Growing Pains

Tor Fruergaard, Denmark, 2014

21 min.DK/Short fictionAnimation

Fabian lives alone with his caring but controlling mother Birte. Fabian meets Felicia and falls in love for the first time. With the romance comes an extreme discovery: When Fabian gets horny, he transforms into a werewolf. Fabian needs to get to know his new "self" while convincing Felicia that he will not hurt her. In the end he must make a choice: Should he suppress that part of himself and stay with his mother, or should he embrace the new man he has become and leave with Felicia?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Vokseværk
Danish title Vokseværk
Keywords Mother-son relationship, Sexuality, Falling in love
Director Tor Fruergaard
Screenplay Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen
Producer Nynne Selin Eidnes
Director of Photography Anders Nydam
Editor Rikke Selin Lorentzen
Sound Jess Wolfsberg
Appearance Elliott Crosset Hove, Amalie Lindegård, Iben Hjejle
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company First Lady Film
International sales Premium Films
Online release 02.10.2015
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company First Lady Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Tor Fruergaard


Screenplay Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen
Storyboard Tor Fruergaard


Producer Nynne Selin Eidnes
Line producer Hope Devlin Kristiansen


Cinematographer Anders Nydam


Editor Rikke Selin Lorentzen


Music Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen


Sound engineer Jess Wolfsberg


Animation Luca Fattore
Animation Stine Marie Buhl
Animation Esben Wulff Modvig


Fabian Elliott Crosset Hove
Felicia Amalie Lindegård
Birte Iben Hjejle

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Best Danish short fiction 2014 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2014
Special Jury Mention 2014 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2014

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Austin Fantastic Fest 2015-09-24
Stuttgart International Animation Film Festival 2015-05-05
Toronto International Film Festival 2015-04-16
Vilnius International Film Festival 2015-03-19
Malmö, BUFF 2015-03-09
Toronto International Film Festival 2014-09-04
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2014-08-25
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