Short Films Matter Logo
Search

Say Hi

An offbeat original comedy.
4/5

Review

Martin Sofiedal’s 4-minute satire short film ‘Say Hi’ shines bright with its original narrative, gorgeous setting and farcical characters. Written and directed by Sofiedal, the Norwegian short features an ensemble cast of Eirik Hallert (Mikkel), Karoline Bentzen (Stine), Anders Kristiansen (Thomas) and Maiken Schjøll Frisch (Agnette).

The comedy opens as 4 friends socialise in a park, but normality turns upside down when Mikkel refuses to greet an absent friend (Jesper) – who has passed on his regards. Tension swiftly rises as the others demand his greeting, much to Mikkel’s opposition. The narrative progresses in its outlandish nature when a red dot from a sniper is positioned on Mikkel’s forehead. Mikkel receives a government phone-call requesting he respond to the greeting (as law permits) because it’s Norwegian courtesy to do so.

‘Say Hi’ succeeds in its unusual, offbeat narrative alone. Ingenuity is scarce within fiction and we applaud Sofiedal’s fresh story-telling – albeit farcical. The cinematography (Øyvind Svanes Lunde) aids the narrative with intense close-ups that equally showcase a professional finish. A Norwegian language film with praiseworthy performances by its cast. Martin Sofiedal is a filmmaker to keep-an-eye out for; a talent unafraid to explore new concepts. This short film is highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

Norwegians take greeting very seriously. This is what happens when you don’t…
Say Hi Short Film e1651757207690

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Credits

Director(s): Martin Sofiedal
Writer(s): Martin Sofiedal
Cast: Anders Kristiansen, Eirik Hallert, Karoline Bentzen, Maiken Schjøll Frisch
Producer(s): Martin Sofiedal
Director of Photography: Øyvind Svanes Lunde
Animation (if applicable):

Specifications

Genre:
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 4 min

Recommended

Recommended

Say Hi

An offbeat original comedy.
4/5

Review

Martin Sofiedal’s 4-minute satire short film ‘Say Hi’ shines bright with its original narrative, gorgeous setting and farcical characters. Written and directed by Sofiedal, the Norwegian short features an ensemble cast of Eirik Hallert (Mikkel), Karoline Bentzen (Stine), Anders Kristiansen (Thomas) and Maiken Schjøll Frisch (Agnette).

The comedy opens as 4 friends socialise in a park, but normality turns upside down when Mikkel refuses to greet an absent friend (Jesper) – who has passed on his regards. Tension swiftly rises as the others demand his greeting, much to Mikkel’s opposition. The narrative progresses in its outlandish nature when a red dot from a sniper is positioned on Mikkel’s forehead. Mikkel receives a government phone-call requesting he respond to the greeting (as law permits) because it’s Norwegian courtesy to do so.

‘Say Hi’ succeeds in its unusual, offbeat narrative alone. Ingenuity is scarce within fiction and we applaud Sofiedal’s fresh story-telling – albeit farcical. The cinematography (Øyvind Svanes Lunde) aids the narrative with intense close-ups that equally showcase a professional finish. A Norwegian language film with praiseworthy performances by its cast. Martin Sofiedal is a filmmaker to keep-an-eye out for; a talent unafraid to explore new concepts. This short film is highly recommended.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Norwegians take greeting very seriously. This is what happens when you don’t…
Say Hi Short Film e1651757207690

Credits

Director(s): Martin Sofiedal
Writer(s): Martin Sofiedal
Cast: Anders Kristiansen, Eirik Hallert, Karoline Bentzen, Maiken Schjøll Frisch
Producer(s): Martin Sofiedal
Director of Photography: Øyvind Svanes Lunde
Animation:

Specifcations

Genre:
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 4 min
Search
Short Films Matter - Short of the Year
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

You’re voting for

Say Hi
By voting, I confirm and verify my vote for the selected short film. Please note: All votes submitted are subject to IP and device verification to prevent duplicate voting. Repeated votes from the same IP/device will not be counted. Read more about the contest.
Short Films Matter - Short of the Year

Your vote for

Say Hi

has been received.