COURTED

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STORY

Courted follows Stuart, a 72 year old Jehovahs Witness with a secret he’s been hiding since childhood.  When he eventually gets exposed by his religious community for seeing another man in secret, his dilemma starts to crystallise, and he is forced to make a very difficult choice.

WRITER & DIRECTOR

Andres Heger-Bratterud. After studying philosophy and psychology at the university of Oslo, making shorts and commercials on the side, Andres got employed as a writer, producer and director for the film department of Gyro in Oslo, where he’s been since 2007, making content driven films for small and big screens, always striving to push boundaries. In 2016, a film he made for NHO won gold at the prestigious VISUELT competition in Norway.

In 2009/2010 he studied film production in NYC, and while completing his MA in Screenwriting at the London Film School, he wrote and cowrote several shorts, and also directed THE DOOR TO which premiered at the EARLS COURT FILM FESTIVAL in 2015. His screenplay for the feature film BOUND earned him a distinction on his MA at the LFS, and he is currently developing the TV Drama series VICES OF OSLO with a Norwegian Film and TV production company.

STORY DEVELOPMENT

Theo James Krekis. Since graduating with a Distinction in an MA in Screenwriting from The London Film School, Theo’s short film, BREATHE was selected and funded by Film London. Along with competing in various film festivals, including BFI Flare, Palm Springs, and winning at ECFF, BREATHE was selected as one of the BFI’s Five Films For Freedom. Theo also co-wrote THE DOOR TO, which was selected and funded by Earls Court Film Festival 2015. Since being shortlisted for the BBC Writer’s Room 2016 Theo was awarded awarded a BBC Script Editor and has been developing his second feature screenplay. Theo’s stark and realistic style of story-telling developed whilst living between Cornwall and London and frequenting the Isle of Wight, where his affinity towards the English landscape grew. His stories are often set on the shoulders’ of unlikely protagonists, yet to be given a voice within cinema.