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Maybe Elephants

Peut-être des éléphants
Torill Kove
2024 | 16 min 43 s
2D drawn animation
English version, Swahili with English subtitles

Awards and Festivals

  • Official Selection – Short Films in Competition L'officielleAnnecy International Animation Film Festival, France (2024)


ONE-LINER


LONG SYNOPSIS


Interview with Torill Kove

Excerpt


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Team


Torill Kove
Director


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Photo : Agnete Brun © Mikrofilm AS




Lise Fearnley
Producer (Mikrofilm)


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Photo : Felix Features © Mikrofilm AS




Maral Mohammadian
Producer (NFB)


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Tonje Skar Reiersen
Producer (Mikrofilm)


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Photo : Felix Features © Mikrofilm AS




Rob McLaughlin
Executive Producer


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Photo : Emily Cooper




Michael Fukushima
Executive Producer (NFB)


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Photo : David Fine



Credits

Script and Direction
Torill Kove

Art Direction
Magnhild Winsnes

Animatic
Torill Kove
Dyveke Skøld

Animation Layout
Hyun Jin Park
Jo Meuris
Torill Kove

Animation
Jo Meuris
Hyun Jin Park
Louis Bodart
Torill Kove
Parissa Mohit
Kamil Chajder
Jenny Galewski
Eva Cvijanović
Simon Cottee
Lori Malépart-Traversy
Herl Joshua E. Lara
Magnhild Winsnes
Kanza Belali

Backgrounds
Magnhild Winsnes
Torill Kove
Julia Torjak
Katerina Pantela
James Martin

Colouring
Herl Joshua E. Lara
Kanza Belali
Sunniva Fluge Hole

Compositing
Cathinka Tanberg
James Martin
Konrad Hjemli
Kristian Pedersen
Herl Joshua E. Lara
Alexandre Roy
Melrouss

Intern
Michelle Kotsiuba

Editing
Alison Burns

Animatic Editing
Xi Feng

Creative Consultants
Nicholas Kilingi
Jane Nyoike
Victoria Mesopir-Iossel

Language Consultant
Mohamed Komeja

Swahili Adaptation
Nicholas Kilingi

French Adaptation
François Godin

Narration
Torill Kove

Mom
Andrea Bræin Hovig
Adrianne Richards

Dad
Pål Sverre Hagen
Brett Schaenfield

Sisters
Ella Øverbye
Frances Wheeler-Hughes
Vivild Falk Berg
Jenna Wheeler-Hughes
Torill Kove

Gunnar Haugeland
Kåre Conradi

Kenyan woman
Jane Nyoike

Kenyan man
David Wang’ang’a Njuguna 

Kenyan teenagers
Nicholas Kilingi

Kenyan children
Victoria Mesopir-Iossel

Additional Voices
Mats Brånå
Aksel Hegge
Simen Håbu
Henriette Neksum
Ingeborg Mjelve

English voice direction
Alex Ivanovici

Original Music
Luigi Allemano

Nyatiti and vocals
Daniel Onyango

Piano
Staffan Bråsjö
John Sadowy

Guitar
Tobias Andersson

Bass
Morgan Moore

Percussion
Kebba Jobateh
Valérie Lacombe

Music Recording
Luc Léger (NFB)
Willem Bleeker (Immersive Music)

Assistants
Basma Jabbar
Bernard Belley

“Pata Pata”
Written and Composed by
Miriam Makeba & Jerry Ragovoy
Courtesy of
Concord Music Group Inc. & K7 Music GmbH

Sound Design and Re-Recording
Håkon Lammetun

Additional Sound design
Anna Nilsson

Voice Recording
Håkon Lammetun
Geoffrey Mitchell
Luc Léger

Foley Artist
Rune van Deurs

Foley Recordist
Liana Degtiar

Technical Direction
Eloi Champagne
Cathinka Tanberg
Mathieu Tremblay

Technical Support
Alexandre Roy
Johanne Ste-Marie

Technical Coordination
Luc Binette

Colour Grading
Camilla Holst Vea

Credits
Cynthia Ouellet

Production Managers
Laetitia Seguin
Ragna Midtgard

Production Coordinators
Dominique Forget
Barry Ahmad

Administration & Operations
Victoria Angell
Rosalina Di Sario
Lise Fearnley
Camille Fillion
Anne Vollstad

Marketing
Judith Lessard-Bérubé

Publicist
Nadine Viau

Producers
Lise Fearnley
Maral Mohammadian
Tonje Skar Reiersen

Executive Producers
Robert McLaughlin
Michael Fukushima

Thanks
Kevin Dean
Runa Kove
Lis Kove Rendal
Bente Bech Kove
Marie-Josée Archambault
John Ciccone
Marcy Page
Anders Hofseth
Kajsa Næss
Marit Krogstad
Christian Wieberg-Nielsen
Nosizwe Lise Baqwa
Donald McWilliams
Everyone at Mikrofilm & NFB

Produced with the participation of
Norsk filminstitutt | Norwegian Film Institute
Commissioning Editor Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen
Production Advisor Ravn Wikhaug
Fond for lyd og bilde | The Audio and Visual Fund
Viken filmsenter | Viken Film Centre
Commissioning Editor Cecilie Stranger-Thorsen
Fritt ord | Fritt Ord Foundation

Maybe Elephants

A co-production by
Mikrofilm AS, The National Film Board of Canada

© 2024 Mikrofilm AS, National Film Board of Canada



Press Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745
    n.viau@nfb.ca

  • About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a leader in exploring animation as an artform, a storytelling medium and innovative content for emerging platforms. It produces trailblazing animated works both in its Montreal studios and across  the country, and it works with many of the world’s leading creators on international co-productions. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including seven Oscars for NFB animation and seven grand prizes at the Annecy festival. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.

  • About Mikrofilm

    Established in 1996, Mikrofilm is a production company and animation studio based in Oslo, Norway. The company has a solid track record for independent shorts, most notably as Torill Kove’s Norwegian producer on the Oscar-winning short The Danish Poet and the Oscar nominee Me and My Moulton. Mikrofilm co-produced the European Film Award-nominated The Ape Star and launched their first feature as majority producer with the critically acclaimed Titina in 2022. Mikrofilm is an auteur-oriented company, always looking for unique artistic visions.