Jan Otto Ertesvåg

documentary film

year: 2021

format: DCP, HD
duration: 6'52"

production: Hammerhai AS
distribution: Bonobostudio

Country of production: Norway


More About the Film

At first glance, beach snails and humans are nothing alike, but if we look more closely, we might find we share more than meets the eye.

Director, scriptwriter: Jan Otto Ertesvåg
Cinematographer: Janne K. Hansen
Editor: Jan Otto Ertesvåg
Sound design: Yngve Leidulv Sætre, Jorunn Børve Eriksen, Arve Stigen
Re-recording mixer: Yngve Leidulv Sætre
Producer: Jan Otto Ertesvåg

Jan Otto Ertesvåg (1969) holds an MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art in London (1997). His films have been screened and awarded worldwide. After 12 years of animating and directing in a variety of animation styles in Oslo, he is now based in Aalesund on the northwest coast of Norway where he continues developing and producing his own abstract stories. He now makes both animated and live action films outdoors in the scenery. Over the recent years he has made a trilogy "from the shore", directing awareness towards lifeforms and civilization.

Busy (2021), Night Shore (2019), Tip Top (2016), Pupil’s Concert (2009), Cosy (2003), On Hold (1997, student film), Surge (1996, student film), Processor (1995, student film)


Santiago del Estero Film Festival (21/6-25/6/2022)
Kino Otok - Isola Cinema International Film Festival (1/6-5/6/2022) 
Imagine Science Film Festival (14/10-21/10/2022)
Bergen International Film Festival (19/10-27/10/2022)
Canberra Short Film Festival (4/11-20/11/2022) 
Exground filmfest, Wiesbaden (11/11-20/11/2022)
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (15/11-20/11/2022)
Amarcort Film Festival (22/11-27/11/2022)
Minimalen Short Film Festival (10/1-15/1/2023)
Slamdance Film Festival (20/1-26/1/2023)
West Nordic International Film Festival (16/2-18/2/2023)
International Short Film Week Regensburg (16/3-26/3/2023)
​Athens International Film and Video Festival, USA (10/4-16/4/2023)
UNDER_the_RADAR Festival, Vienna (17/4-23/4/2023)
Filmfest Dresden (18/4-23/4/2023)
In the Palace International Short Film Festival (10/6-17/6/2023)
Little Islands Festival (28/8-31/8/2023)
Revolutions Per Minute Festival (27/9-1/10/2023)
DOXS RUHR Festival (25/10-5/11/2023)
Sehpferdchen Filmfest for Generations (21/1-4/2/2024)
​PLAY International Children's and Youth Film Festival (24/2-3/3/2023)
Saigon Experimental Film Festival, Vietnam (1/3-3/3/2023)