest. The two friends and colleagues are seen in the first image to be released from the production of the film.
Gordon and Paddy is directed by Linda Hambäck and the animation is created by Dockhus Animation. The film will be released in Sweden by TriArt, fall 2017.
Cannes, May 14th 2016
The 2D animated film is about a young mouse, who doesn´t even have a name from the beginning, shows her talent and takes over as Superintendent when the toad Gordon retires. First, its enough to just imitate his old old police methods, but when two children go missing, and the main suspect is the dreaded Fox, she needs to find the answers for herself. But is it true that The Fox is as dangerous as her reputation? Will the children be saved, and by whom?
Stellan Skarsgård plays Gordon, Melinda Kinnaman is Paddy and Felix Herngren is Valdemar.
The film that is freely written by Janne Vierth, adapted from the book of Ulf Nilsson and Gitte Spee (Det första fallet / The first case).
The production has just started in Trollhättan by Dockhus Animation, Storyboard by Elinor Bergman, Art Director Ola Larsson, DoP supervisor Gabriel Mkrttchian. Producer Linda Hambäck and Lina Jonsson, music by Martin Landquist and directed by Linda Hambäck.
Co-production withFilm Väst, SVT and LEE Film. With support from SFI, NFTF, Kreative Europe and YLE.
The film will premiere in the fall of 2017. The distributor is TriArt Film.
Storyteller and singer Nina Persson. Photo: Johan Sundell.
Press the picture and you will enter the musicvideo for What if we were bugs...
Nina Persson won a Grammis for best children album - What if... 24th of February 2016!
Nina Persson performs, Martin Östergren has done the composing and the lyrics are written by Lena Sjöberg. The english translations are made by Neil Betteridge.
Last year the swedish versions of the songs won the Manifest gala for best music for children with the motivation:
"Poetiska funderingar som tar barns tankar om alternativa liv på allvar. Till stämningsfulla, svängiga och jazziga toner utforskar vi de fantastiska världar som skulle kunna vara våra!"
That is: “Poetic refections that take childrens thoughts on alternative lives seriously. Accompanied by moving, trendy and jazzy tunes, we explore the fantastic worlds that could be ours!”
All songs swedish and english versions of TÄNK OM... and WHAT IF... are to be found on Spotify!
Press release in Cannes May 16, 2015
Bajsfilmen - Dolores and Gunellens World will premiere in February 12, 2016.
Mia Skäringer and Klara Zimmergren stars the main characters in Linda Hambäcks new film is called "Bajsfilmen - Dolores och Gunellens Värld" (eng. Dolores and Gunellens world). It is an animated film freely based on the prizewinning book serie by Pernilla Stalfelt containing subject such as Life, Poop, Love, Hair, Death and Scariness. Rikard Wolff is the storyteller of the film.
The 43 minutes feature film is distributed by Folkets Bio and will premiere in February 12, 2016 on screen. Animated by Dockhus Animation and script by Janne Vierth and Anders Sparring. Martin Östergren creates the musicscore.
The film is produced by LEE Film in co-production with SVT and Film i Väst, with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fund, YLE and Konstnärsnämnden.
This is the story of the sportswoman Mikaela Laurén who, having ended her career in swimming, kept anabola steroids at home, got caught, was sent to prison and who four years later won a world welterweight championship in boxning. A film about sporting persistence and about the spotlight’s different glows.
August Prize-nominated children's book by Lena Sjöberg hits Swedish screens
The film will premiere in Swedish cinemas October 3rd, 2014!
The storyteller of the film is the well-known singer Nina Persson.
”Her way of telling the stories by singing is fantastic! We are so happy that she joined the project at such an early stage. The composer Martin Östergren and Nina have done a great job!” say Linda Hambäck and Marika Heidebäck, directors of the film.