Finding Home

Finding Home

When the musk-ox calf Musky is stolen away from home, he is forced out on a dangerous journey, teaching him about his inner strength and that home is where the heart is.

Musk calf Musky lives a comfortable life in the beautiful landscapes of Greenland. Unlike other calves, Musky is not obsessing about being the strongest, or becoming the leader of the herd one day. He is more concerned with watching a leaf in the wind, or a bumblebee dancing across a field of flowers. Life is good as long as he has his parents and the flock. One night, everything changes. In a horrific chaos of noise and violence, the youngsters are stolen away, and sent to the mountains in Norway. Musky wakes up all alone in the new country, and desperately sets out on a journey to find his way home. During his journey, Musky will change from being the observer, to the one who acts. From the one without friends to being the best friend one can have. From follower to natural leader. Through dramatic events, love, humour, and action he will find out that he has no parents, and he will never get back to Greenland. But Musky also realises that home is where heart and friendships’ li

Director’s statement
In Finding Home I get to combine some of my greatest passions life; animation, wildlife, environmental awareness and human compassion.

It’s important for me to tell stories that trigger us to evaluate the world and how we relate to it. This is a dramatic story based on true events and reminds us, not only of human interference with nature, but pinpoint some challenges our nature and wildlife are facing today. It is also a story about the hardship we face when we lose everything, and are forced to find a new role, and a new place to call home.

To bring out the heart and nature of this film, the artwork and the music is key. Even though we explore the mix of 3D and 2D for this project, the main idea is an overall digitally painted look, to create a rough expression to complement the harsh environment our characters live in, making the animals feel real, and bring us closer to nature.

Finding Home will hit you right in the heart, and never let you forget it.

Country of production

Norway

Target audience

Family, 8+

Animation technique

2D (vector based), 3D (CGI)

Production company

Trollfilm

Estimated budget

5 000 000 EUR

Funding secured

17 000 EUR - East Norwegian Film Center, Filminvest Norway.

Stage of the project

script development (existing treatment)

Looking for

Co-producer, distributor, broadcaster, international sales

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CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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