Selected films made by Itonje Søimer Guttormsen.


Release June 2016 / ANDROPIA
Fiction, 30 min

Awards and nominations
–The Film critics prize, The Norwegian Short film festival 2016
–Amanda award nomination Best short film 2016
–Best Nordic Film, Best Norwegian film Minimalen Short Film Festival 2017
- Silver snake award Best Short Film, Riga International Filmfestival 2017

The roving Gritt (Birgitte Larsen) fights the exhausting battle of establishing her ideas into practice as a autodidact performing artist arriving the capital of the self acclaimed winners of the world lottery. We follow her during her first week in Oslo, and through a philosophical but rather dissociative voice we find a person with a huge gap between her inner and outer world.

Retrett deals with alienation, dignety and courage of dreams, in a poetic and humorous way.

With: Birgitte Larsen, Hanne Skille Reitan, Marte Wexelsen Goksøyr, Marianne Stormoen, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Mattis Hermann Nyquist, Kari Winge, Hege Gabrielsen, Axel Hoffart m.f

Writer, director: Itonje Søimer Guttormsen
Co-writer: Birgitte Larsen
Assistant director: Jannicke Stendal Hansen
Line Producer: Stian Tveiten
Cinematography: Patrik Säfström
Stedicam: Egil Håskjold Larsen
Cam assistant: Patrick Miles Widdop
Sound recordist: Fanny Wadmann
Costume: Wenche Cecilie Luther
Editor: Itonje Søimer Guttormsen
Co-Editor: Vårin Andreasen
Sound designer, composer: Erik Ljunggren
Colorist, online: Sement & Betong v/ Christian Berg-Nilsen

Sponsored by: NFI and Kvinesdal Kommune


Home & Away

Release June 2010/ ANDROPIA
Hybrid, 32 min

A filmatic essay about the gap between the well known and the new.

A young Norwegian is worried. She feels there is something wrong with the Norwegian mentality. As if it’s to narrow, almost suffocating. She longs for more space. She longs for…America. Could it be because she’s from Kvinesdal, a small village where half of the population immigrated back in the 50s and 60s.
Curious and restless, she decides to walk their walk and follow their path – to Brooklyn.

Home & Away is a subjective study of Brooklyn, New York, and a story about being in love with a city witch is not yours.

The film was made with the support of Kvinesdal Kommune, Utsikten Kunstsenter, Vest Agder fylkeskommune & Sparebankstiftelsen 1.

By: Birgitte Larsen & Itonje Søimer Guttormsen
With: Birgitte Larsen, Mattis Herman Nyquist m.f

Den Utvalgte

Release 2008 / Graduate film, The Norwegian Film school
Fiction,  30 min

The newly qualified drama leader Solveig arrives the godforsaken island Nidøy to apply her methods on the native amateur theatre group. What seems to be a manageable task, evolves into a mystic travel in her own self, and reveals some hidden collective structures.

With: Helene Bjørnebye, Even Rasmussen, Janne Starup Bøhnes, Ørland theatre group m.f.
Director, co-writer: Itonje Søimer Guttormsen
Writer: Anette Hind Eliassen
Producer: Gisle Normann Melhus
Cinematography: Martin Jørgensen
Sound design: Rune Baggerud Gunnhild Mathea Olaussen
Edit: Astrid Skumsrud Johanssen
Composer: Lars Horntveth

Music recorded by Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

Det Frie Mennesket

Release 2007 / The Norwegian film school
Hybrid film, 25 min

A woman walks south. On her way she tries to make contact and sense.

4 people, 7 days, a crisis and a van made this hybrid film possible, in addition to the great people we met on our way from Oslo to Kungsbacka (Sweden).

With: Synnøve B. Brøgger, people and animals along the way.
Writer, director, editor, producer, composer: Itonje Søimer Guttormsen
Cinematography: Ingri Fjestad
Sound recorder & design: Fredric Vogel 


Release 2007 / The Norwegian Filmschool
Commercial, 1,5 min


With: Christian Rubeck
Writer, director: Itonje Søimer Guttormsen
Cinematographer: Janne Lindgren
Editor: Astrid Skumsrud Johansen
Sound design: Frederick Vogel
Producer: Gilse Nordman Melhus
Production design: Gunnhild Mathea Olaussen