Roaming the streets
Me, as the persona of Pønka prosa was fully directed during this recording session one night in September. Directed by Roy Arild Nilsen, courtesy of Vardetangen Film who had all the main ideas, many of which he came up with on the fly.
It must have been weird for most people passing us on the streets that night. Some drunk kids wondered what the hell I was doing during one of my sloooow motions with the trombone slide sitting in the city center. They naturally thought it was funny.
Speaking of which – like most humans Norwegians tend to open up once they get enough alcohol down since we are so shy in sober condition. For one night we become the free speaking people we are pretending to be on a day to day basis.
Even for me it’s hard doing weird stuff like this, but it gets easier once you have a camera-man following you around. It for some reason made me feel important. Another quirky human illusion.
It’s also very time-consuming and to be honest I really lost all patience towards the end. Roy and myself had to compromise as he (I suspect) would’ve kept going and directing into the night.
We’re both very pleased with the result, I hope you are too.