Larger than life, dressed in suit and tie, papa appears at the window one evening, with a gift for his son. Papa is strong and brave – he frees animals from captivity, wins races with his superfast car, dives down into the depths of the ocean. Papa is a sorcerer who can make himself appear and disappear magically. In gently illustrated images, this animated film tells of a child’s poignant longing for his absent father.
by Atle Blakseth, Einar Dunsæd
with Oscar Fjeldstad Bergheim
Norway 2019 Norwegian 8’ Colour empfohlen ab 4 Jahren


  • Oscar Fjeldstad Bergheim (Tommy)


Directors Atle Blakseth, Einar Dunsæd
Screenplay Kari Tinnen, Atle Blakseth
From an idea by Svein Nyhus
Story Marie Lyshol, Olve Askim
3D Animation Atle Blakseth
Painter Simon Nyhus, Milka Tozi, Inna Hansen, Nikolai Lockertsen, Frits Olsen
Music Johannes Ringen
Sound Design Peter Dixon
Colour Correction Jan Svalland
Art Director Simon Nyhus, Olve Askim
Casting Hanna Kavli Lund
Line Producer Atle Blakseth, Inna Hansen, Frits Olsen
Producers Torgeir Sanders, John Einar Hangen

Produced by


Eldorado Film

Atle Blakseth

Since graduating from Volda University College in Norway in 2002, the director has been involved in numerous animated feature films, VFX productions and television series. He has also directed and been lead animator on several short films. He is currently working as art director and co-director on the feature film Ella Bella Bingo which is slated for completion in 2020.

Filmography (short films)

2009 Isfiske (Fishing with Sam) 2018 Pappa (Dad)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Einar Dunsæd

The animator and founder and director of the Norwegian production company Gimpville has many years of experience in television series and film production. He is currently working as a layout artist and animator on Ella Bella Bingo.

Filmography (short films)

2018 Pappa (Dad)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019