Short film: “Nemesis”

Some of the creators of this sent it along to me and I’m glad they did. It was made by a group of students from the University of Bergen in Norway as a part of a scriptwriting class.

Director Stian Hafstad wrote that he wanted to make a script people would related to and that in terms of the desire for superpowers, it’s the “slightest possibility that it could happen to anyone makes it worth dreaming about.” He also said he wanted to explore male friendships and that maybe for some “finding an archenemy is easier.”

I really liked this — it’s a surprising meditation on what makes a hero and also what makes a friend. Watch it embedded below or click through to see it in HD.

This is an amazingly strong project for these students. I wish them the best of luck in what they do next.

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