Max Kestner’s feature film Qeda produced by SF Studios Production Denmark is handled worldwide by Global Screen.
The fiction debut of documentary filmmaker Max Kestner (Amateurs in Space) is scripted by Dunja Gry Jensen (Norskov). Carsten Bjørnlund (The Legacy) stars in the dystopian eco thriller about a world threatened by a disastrous flooding.
2095. As oceans have risen and natural freshwater has gone, Fang Rung (Bjørnlund) has undergone molecular fission in order to send his other half - code name Gordon Thomas - back in time to the year 2017. Gordon goes in search of scientist Mona Lindkvist (Sofia Helin) whose groundbreaking research was lost before it could save the world. When Fang Rung loses contact with Gordon he sees no alternative but to travel back to 2017 to try to locate his other half before the world’s balances are irreparably damaged.
Other cast members include Marijana Jankovic (Norskov) Stina Ekblad (Thicker than Water) and Dragomir Mrsic (Easy Money).
Top crew names comprise cinematographer Rasmus Videbæk (A Royal Affair) and editor Åsa Mossberg (Waltz for Monica).
SF Studios’s producer Birgitte Skov told nordicfilmandtvnews.com: “It’s been a great challenge to work on the first Danish sci-fi feature in 20 years and very inspiring to collaborate with so many dedicated people in front and behind the camera. The actors and the crew really wanted this film to happen and that gave the whole process a lot of good energy. “ “The film should appeal to the fans of philosophical/existential sci-fi rather than action-packed sci-fi fare and it has the potential to cross over to a more upmarket group outside the core sci-fi audience," noted Skov. “Max has made a film that reflects on our time by looking at it from the future, the way some period films use the past to reflect on the present.”
Qeda is co-produced by Sweden’s SF Studios Production Sweden, Finland’s Yellow Film & TV in collaboration with Nordisk Film Shortcut, Chimney and Red Rental Ystad and support from the Danish Film Institute, DR, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the Swedish Film Institute, the Finnish Film Foundation, SVT, YLE and Creative Europe. SF Studios will release it in Danish cinemas in August.