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Mikkel (Eirik Hallert) stands outside, we see trees and a building in the background. He uses a cellphone to plead for his life when he is threatened by an unknown force.

Mikkel (Eirik Hallert) stands outside, we see trees and a building in the background. He uses a cellphone to plead for his life when he is threatened by an unknown force.

Say Hi by Martin Sofiedal

(Oslo, Norway)
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Content Rating: General TOsketchfest Audience
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Synopsis:

Norwegians take greeting very seriously. This is what happens when you don’t.

Content Warning: Swearing

Creative Bio:
Martin Sofiedal was born in Oslo. Film education from the Noroff Institute (2004-05) and Westerdals (2007-10).

Got his big international breakthrough in 2014 with the fan film “Uncharted: Ambushed”, based on the Playstation game with the same name. It garnered attention from film and game magazines from all around the world, including The Hollywood Reporter. It was also well received by the developers of the game, as well as one of the producers of the upcoming feature film adaption, in production at Sony Pictures.

His short film “Selfie Standoff” has won an award at the One-Reeler Short Film Competition (LA) and was part of the official selection at Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival and Chicago Comedy Film Festival in 2016. His latest short film “Instapocalypse” is selected to be part of Cinequest Film & VR Festival in San José.

He is the in-house director at Go Electra, a production company in Oslo. His commercial work includes films for Deloitte, Mercedes-Benz, Telenor, Statoil and LHL (National Association for heart and lung sickness), the latter won an award at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

“Benjamin Falck & The Ghost Dagger” is his feature film debut, for which he also wrote the script. He is currently working on his next feature, which will debut worldwide summer 2022.