For J

This film is a tribute to Janis Joplin and all others who burned themselves out for the arts.

Length: 3:54
Production year: 2011
Format: HD

Director, camera, editing, acting Åsa Maria Bengtsson
Second camera Thore Soneson
Acting and vocal Malin Carlberg

FERMENTITY
(Swedish title JÄSNINGEN)
2011
9.00
HD
shortfilm, fiction

Director, setdesign Åsa Maria Bengtsson
Script Åsa Maria Bengtsson, Cristina Gottfridsson
Script processing Åsa Maria Bengtsson, Nina Jemth, Pelle Öhlund
Photographer, edititor, colorgrading Ulf Södergren
Sound design David Gülich
Composer, musician Magnus Jarlbo


Produced by Åsa Maria Bengtsson in cooperation with Film i Skåne, Joakim Strand
with support from The Swedish Arts Committee and Filmcentrum Syd, Johan Simonsson

DU GAMLA DU FRIA...
(the Swedish national hymn)
2007
3.00
videoinstallation

with the singer Lynette Koyana
production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson

camera/script/edting/conducting: Åsa Maria Bengtsson

soundrecordist: Thore Soneson

EXCERPT

AIR
2006
3:00

video installation
production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson with support from Konstnärsnämnden in Sweden
camera/script/edting/conducting/animation: Åsa Maria Bengtsson

thereminplayer : Pekka Lunde
music: "Air" by Bach

OUICKTIME MOVIE

 

MAKING SPACE
2006
2:00

video installation
production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson with support from Konstnärsnämnden in Sweden
camera/script/edting/conducting: Åsa Maria Bengtsson
extra camera: Thore Soneson

actor: Ludwig Bengtsson Soneson



QUICKTIME MOVIE

Fast eller Flytande
eng. title FLOW

2006
13 min
35 mm, Dolby digital sound

script, conducting Åsa Maria Bengtsson & Ewa Cederstam - camera Ewa Cederstam - animation Åsa Maria Bengtsson
text, vo Bob Hansson - editing Kajsa Grandell - sound design, mix Torsten Rundqvist - music Pelle Ossler


production - Åsa Maria Bengtsson, Ewa Cederstam, Lisbet Gabrielsson Film AB
i co-operation - Film i Skåne AB filmkonsulent Joakim Strand, Sveriges Television dokumentär-kortfilm projektledare Ulla Nilsson - FilmStockholm projektledare Ulf Andersson-Greek & Nana Heilmann
med support from - Svenska Filminstitutet filmkonsulent Anne-Marie Söhrman Fermelin
and - Film i Dalarna, S Inge G Jonsson & Malin Lagergren - Letterstedtska Föreningen - Stiftelsen Kopparberget, Carl-Johan Ingelström
sponsors Kodak - Fjällräven

 

vinjettfilm till BUFF i Malmö 2006
45 sek, 35 mm

production, script, conducting: Åsa Maria Bengtsson - foto: Jon Rudberg - B-foto: Mikaël Dietman - light
electrician: Tobias Juhl - actor: Pelle Öhlund - composer, musician: Magnus Jarlbo, musician: Pontus Rubin: fiol, gitarr, Staffan Wester: bas - produktion-leader: Thore Soneson, labb: Nordisk Film Postproduction, projektledare: Andreia Tilling
SCANDVISION: editing: Anders Bewarp, sound design: Bengt Hagerman - production-leader: Mikael Kotanidis
with support from: Svenska Filmintitutet, filmkonsulent Gila Bergqvist-Ulfung - Film i Skåne, filmkonsulent Joakim Strand - Nordisk Film Postproduction, Scandvision, Kodak
sponsors- Blixt Kamera ApS, Köpenhamn, Film GEAR ApS, Köpenhamn
Thank you - Bladins school in Malmö and some students from Backaskolan in Malmö, Victoria theatre, Gustav Frigren, Pierre Falzon

 

SURFACE
2005
3:00
production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson with the support from Konstnärsnämnden
camera/script/editing/sound: Åsa Maria Bengtsson
acting: Ludwig Bengtsson Soneson and Doudou Singateh

 

VOX MARIS
dokumentär om fiskare i Dieppe, Frankrike
2005
22 min
production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson with the support from l'Ássociation Cybèle, La Ville
de Dieppe, DES Affaires Culturelles (DRAC) de Haute-Normandie de
Régionnale de direction de La samt Konstnärsnämnden
camera/script/editing: Åsa Maria Bengtsson
music: Magnus Jarlbo



The video was produced during an artist in residence in Dieppe 2004 and was shown in Dieppe 2005.

