Michael Madsen, Director
Born 1971 - Film director and conceptual artist.
Director of several documentaries a.o. the Award-winning ‘To Damascus – a Film on Interpretation’ (2005) and founder and artistic leader of the Sound/Gallery, a 900 square meter sound diffusion system underneath the Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark (1996-2001). Selected art projects include: ‘Audience (van Gogh#7)’, design of SPOR 2007, festival for new music and sound art; and ‘Public Service (van Gogh#6)’ Phase 1: Idea and concept for a new music library in Odense, Denmark. In addition, Michael has been guest lecturer at a.o. The Royal Danish Academy of Art, The Danish Film School, and The Danish School of Design.
Lise Lense-Møller, Producer
Film producer, founder, and CEO of Magic Hour Films. Lise has produced over 50 films - both documentary and fiction – many of which have been award winning and many of which have been international co-productions. In addition, she has a long track record in professional education a.o. as expert and group leader for EAVE, an EU post-education for independent producers with 3 annual international workshops. Lise is a central figure in the Danish and European film business and also engages in national film politics, a.o. as a board member of a the Producer’s Association.
Magic Hour Films
DK-2200 Copenhagen N
Phone: +45 3964 2284
Set up in 1984 by producer Lise Lense-Møller the company has produced and co-produced a wealth of documentaries many of which have are award-winning, such as BURMA VJ – Reporting From a Closed Country. Documentary film by Anders Østergaard, that brings us close to Burma’s undercover video journalists who delivered the images during the massive uprising led by Buddhist monks in September 2007. Awards: Joris Ivens Award and Movies that Matter, IDFA 2008, Dox Award and Amnesty Award, CPH:DOX 2008. Danish Academy Award, 2009 Editing award, Sundance World Documentary Competition, 2009, Cinema for Peace International Human Rights Film Award, Berlin, Danish Golden Globe, Boulder IFF Grand Prize, Vaclav Havel Award, San Francisco – Best Investigative Documentary and 10 other international awards.
ON THE WAY TO PARADISE (Suvi Helminen). Best Documentary Award, Odense International Filmfestival, August 2007. MY EYES (Erlend E. Mo) Silver Cub Award, IDFA, 2006. Best short film, It's All True - 12th International Documentary Film Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2007 Odense International Film Festival, 2006. CPH:DOX, 2006. Cinematic Vision Short Award, Silver Docs 2007, USA. Special Mention Emotion Festival, Greece, 2007. Grand Prix, Listapad Film Festival 2007, Belarus. Jury Special Award, Hyderabad International Children’s Film Festival 2007, India. CAN YOU DIE IN HEAVEN. Documentary by Erlend E. Mo 56 mins. Best Film award, juvenile jury, Odense, 2005. Best Children’s Doc, Best Sound, GoldDok 2005. IN A SOLDIER’S FOOTSTEPS. Documentary by Mette Zeruneith. 90 mins. In competition a.o. IDFA, Amsterdam and cph:dox, November 2005. Toronto Hot Docs 2006. Special Mention, GoldDok 2005 and FIPA 2006. WITH A RIGHT TO KILL (Morten Henriksen, Peter Øvig Knudsen) Danish Academy Award 2004. The company also produces feature films and short films for children.
For more titles please refer to www.magichourfilms.dk