At Night I Fly

Michel Wenzer, Denmark, 2011

88 min.Documentary

We are inside New Folsom Prison, a maximum security prison in California, and the prisoners we watch seem alien, odd and certainly different from us. After all, some have robbed, raped, even murdered. And most will never be free. Their world, as it unfolds before us, seems volatile, brutal, and apparently
lacking all hope. But through the darkness light appears. We hear gospel and listen to poems, the blues and laughter. We see quiet moments and listen to energetic conversation. As the men dare to dig deep, wake up, reach out and create, we - along with the prisoners themselves - discover the unexpected:
love, compassion, brotherhood, and great insight. "At night I fly" at first seem to be a prison documentary, but becomes a profound exploration of what it is to be human.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title At Night I Fly
Danish title At Night I Fly
Keywords New Folsom Prison, Prisons, Prisoners, Quality of life, California, USA
Director Michel Wenzer
Producer Jenny Örnborn, Tobias Janson
Director of Photography Camilla Hjelm Knudsen, Eric Börjesson, Albin Biblom
Editor Michel Wenzer
Sound Jan Alvermark, Jan Alvermark
Appearance Jim Carlson, Spoon Jackson, Rick Misener, Charles 'Big C' Owens
Production country Denmark, Sweden
Production company Story AB
International sales
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company Story AB
Co-production SVT, Pausefilm
With support from Svenska Filminstitutet, Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Konstnärsnämden, DR, Film på Gotland


Direction Michel Wenzer
Consultant Judith Tannenbaum


Dramaturge Mia Engberg


Producer Jenny Örnborn
Producer Tobias Janson
Co-producer Louise Køster
Post-producton coordinator Jakob Schaumburg
Consulting producer Antonio Russo Merenda
Production assistant Irma Puzauskaite
Production assistant Tim Dahlberg


Cinematographer Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
Cinematographer Eric Börjesson
Cinematographer Albin Biblom
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Michel Wenzer


Stills Albin Biblom


Editor Michel Wenzer
Editing supervisor Martin Zandvliet
Additional editing Guro Bruusgaard
Additional editing Anne Hovad Fischer
Editing supervisor Alberto Herskovits


Music Michel Wenzer


Sound engineer Jan Alvermark
Sound designer Jan Alvermark
Sound Michel Wenzer
Sound mixer Owe Svensson
Sound mixer Jan Alvermark

Visual effects

Graphic design Martin Hultman
Grading Morten Egholm
Grading Tobias Grundahl Ottosen
Online Martin Steinberg
Online Erik Dalström

Other credits

Artistic supervisor Kalle Boman


Appearance Jim Carlson
Appearance Spoon Jackson
Appearance Rick Misener
Appearance Charles 'Big C' Owens
Appearance Fred Schroeder
Appearance Ernest 'E-Clipse' Shoemaker
Appearance Marty Williams

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