Magic Blood Machine
Shortfilm, ca. 22 minutes, HD
Ingrid Torvund just finished her bachelor at the art academy i Oslo,where she focused on making this movie titled “Magic blood machine”.
In the movie we are introduced to a half-mad fairytale universe.
During a series of tableaux, we see characters in masks, in a forest landscape that is trying to revive a teddy bear-like god figure, by reconstructing his body.In lingering images, we witness a mythological play without dialogue but with mysterious rituals, grief, time travel and hope.The film has no conventional narration and no main character. We follow different characters, while performing their duties. When nothing is explained with words, you get a strong sense of unity between the characters. They are all working towards the same goal, without the need to communicate with each other.I’ve been working on this project for three years. Most of the filming took place in Kviteseid in Vest Telemark, where I grew up. There I have access to a unique form of knowledge of the places we have used as locations.Vest-Telemark is known for folk music, wood carving, storytelling and old churches, where pagan and christian symbols exist side by side.Dragons, angels, crosses and demons, troll and talking animals are all present in this tradition.This mixture has intrigued me greatly growing up. Under this project, I have had a partner, Jonas Mailand, which has been responsible for all filming and assisted in the planning, storyboard, and discussions around the ideas.The music is made by composer Jan Erik Mikalsen.