Thomas A. Østbye is a distinctive voice among Norwegian directors. He’s known to combine artistic reflections on the documentary genre with contemporary political dilemmas. He made his mark with formally challenging documentaries like Imagining Emanuel, HUMAN, and In your dreams, which received a dozen art and film awards, bought by the Arts Council Norway, and screened at venues ranging from the National Broadcasting to the Museum of Modern Art NY. Østbye also makes art installations, photography, interactive film, and runs the production company PlymSerafin.
Shaping Up (Norway, 2004)
Drømme kan du gjøre senere/In Your Dreams (6’, Norway, 2005)
6 Forestillinger om frihet/ 6 Conceptions of Freedom (20’, Norway, 2006)
Slør/Veil (8’, Norway, 2007)
Human (25’, Norway, 2009)
Imagining Emanuel (52’, Norway, 2011)
Take #2 (8’, Norway, 2012)
Out Of Norway (43', Norway, 2014)
Things (48', Norway, 2015)
Human (Orig.) / 2009 / Norway / 25 min
The documentary film HUMAN study what’s human – out of context. Without familiar purposes and surroundings, the film plays our labeling instinct against the factual meeting with another person. How close can we get to another human before it gets inhuman, – or maybe too human?
Masterclass - Thomas A. Østbye (Orig.) / 2015 / Czech Republic, Norway / 44 min
Thomas A Østbye is a distinctive voice among Norwegian directors. He is known for combining artistic reflections on the documentary genre with contemporary political dilemmas. He made his mark with formally challenging documentaries such as Imagining Emanuel, HUMAN, and In Your Dreams, which have received numerous art and film awards...
Take #2 (Orig.) / 2012 / Norway / 8 min
2 ladies in a room: a casting agent and an actress. This hybrid documentary deals with empathy, acting and authentisity. Marie starts: “When I enter into a role, I imagine that every individual has a core, with the same potential emotional life.”