Director Jimmy Olsson’s ALIVE highlights the basic human need of intimacy. This topical live-action short film premiered at Cleveland International Film Festival and went on to win the Best Short Film award at Huesca, the Best Actress Award at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia and many more.
Stuck in a wheelchair and suffering from brain damage, Victoria yearns for intimacy. Her caregiver, Ida, tries to help by creating her a Tinder profile but finds the outcome both frightening and unpredictable.
After attending film school director Jimmy Olsson began his career in 2005, he then worked for several years in the commercial industry and released his first professional short film Repressed (Förträngd) in 2011, which won several awards at high profile international film festivals. His recent film 2nd Class highlighting the topic of racism traveled all over the world claiming numerous awards. In the future, Jimmy would like to tell heartwarming moving stories and create art house films for a broader audience. His filmography includes Alive, Whatever Happened to Ms Longstocking, 2nd Class, Palmegruppen tar långlunch, Void, Cesar, In Your Interest and Repressed.
Eva Johansson stars as Victoria, her work includes starring in films such as The Greatest and June, directed by Fijona Jonuzi for Plattform Produktion, Swedish Candy, Some Violence and a Bit if Cat, directed by Ester Martin Bergsmark for Garagefilm and Hot Chicks, directed by Ninja Thyberg for Silverosa Film.
Just some of the high profile international festivals ALIVE has been selected for include Göteborg International Film Festival, Brooklyn film festival, Edmonton international film festival, San Jose International Short Film Festival, San Jose International Short Film Festival and Göteborg International Film Festival.
Alive will be screening at Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival (November 11th-22nd), POFF Shorts (November 17th-25th) and Bogo Shorts (December 8th-15th).