MICROTOPIA

Microtopia – a documentary about micro dwellings, downsizing and living off the grid.

ABOUT THE FILM

I Microtopia presenteras en handfull personer världen runt som tagit compact living till en helt ny nivå i absolut miniformat. I den framväxande rörelsen för mikroboende ryms både frihetssträvan och kritik mot konsumtionssamhället. Är det dags att kliva av ekorrhjulet, lämna den rådande normen kring arbete och konsumtion, sälja bostaden och flytta in i en poncho? Vi får följa en handfull människor som utforskar möjligheten att leva utanför samhällets ramar i kraftigt nedskalade boendeformer.

(English)

How would you feel about carrying your home in your pocket or having clothes to live in? For most of us, “house” means stability, structure, and permanence. In an age of increasing population and technological gains, today’s mobile society has resulted in a demand, or perhaps a dream, for portable dwellings and dwellings in new settings and situations.
Microtopia explores how architects, artists and ordinary problem-solvers are pushing the limits to find answers to their dreams of portability, flexibility – and of creating independence from “the grid”. Modern nomads, homeless people, people in stress, people in need of privacy or seclusion. We hear about the personal reasons behind the dwellings, and to see how they actually work. On the sidewalk, on rooftops, in industrial landscapes and in nature we will see and feel how these abodes meet the dreams set up by their creators. Microtopia deals with a contemporary urgent ideas that are addressed, and solved, in a very surprising way.

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FACTS

Microtopia
Documentary
Duration 55min and 52min.
Director Jesper Wachtmeister
Producer Jonas Kellagher
Co-Producer SVT AB, AVRO, SBS
Distributor Autlook Filmsales
Video On Demand Microtopia on Vimeo (Worldwide. Presently excluding the US)
© Solaris Filmproduktion, Eight Millimetres AB & SVT AB 2013

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CREDITS

Director
JESPER WACHTMEISTER

Producer
JONAS KELLAGHER

Director of photography
KENNETH SVEDLUND

Co-producer
ROBERT FOX

Additional photography
THOMAS HENCZ
JESPER WACHTMEISTER

Sound
JESPER WACHTMEISTER
KENNETH SVEDLUND

Editors
OSCAR WILLEY
JESPER WACHTMEISTER

Production assistant
PETRA BACKHAUS

Animation & VFX
CHRISTIAN KÖHLER

Grading
RICKARD AHLBÄCK

On-line
SARA AXELSSON

Sound design
JAKOB MYRMAN

Art director
SOPHIE MÅNSSON

Composer
BENNY NILSEN

Production manager/SVT
EMELIE PERSSON

© 2013 Eight Millimetres AB,
Solaris Filmproduktion,
Film i Väst & Sveriges Television AB

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