QUICKTIME MOVIE

[just water]
video och video installation med två projektioner
2003
13 min

production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson with support from Konstnärsnämnden Sweden
camera/script/editing: Åsa Maria Bengtsson



The video takes us on a poetic voyage around the world, flying, going by train, car, boat and so on, making stops in different cities. A spinning world. Now and then it stops and in comes an animal, mostly cows, moving etremely slowly backwards, accompanied by the water-sound and a man snoring.

 

GRILLA VILLA [burning down the house]
2002
3.40 min

production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson with support from Konstnärsnämnden
script/acting/editing: Åsa Maria Bengtsson

camera: Michael Johansson



An edited documentation of a performance at the countryside, when I sat fire to a "house" on the lake.

QUICKTIME MOVIE

Palindrome
1.40 min
2002

production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson with support from Konstnärsnämnden
camera/script/acting/editing: Åsa Maria Bengtsson




Describs an experiment with an egg.

QUICKTIME MOVIE

Out of Sync [about melancholy]
video och video installation i en vägg
4 min
2001

production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson with support from Konstnärsnämnden
camera/script/acting/editing: Åsa Maria Bengtsson




"Words waiting at my toungue / then tumbeling out, one after...after the other, in and out and out and in / sometimes they taste so good that I swallow them...
A woman recites a text about the state of melancholy. All the natural pauses are cut out. She performs an inverted strip-tease act.

 

Double Room
3:40
2000

production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson
camera: Thore Soneson/Åsa Maria Bengtsson
DV-editing: Åsa Maria Bengtsson
music: Pelle Ossler
cast: Per Alvsten, Åsa Maria Bengtsson, Dan Bratt, Cecilia Cedergren, Petra Gipp, Lo Gorton, Lars Ekström, Bo Jonsson, Pelle Ossler, Magnhild Owman


An absurd soap where the destinies of ten people are entwined in each other. It all takes place in a hotel room and the story is told by the room - the observer. The video deals with the big issues of life - the thin line between sanity and insanity, laughter and cry, truth and lie. It consists of reminiscenses from movies, true life and pure fabricated lies

Det hela utspelar sig på ett hotellrum och historien berättas av rummet - betraktaren. Tio människoöden går in i varandra och vävs ihop till en absurd, tragikomisk såpa. Videon tar på ett humoristiskt sätt upp de stora frågorna i livet - den otydliga gränsen mellan skratt och gråt, sanning och lögn; vem är frisk och vem är sjuk?

 

Av en händelse i ett kök
Stain Chain

5:00
1999

produktion/regi/manus/foto: Åsa Maria Bengtsson
digital redigering: Thore Soneson
musik: Pelle Ossler
mask: Evalena Jönsson
medverkande: Petra Gipp


A tragicomic reflection upon the old Swedish saying: "better with some dirt in the corners than pure hell".

 

Som att vänta på nu
Chasing Shadows

6:15
1999
S/V

production/script/camera/sound: Åsa Maria Bengtsson
assistant: Anna Sjödin
DV-editing: Thore Soneson
cast: Bo Jonsson

A suggestive, but also humorous video about mans inner chaos.

 

Tidsrymden alldeles innan
Time waits for no one

4:50
1999

production/script/camera/sound: Åsa Maria Bengtsson
DV-editing: Thore Soneson
cast: Christer Jonsson

A reflection upon man and our fears; how we, consciously or unconsciously protect ourselves from the outside world.

 

Blod
Thick Things

2:38
1999

production/script/camera/sound: Åsa Maria Bengtsson
vocal: Anna Sjödin
DV-editing: Thore Soneson
cast: Anna Sjödin

A suggestive video about "maternal love", the sense of security or claustrophobic suffocation.

Bollen hoppar själv
part of an installation

 

Utan titel
loop 1:30
2000
production/script/camera/sound/DV-editing: Åsa Maria Bengtsson

 

Ett fall för konsten
7 min
1998

production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson with support from Film i Skåne
script/camera/sound: Åsa Maria Bengtsson
camera: Thore Soneson
DV-editing: Thore Soneson
music: Dan Gisen Malmquist
cast: Åsa Maria Bengtsson



An ironic, tragicomic reflection upon being an artist/human being.

 

Ett hopp för konsten
10 min
1998

production: Åsa Maria Bengtsson c Film i Skåne
script/camera/sound: Åsa Maria Bengtsson
camera: Thore Soneson
DV-editing: Thore Soneson
music: Dan Gisen Malmquist
cast: Åsa Maria Bengtsson

An ironic, tragicomic reflection upon being an artist/human being.

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