Chemo Brain

Oliver is 28 years old. He spends his time studying, hanging out with friends and he just started dating Signe. But a scanning at the hospital turns everything upside down for Oliver. What he thought was just a lower back pain turns out to be testicular cancer.
Oliver’s main concern is essentially all the things he may loose: Signe, his friends and worst case; his life. Assisted by his best friend Emil and his father, Oliver tries to continue life as it was before the diagnosis. However, Oliver soon finds out how challenging it can be to stay cheerful and keep high hopes for a disease-free future. Oliver’s fear and frustration increases while life goes on outside the walls of the hospital.

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Kristian Håskjold



Showrunner: Kristian Håskjold
Director: Kristian Håskjold
Executive Producer: Niels Lindberg, Nanna Van Tabor (TV 2)
Producer: Nadja Nørgaard Kristensen
Screenwriter: Johan Wang, Kristian Håskjold
Cinematographer: Jesper Duelund, DFF
Editor: Emil Gundersen
Production Designer: Eva Lendorph
Sound Designer: Eddie Simonsen, Tobias Lukassen, Kevin Bavnhøj
Music: Eddie Simonsen, Tobias Lukassen, Kevin Bavnhøj
Principal Cast: Adam Ild Rohweder, Stephanie Nguyen, Jens Jørn Spottag, Mads Reuther, Ditte Gråbøl, Karoline Brygmann, Mathilde Passer, Birgitte Raaberg
Additional Credits: 1 AD: Jesper Tønnes, Sound recordist: Christian Munk Scheuer, Gaffer: Sebastian Lyding, Production Coordinator: Freja Majlund-Westh, Key Hair & Makeup: Camilla Nordbjerg, Colorist: Virgil Kastrup, Set Designer: Thilde Ammitzbøll, Props: Veronica Bach


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Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Screening Section: Episodic Pilot Competition
Screening Category: Episodic
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish
Runtime: 15 mins