Swedish Feature film Ömheten was conformed, graded and finished in Mistika by Colourist Sebastian Guest for DCP deliverables, at Europa Sound and Vision’s brand new picture facility in Stockholm. Ömheten also recently won The Guldbagge Award (Sweden’s equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Cinematography which was awarded to DoP Petrus Sjövik.
Mattias Segnestam, Chief Operating Officer at Europa Sound and Vision says “Europa Sound and Vision’s eminently comfortable and feature-rich suite hosted Ömheten as its very first feature-length project. We featured a 5m canvas, Barco projection (the same as in 90% of Sweden’s cinemas) and cinematic sound by JBL. The facility runs four Mistika systems, giving advantage both in terms of workflow efficiency and inherent redundancy.”
Colourist Sebastian Guest talks about his involvement in the film, “I worked on “Ömheten” with DoP Petrus Sjövik last year. The backdrop of the movie is the old northern mining town of Kiruna, part of which had to be relocated due to the now unstable terrain beneath. We followed the ‘day-to-day’ life experiences of a number of young people living there.” Sebastian adds further, “Visually, our goal throughout was to maintain a soft look that flattered the characters and nature, contrasting with the difficulties our characters faced, in a part of the country where conditions can be harsh and lives are in many ways defined by the mine and mining. It is very much a picture-driven feature (there is little dialogue). The soft look is particularly important for the moments of ‘tenderness’ (the literal translation of the movie’s title) which punctuate the feature.”
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Manuel Sicilia, Company Partner & Chief Creative Officer of KANDOR Graphics & Director & Author of Justin and the Knights of Valour
Bad Robot selected Mistika for its high-end finishing and innovative 2D and stereoscopic 3D film workflows
“Mistika has opened up an entirely new world of workflow efficiency and quality control to us by bringing high-end finishing capabilities inside our facility.”
Bad Robot Production Executive Ben Rosenblatt