My dad is a champ

Morten Giese, Denmark, 2004

25 min.DK/Short fiction

Stefan hasn't seen his father for years. All he knows is that his father is a boxer who travels all over the world. Stefan boxes, too, like his father. He misses him a lot. On his tenth birthday, Stefan doesn't get the usual package in the mail from his father and he decides to go find him. With his five-year-old brother Tobias tagging along, he sets out of the city. The boys eventually find their father, but he is not at all what Stefan had imagined.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Min far er bokser
Danish title Min far er bokser
Other titles Kortfilm til mellemtrinnet 1
Keywords Boys, Father-son relation, Longing
Director Morten Giese
Screenplay Mette Heeno, Morten Giese, Annette Herzog
Producer Stine Spang-Hansen, Helena Danielsson, Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Director of Photography Manuel Alberto Claro
Editor Theis Schmidt
Sound Christian H. Lund
Composer Frithjof Toksvig
Production designer Thomas Ravn
Casting Anja Philip
Appearance Frederik Christian Johansen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Charlotte Munk, William Hagedorn-Rasmussen
Production country Denmark
Production company Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Nimbus Rights ApS
Technical info 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby, SRD
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Morten Giese
Continuity Louise Friedberg
Casting Anja Philip
Extras coordinator Tine Willenbrach


Screenplay Mette Heeno
Screenplay Morten Giese
Screenplay Annette Herzog


Producer Stine Spang-Hansen
Producer Helena Danielsson
Producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Unit manager Niels Nørløv Hansen
Production manager Cristina Signorelli
Production assistant Mia Marie Borup
Location scout Anders Toft Andersen
Post-production supervisor Emma Murphy
Production assistant Søren Green


Cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro
First assistant camera Bastian Schiøtt


Stills Erik Aavatsmark


Gaffer Sune Lolk
Best boy Árni Filippusson


Editing Theis Schmidt


Music Frithjof Toksvig


Production design Thomas Ravn
Set dresser Mads Laursen


Wardrobe Sara Mau


Makeup Kamilla Bjerglind


Sound Christian H. Lund
Sound assistant Kasper Munck-Hansen
Sound engineer: post-production Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Visual effects

Colourist Jan Degn


Stefan Frederik Christian Johansen
Michael Thomas Bo Larsen
Ditte Charlotte Munk
Tobias William Hagedorn-Rasmussen
Træner Janus Nabil Bakrawi
Receptionist Morten Suurballe
Stefans ven Danny Hjørdrup Leisten

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Hong Kong, International Children's Film Carnival 2006-07-17
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2006-05-25
TIFF Kids 2006-04-21
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2005-12-03
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2005-08-11
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2005-04-26
Malmö, BUFF 2005-03-08
Berlinale 2005-02-10
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