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Stenofonen | Nicolaj Kopernikus FYC Academy Awards Shortlist Interview [Exclusive]

Stenofonen from Nicolaj Kopernikus

Nicolaj Kopernikus knew his grandfather had high expectations for his father. After a disappointing session, his father adopted a make-shift instrument of stones that led him to a radio show in the short film Stenofonen.

Kopernikus adapted his family’s story on musical discovery and disappointments with this touching short film.

Here’s the brief synopsis of Stenofonen:

Jørn is trying to get his father’s attention and love. He loves music. This is where he finds joy and happiness, but his father fails to see his talent. As an old man, Jørn discovers that music can set him free from his past.

The film stars Jesper Christensen (Casino Royale), Louis Næss-Schmidt (The Chestnut Man), Lars Ranthe (Another Round), Caspar Phillipson (Mission Impossible), Joachim Fjelstrup (Ride Upon the Storm), and Patrica Shumman (Ride Upon the Storm).

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director Nicolaj Kopernikus about retelling his father’s story in the short film. The story took place in the 1950s when his father was twelve-years-old, which is played by Kopernikus’ own son Louis Næss-Schmidt. Also, we talked about the stones as an instrument and the actual audio from the original radio show Hello Hello in the 1950s.

Nicolaj Kopernikus is a Danish actor with his most known role as Vagn Skærbæk in the first series of the crime drama series The Killing. He won a Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in The Bench. His other projects included In Your Hands, Dark Horse, The Reunion, A Caretaker’s Tale, and the television series Midsomer Murders.

Stenofonen is on the 2022 Academy Awards shortlist in the Best Live Action Short Film category.

Watch the exclusive interview with Nicolaj Kopernikus below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive

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