TrustNordisk is excited to announce that we have acquired the international sales rights for the upcoming animated feature LITTLE ALLAN - THE HUMAN ANTENNA (working title) directed by new Danish talent Amalie Næsby Fick.
This is the second animated feature by Næsby Fick, with her first being THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE GIANT PEAR (2017), which was co-directed with Philip Einstein Lipski and Joergen Lerdam and selected for the Generation Kplus programme at Berlin International Film Festival. Næsby Fick is also known for her drama series SEX (2020), which was selected for Berlinale Series.
Behind the film will also be producers Trine Heidegaard and Thomas Heinesen, both well-known for their producing roles on several local box office hits, including CHECKERED NINJA (2018), THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE GIANT PEAR (2017) and TERKEL IN TROUBLE (2004) as well as A FORTUNATE MAN (2018-2019) and A HORRIBLE WOMAN (2017), respectively.
The animated family adventure will have a budget of EUR 2.7M.
Managing Director of TrustNordisk comments on the acquisition:
'We are very happy to be on board on this exciting CGI animation and to be working with Amalie on Little Allan - The Human Antenna which is a great Sci-Fi adventure for the whole family with a broad international appeal.'
On an otherwise lonely summer vacation, the introverted Little Allan (11) is talked into acting as a human antenna for his old UFO-obsessed neighbor who thinks a huge invasion fleet from the outer space is on its way. But what they find is not exactly a huge invasion fleet. When the rickety antenna construction collapses, Little Allan is only barely saved by the alien girl Britney, who is doing a school project about the primitive human race.
Now Little Allan has to help her get home, while she becomes fascinated with this tiny example of the human species: Why does this boy keep saying that he is fine, even though his parents just got divorced, and he’s clearly not? Is that how all Little humans work?
LITTLE ALLAN – THE HUMAN ANTENNA (TITLE TBC) is written by Amalie Næsby Fick and Thomas Porsager, directed by Amalie Næsby Fick. Produced by Trine Heidegaard and Thomas Heinesen for Nordisk Film Production in collaboration with Wil Film and Pop Up Production with support from The Danish Film Institute, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, Nordisk Film- & TV Fond, YouSee and TV2 Denmark. International sales handled by TrustNordisk.
Expected local release in February 2022.
English script available for interested buyers.
To learn more about the film, please click here.