Vitello Digs a Hole

Dorte Bengtson, Denmark, 2016

7 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films, Animation

Can you catch a friend in a trap? Vitello is bored, he has no one to play with. His mother tells him to go outside and look for a new friend. He meets the Brat, who comes up with the idea to dig a hole in the cycle path in order to catch a new friend for Vitello. The two boys are digging and struggleing when something unexpected happens¿
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Vitello graver et hul
Danish title Vitello graver et hul
Keywords Boredom, Friends
Director Dorte Bengtson
Screenplay Dorte Bengtson
Based on Baseret på bogen "Vitello graver et hul" af Kim Fupz Aakeson og Niels Bo Bojesen.
Producer Charlotte Pedersen
Director of Photography Talib Rasmussen
Sound Sille Just Boel
Casting Signe Mynborg
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Zentropa Entertainments15
International sales TrustNordisk
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Zentropa Entertainments15
With support from DR, MEDIA (EU), Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Dorte Bengtson
Assistant director Line Malling Schmidt
Casting Signe Mynborg


Screenplay Dorte Bengtson
Script consultant Kim Fupz Aakeson
Storyboard Dorte Bengtson
Storyboard: working drawing Herle Kuhl
Storyboard consultant Tor Fruergaard


Producer Charlotte Pedersen
Executive producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Concept developer Niels Bo Bojesen
Production manager Hope Devlin Kristiansen
Production assistant Emilie Lausch
Technical assistant Jacob Thorndahl
Technical assistant Lárus Ren Gudbjörnsson
IT-support Peter Mygdal
IT-support Claus Leth Jeppesen
IT-support Gorm Oppermann
Coordinator Tine Weise Clasen


Cinematographer Talib Rasmussen


Editing supervisor Bobbie Esra G. Pertan


Musical consultant Mikkel Maltha


Sound engineer Sille Just Boel
Sound assistant Kevin Bavnhøj


Vitellos mor Sidse Babett Knudsen
Vitello Sylvester Juul Bang
William Adrian Tristan Holm
Cyklist Paul Hüttel

Visual effects

Concept designer Niels Bo Bojesen


Concept artist Niels Bo Bojesen
Character design Rune Ryberg
Model sheets Rune Ryberg
Layout Marie Jørgensen
Background designer Marie Jørgensen
Animation Rune Ryberg
Animation Christian Kuntz
Animation Asta Sigurdardóttir
Compositor Cédric Marquis
Colorstyler Henriette Ramlau
Toon Boom konsulent Esben Wulff Modvig
Colorstyler consultant Drude Mangaard

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2016-11-27
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2016-04-19
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015-11-04
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2015-10-23
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2015-09-18
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2015-08-24
Giffoni Film Festival 2015-07-17
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