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After The Great Bear, Jacobsen sends a little rabbit to find his mother

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- The Swedish Film Institute supports Danish director Esben Toft Jacobsen's first stereoscopic 3D animated picture produced in Sweden

After The Great Bear, Jacobsen sends a little rabbit to find his mother

Danish director Esben Toft Jacobsen, whose feature debut The Great Bear [+see also:
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(2011) was launched at the Berlin International Film Festival and toured another 45 foreign showcases, will shortly start production for Sweden's first stereoscopic 3D animated picture, Beyond, Beyond.

The Swedish Film Institute will support the Danish-Swedish project, which will be co-produced by Elin Pröjts and Petter Lindblad, for Denmark's Copenhagen Bombay Productions and Sweden's Sverige, with Swedish regional film centre Film i Väst and Noble Entertainment. The production is supported by the Danish and the Swedish film institutes; TV partners include Denmark's TV2, Sweden's TV4 and C More Entertainment (former Canal+).

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Scripted by Jannik Tai Mosholt and Jacobsen, Beyond, Beyond is the story of a little rabbit, Johan, who has lived with his father on board a ship as long as he remembers. He always thought that something was missing, and one day his father has gone ashore for shopping, he receives a call on the radio - from his mother. He decides to find her, without knowing he is up against a powerful force; but he is about to learn more about life.

A former student of visual communication at Denmark's School of Design, Jacobsen graduated in animation from Denmark's National Film School (2006); his graduation movie Having a Brother earned him a Special Mention at the Berlinale, and he has since been attached to Danish production company, Copenhagen Bombay, directing the short Kiwi & Strit.

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