Shadow Animals

21 minutes / Directed by Jerry Carlsson

Marall follows her parents to a party and they want her to behave. As the evening progresses she finds the adult’s behaviour increasingly strange. Everyone at the party is trying to fit in, but not everyone succeeds. Marall also seems to be the only one seeing the shadow circulating inside the house.

Directed by Jerry Carlsson

Written by Jerry Carlsson

Produced by Frida Mårtensson

Director of Photography: Marcus Dineen

Sound Design: Janna Johansson & Manne Kjellander

Editor: Philip Bergström & Jerry Carlsson

Costume Design: Mia Andersson

Art Director: Frida Hoas

Cast: Ayla Turin, Cecilia Milocco,Peter Melin, Zana Penjweni, Danielle De Vries, Anthony Lomuljo


Awards in selection

Clermont-Ferrand/Special Jury Award and

Canal+ Award

San Francisco/Golden Gate Award (Best Narrative Short)

Palm Springs/Best Live-Action Short over 15 min

Nordisk Panorama/Best Nordic Short

Art Film Fest/Blue Angel Award Best Short Film

Mammoth Lakes/Grand Jury Award Narrative Short

Uppsala/Audience Award

Kaohsiung/Jury Award

SF Shorts/Jury Prize

Oslo Fusion/Jury Award Best Short Film

Nonplussed Fest/Jury Award Best Live Action Short

Mecal Pro/Grand Prix Oblique section

Evolution! Mallorca Int FF/Jury Award Best Short

Short Waves Film Festival/Dances with Camera Award

Portland Dance Film Fest/Jury Award

Sulmona international film festival/Best Director Award

Aguilar International Short Film Festival/Jury Award for Best International Short Film

Festival Le Court Nous Tient/Special Mention for directing


Shadow Animals is produced by Garagefilm International in co-production with Film i Väst and in collaboration with Verket Produktion, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Andreas Fock and Film Stockholm/Filmbasen.