The Filmmakers

LINE HALVORSEN – Director

Line Halvorsen has worked as a director and editor on more than 20 documentaries and travel series for Norwegian and International television since 1997. Many of these have focused on human rights issues. She received her degree in film at the University of Trondheim and specialized in documentary film at Volda College, Norway. In 2002-2004, Halvorsen lived in Bethlehem on the occupied West Bank where she made the documentary A Stone’s Throw Away (2003). The film received several awards, among them the prestigious Norwegian academy award Amanda. In 2004, Halvorsen moved to the United States where she got involved in the intriguing story of Sami Al-Arian and his family, which resulted in the award-winning documentary film USA vs Al-Arian (Best Nordic Documentary, Nordic Panorama 2007; Audience award, Tromsø Int. Film Festival; Best film, Volda Documentary Film festival; two Amanda Awards nominations; Best Film, New Orleans Human Rights Film Festival).

JAN DALCHOW – Producer

Jan Dalchow has worked as a producer, director, editor and sound engineer in Norwegian film and TV production since 1995. He is the founder of the Oslo based production company Dalchows Verden,  (Dalchow’s World),  which works primarily with documentary films,  whose resume includes:
2010: Living Without Money (producer)
2007: USA vs Al-Arian (producer) Awarded Best Nordic Documentary,  Nordisk Panorama/Audience Award,  TIFF/ Best Norwegian Documentary/ Best Film,  New Orleans HRFF / Nominated Best Norwegian Documentary,  Amanda Award,
2005: 100% Human (producer/director), Nominated Best Norwegian Documentary,  Gullruten
2003: Precious Moments (producer/editor/co-director/script), Awarded Best Short Film,  Tribeca Film Festival/ Teddy Award,  Berlinale
2000: Dirty,  Sinful Me (producer/director), Awarded Best Norwegian Documentary,  Gullruten
1996: I Love Whom I Want To Love (producer/ editor/ sound) Nominated Best Norwegian Documentary,  Gullruten and Amanda Award.

PAOLO PALLAVIDINO – Producer

Paolo Pallavidino is the founder of the production company EiE based in Turin, Italy.  He is specialized in the production and development of international documentary films.  Paolo Pallavidino has produced among other: Cosmic Energy (2011), The Other Fellini (coming in 2013), Already Dead – Bruno Against the Mafia (2007) and See You Tomorrow (2005).Pallavidino is one of the most active Italian producers on the Interational scene. He is a member of European Documentary Network (EDN),Doc/it, Documentary in Europe and graduated at thEurodoc training programme in 2007.

TONE ANDERSEN – Director of photography

Tone Andersen is a freelance cinematographer and director. From 2002-2006 she was based in the occupied West Bank, where she worked with documentary film and as a camerawoman for TV news. She is currently living in Oslo, Norway, and has worked on documentaries from Asia and the Middle East as well as the US and Europe. She was the cinematographer on the award-winning films A Stone’s Throw Away (2003) and USA vs Al-Arian (2007).

Tone Andersen has studied Film at Lillehammer College and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Film & Video at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, UK. Her directorial debut When the Boys Return premiered at IDFA in 2012.

DANIEL MAZZA – Director of photography

Daniel Mazza was born in Meran, Italy. In 2000-01 he participated in ESF multimedia course and in 2001-2003 he studied at SAE school of Audio Engineering in Berlin. After working a year as a freelance photographer, he attended the ZeLIG school for documentary, television and new media, Bolzano, Italy in 2003-2004. Since then he has been working as a photographer on several documentaries and in-house productions, among them: Eurotel (2007); the award winning Wie Ich Bin (2007); Themenservice Energiespender (2009); Themenservice DenkMal Dolomiten (2010).


STEIN BERGE SVENDSEN – Music composer

Stein Berge Svendsen is one of Norway’s most experienced composers and producers, and works from his own studio, Amadeus Studio AS, in Oslo. Stein Berge Svendsen has his background from Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, with a major in film scoring. He has written and produced for Scandinavian artists like Mette Hartmann, Kurt Nilsen, Jan Werner, Winta, Noora, Finn Kalvik, Van Eijk and Carola. He has also written several children’s musicals, theatre music for the National Theatre in Oslo and scores for film and TV productions. His resume includes music to the films 100% Human, Forever Yours, My Jealous Barber, Love Me Tomorrow, Svein and the Rat, Trigger, The Art of Negative Thinking, My Daughter The Terrorist and USA vs Al-Arian.

LISA EKBERG – Editor

Lisa Ekberg has worked as a film editor since the mid-1990’s with focus mainly on documentaries. She has edited five feature length documentaries: the prize winner Living Amongst Lions (1998), the music documentary Weightless (2002), Bullshit (2005) Young Freud in Gaza (2008) and Blood Calls You (2010). Ekberg has edited about 30 TV documentaries that have been broadcast worldwide.

Ekberg has created a long lasting work relationship with established directors in the Nordic countries, such as PeÅ Holmquist and Sigve Endresen. In addition Ekberg has been a guest teacher in documentary film editing at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm and Filmhøyskolen i Lillehammer. In 2010 she finished the course Documentality at the Royal Univeristy College of Fine Arts in Stockholm.


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