Schoolyard Blues

Skolstartssorg

Maria ErikssonSweden16 minutes2017PGColourSwedishCanadian Premiere

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Mika has many things to teach his younger brother, John, on his first day of school, including lessons about difficult situations that kids shouldn't have to handle on their own.

director
Maria Eriksson

Maria Eriksson is a Swedish filmmaker with a Master’s degree in film directing from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. She’s made a dozen shorts that have screened at film festivals around the world. Her latest film, Schoolyard Blues (17), premiered at Aspen Shortfest where it won two awards.

Additional Credits

Director
Maria Eriksson
Production Company
Karimi Film
Producer
Farima Karimi
Screenplay
Pelle Rådström
Cinematographer
Erik Molberg Hansen
Editor
Alexandra Litén
Original Score
Shida Shahabi
Cast
Douglas Steyner, Olle Frelin, Eva Melander, Mela Tesfazion