Grandpa & Me and a Helicopter to Heaven (2013)

”Grandpa & me and a Helicopter to Heaven” / ”Morfar & jag och helikoptern till himlen” is a 14 minutes short documentary for TV and film festivals. Photo and co-director Johan Palmgren. Producer and co-director Åsa Blanck.

A world all on its own of humour, warmth and love: Between a boy and his bedridden grandfather there is deep friendship. The aging man has a secret he wants to share with his grandson; together they make for the woods on a final adventure.

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Golden Tine Award for Best Short Drama, Devour, Wolfville, Canada, November 12, 2014. Grand Prix, CAT Festival, Moscow, Russia, June 1, 2014. Best Documentary Short Award, Reel Shorts Film Festival, Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, May 7, 2014. The audience award for best short film, Los Angeles Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, June 13, 2013. Best documentary, Aspen Shortfest, Aspen, USA, April 9, 2013. Best documentary, Victoria Independent Film Festival, Victoria, TX, USA, April 4, 2013.

Film Festivals

Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany, October 30, 2013. Port Townsend Film Festival, Washington, USA, September 27, 2013. Milwaukee Film Festival, Milwaukee, USA, September 26, 2013.Madrid International Film Festival. Madrid, Spain, July 3, 2013. Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival, Pärnu, Estonia, July 1, 2013.Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 21, 2013. Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport, USA, April 25, 2013. Tempofestivalen, Stockholm, Sweden, March 4, 2013.

Check the program for The Tempo Film Festival 5-10 March 2013:

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Still photos

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