Flash is a successful digital messenger on the web who delivers messages between mobile phones. One day he makes a mistake and throws an important love message between two teenagers in the spam folder. He goes on a journey to the deepest corners of the web to get the message back but in the end he is forced to choose between his own success or the teenagers love.
The Messenger is director Lowe Haaks graduation film from the National Film School of Denmark. It’s a cute and edgy adventure on the Internet, with a unique visual design entirely build up by the numbers one and zero.
Press about the film:
“A little stroke of genius. …The interaction between the awkward teenage romance in the real world and Flash’s desperate attempt to regain stardom among 0s and 1s is perfectly balanced. A particularly amusing acquaintance, among the swamp of pornography and phishing in the spam folder, is a certain ‘Nigerian prince’.”
“… Humorous highlight… The director has worked on a concept of simplicity, where you quickly go from idea to image and in his own words have “few means but a lot of feeling”. It works incredibly good!”
Ekko Film Magazine
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Swedish title: Budbäraren
English title: The Messenger
Length: 8 min 30 sec
Production year: 2018
Swedish Cast: Olle Sarri, Allan Svensson, Jimmy Wamala
English Cast: Karim Theilgaard, David Bateson, Gary Austine
Director: Lowe Haak
Producer: Pernille Tornøe
Written by: Lowe Haak & Sara Isabella Jønsson
Sound designer: Anders Ankerstjerne
Composer: Jacob Weile Søndergaard