From writer/director Karla von Bengtson (Tigers and Tattoos, Princess Rita, The Shadow in Sara), AGATHE-CHRISTINE: NEXT DOOR SPY is a Danish animation feature enjoyable for ages young and old.
“Many children grow up with a feeling that they do not really fit in. Some choose, like Agathe-Christine, to be an outsider, whereas others choose to be someone they are not. I am sure that many children will be able to see themselves in one or more characters and events from the film. I hope the feature entertains, encourages children to be themselves, and dares them to show what they find interesting,” stated writer/director, Karla von Bengtson.
NEXT DOOR SPY follows ten-year old Agathe-Christine, who dreams about mystery from her new family’s basement, where she’s established a little detective bureau. But while solving the first mystery, she soon finds herself involved in a much more complicated case, bigger than she ever imagined.
Visually unique, NEXT DOOR SPY uses “cut-out” animation, which looks hand drawn on the computer. There are 39 characters drawn for the movie and each character consists of more than 600 layers.
On the festival circuit, the family animation was featured worldwide, from Sweden’s Göteborgs Lilla Filmfestival, to Argentina’s Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema and to its U.S. premiere at New York’s International Children’s Film Festival.
TriCoast Entertainment will release AGATHE-CHRISTINE: NEXT DOOR SPY onto various digital streaming platforms June 16th (InDemand, Amazon, iTunes, DirecTV, AT&T, FANDANGO, FlixFling and Vudu).
Put on your detective hat and prepare to solve the mystery with the trailer here: https://geektyrant.com/news/agatha-christine-next-door-spy-looks-like-a-great-mystery-film-for-children-and-families.
Produced by Copenhagen Bombay and in co-production with CB Sverige AB, AGATHE-CHRISTINE: NEXT DOOR SPY was funded with support from New Danish Screen, The Danish Film Institute and with production support from the Swedish Film Institute. The family animation features voiceovers by Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis, Simone Edemann Møgelbjerg, Oliver Bøtcher Herlevsen, Søs Egelind, Tommy Kenter, Kristine Sloth, Dar Salim, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Mille Lunderskov and Harald Kaiser-Hermann.
Agathe-Christine: Next Door Spy (2017, 77 min.) Written and directed by: Karla von Bengtson. Executive Produce: Sarita Christensen. Producers: Mette Valbjørn Skøtt & Fie Ørnsø. Film editor: Linda Jildmalm. Music Composers: Nathan Larson & Lanre Odunlami. Denmark, English. Copenhagen Bombay, TriCoast Entertainment.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Copenhagen Bombay
Copenhagen Bombay was established in 2006 and is currently owned by film producer and director Sarita Christensen. The goal of the company’s productions is to create original content for children and young people. Company attaches particular importance to the development of new talents, original tales and unique looks and designs. With films like Carsten & Gittes Film Ballade (2008), The Apple & The Worm (2009), Tigers & Tattoos (2010), The Secret of the Ice Flower (2012) The King of the Poems (2014) and Get Santa (2016), the company has been behind a long list of original films for children and young people.
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