Making a Mountain

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Q&A with Kyle Bergman, Bjarke Ingles, Rikke Selin Fokdal and Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Film Info
Run Time:55 min
Release Year:2020
Premier:North America
Original Langauge:English and Danish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rikke Selin Fokdal and Kaspar Astrup Schröder



“Welcome, welcome,” the CEO sang in 2011 when BIG won the architecture competition for a large waste-to-energy plant with a ski slope on top. A camera followed the process of a visionary project that combines waste management and infrastructure with spectacular architecture and a recreational urban space.

The challenges pile up right from the start, along with questions: How do you even combine a waste-to-energy plant with a ski slope? How far is a property developer willing to go? And how much can an architect actually push through when all is said and done?

This "cinematic construction site symphony", follows the main characters from the popping of champagne corks and the vision taking off, to the abrasions from the artificial snow, to the first trip down the black slope.



Rikke Selin Fokdal and Kaspar Astrup Schröder



Kaspar is a self-taught film director and multidisciplinary artist. Besides filmmaking, Kaspar works as an editor, graphic designer, painter, musician, and designs furniture. He is also one of the founders of Good Company Pictures. He has directed feature-length documentaries that have been distributed internationally and premiered at some of the world's biggest film festivals, such as IDFA, Planete Doc, It's All True, Hot Docs, SFIFF and CPH: DOX.


In his earliest work, Kaspar won the Golden Eye Award 2013 in the category 'Best International Documentary for his film' RENT A FAMILY INC. ' Along the side of Good Company Pictures, he has directed 'Big Time' (IDFA, Chicago International Film Festival), 'Waiting For the Sun' (winner at Hot Springs International Documentary Film Festival, CPH: DOX), and 'Don't Give a Fox (CPH: DOX)




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