Film Type: Short
Runtime: 15 minutes
Country of Origin: Norway
Country of Filming: Norway
Happiness is scarce, and must be monitored. Each citizen is given a monthly ration of joy, intravenously – excessive use is punished. When the authorities introduce the ultimate punishment for excessive use, the restrictor Albert faces an impossible choice.
Jade (b. 1987) is from Norway, and graduated in 2014 from the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles with an MFA in Directing. Prior to this she completed her studies in Norway with a BA in Film and TV Production, specializing in Directing, and an MA in Film Analysis.
Jade has written and directed several short films that have been officially selected by over 60 international film festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards and prizes including “Best Short Film”, “Best Director” and “Best Screenplay”. Her short PUSHING NIGHT AWAY, which was funded by the Norwegian Film Institute and the Western Norway Film Center, recently won the award for “Best International Film” at the Academy Award-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles. Amongst Jade’s previous films is her short ENGLESPILL, which screened at 11 international film festivals, won an audience award, and was broadcast on Norwegian national television.
Based on her film production, Jade was awarded the Government Grant for Artists in 2017 and 2015, and she is currently working on developing her first feature film.