The film “Footsteps” is a Fenrir film production in co-operation with Fígúra, and Fenrir films can trace its roots back to The Film School.
Fenrir Films was founded by eight former students of The Film School in 2012 and has since then produced two full length films and over twenty short films.
There were five former students among the talents working on this film; Arnar Benjamín Kristjánsson – producer, Ari Rannveigarson – sound recording, Einar Orri Pétursson – assistant director, Haraldur Hrafn Thorlacius, key grip og Árni Gylfason – sound editing.
Speaking with Arnar Benjamín, producer, we got to pry a bit further;
The film was premiered at the end of July 2017 at The Giffoni Film Festival in Italy, one of the biggest children’s film festivals in the world. It was shown to a completely packed auditorium of about one thousand children in the age range of 10 to 12 year old.Following that the film has been accepted into more than twenty film festivals all over the world and more are added each week. For instance it was shown in four different continents last October; India, United States, Australia and Iceland, all in the same week.During the next few months the film will be shown in Ireland, Portugal, Taiwan and Spain, as well as going back to USA and Australia.The films success is beyond all expectations as it was made for a small amount of money, got no public funding and most of the crew gave their work to make it happen
The film, which sees no end to its success, has the following synopsis;
An elderly man goes about his daily routine until his grandson shows up and is eager to play football with him. Their mismatch on the football pitch is quickly apparent, with the youngster running rings around his senior. The old man with a bruised ego and full of reminiscence of his youth begins to prepare for their next encounter
Enjoy the trailer from the movie, and we look forward to seeing it and follow its travels in the coming months