Author Archives: Markus Amalthea Magnuson

On clay and body boundaries in FLM

FLM writes about clay animation, Judith Butler and the boundaries between object and subject; and about us. Although the article mistakenly assumes The Weapon to be made in clay, its description of the threat of dissolving body parts is far too familiar to us after countless hours of melting vaseline fixatives and lost eyelids. Here […]

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Portello River Film Festival

We are very proud to have been selected for the Portello River Film Festival in Padova, Italy, where The Weapon will be screened in the animation section on July 18th, along with films by Swedish animation veterans such as Johan Hagelbäck. We hope to post more information on this as soon as possible.

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Review in Helsingborgs Dagblad

We got a review in Helsingborgs Dagblad, enthusiastic about The Weapon and its do-it-yourself-mentality. We couldn’t agree more, the possibilities today are astronomical compared to just five or ten years ago. Go make a film! Vapnet – en berättelse om tidens gång Rating: 3/5 Direct-to-DVD. ANIMATED SHORTFILM, Sweden 2009. Direction: Markus Amalthea Magnuson, Mattias Valenca, […]

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The Weapon short review by Allix Davis

Film lover Allix Davis have written a short review of The Weapon, available at his blog. We really appreciate the attention!

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A Film For Peace Festival

We are happy to announce that The Weapon has been selected for the competing section of the Un Film Per La Pace festival in Medea, Italy. Only two films from Sweden were selected, so we feel quite honored to participate. We will keep you posted as soon as we have more information.

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DVD and download available now

The Weapon is now available on DVD, and as a download. Get a physical or digital copy now, and be sure to tell all your friends about it! This is the official release of our film, following the release party last Saturday; it’s yours now.

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(Information in Swedish below.) Vi kan knappt själva tro att det är sant, men efter alla dessa år har faktiskt dagen kommit då vi stolt kan presentera filmen Vapnet – en berättelse om tidens gång. Ni är ett antal människor som på olika sätt hjälpt oss att förverkliga denna film, och ett ännu större antal […]

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DVD and Drömfabriken

Yesterday we finally handed in the DVD master disc for print, very soon you will be able to buy The Weapon on DVD, including subtitles in many languages. Today means opening day for Drömfabriken, three days of inspiration for young filmmakers like us. If the weather is sunny (which it looks like through the window […]

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Follow-up on The Weapon in Arbetarbladet

As a follow-up to their previous article (see this page) about us, Arbetarbladet did a small interview with Markus over the phone. The resulting article was published a couple of weeks ago, here is an English transcript: Their two-year-project is premiering next week For two years the film makers lived in an apartment in Björksätra, […]

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Really nice review in Gefle Dagblad

Gefle Dagblad published a really nice review of The Weapon, after having visited our screening earlier this week, where they also did a short interview with Sandra. Here is a transcript of the interview in English: Well-made Weapon The artist and animator Johan Löfström have arranged short film evenings at Kulturkiosken since last autumn. Johan’s […]

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