Granny’s Dancing on the Table


Eini escapes Karl and Eini Animation Granny Blanca Engström som Eini foto Joakim Eriksson

Additional Film Info

Original title: Granny's Dancing on the Table
Date of completion: September 2015
Duration : 89 mins
Country of production: Sweden
Language: Swedish
Subtitles : English, Spanish
Production company: Nordic Factory Film

Synopsis & Trailer

Eini is 13 years old. She grows up isolated from society with her violent father, a man afraid of the world, who keeps Eini very close. He does everything he can to make her believe that the world outside and the people out there are evil, and that all that has to do with sexuality and adulthood is dangerous. The brutality that Eini is exposed to pushes her to almost lose her sense of self. But through her contact with the force of nature, and by using her invincible fantasy, Eini is capable to create a world within, from which she can draw the strength to survive. The story of Eini’s grandmother is told through animated sequences, the animated dolls providing a means to further explore fantasy and violence, onveying a state of the real and the imaginary, of the past and the present interlocked.

Director Hanna SköldGranny’s Dancing on the Table is Hanna Sköld’s second feature film. Her recent short Lady Crush had its world premiere in 2011 at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Sköld started her work with audience participation during the online distribution of her first feature film Nasty Old People in 2009. The film was spread online in Hanna Sköld writer and director
113 countries, and the audience participated in the distribution through translation of the subtitles, organizing screenings, and donating money to the film. She has a Masters Degree in film from Valand Academy Film in Gothenburg. Hanna Sköld is exploring new ways to create, finance and distribute her films through interaction with her audience, using transmedia and crowdfunding. With the Granny’s Dancing on the Table project she won the ARTE Power to the Pixel Pitch Prize in London 2010, MEDEA’s Co-Production Prize in Sweden and MEDIA’s European Talent Prize for Best Script in Cannes, both in 2011.



Directors, Producers and Crew

Directed By Hanna Sköld
Screenplay Hanna Sköld
Blanca Engström - Eini
Lennart Jähkel - The Father
Karin Bertling -Granny
Briten Granqvist -Lucia

Helene Granqvist - Producer
Valeria Richter - Co-Producer
Klara Björk Associate Producer
Music By Giorgio Giampà
Cinematography By Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Film Editing By Patrik Forsell
Production Design By Åsa Lieberath
Set Decoration By Elin Bergman, Anette Färdig
Costume Design By Åsa Lieberath

Makeup Department - Ibiza Bäckström
Makeup Artist - Inger Forsberg
Rebecca Bergman - Production Manager
Corinne Johansson - Production Manager
Lina Linde - First Assistant Director
Vanja Sandell Billström - First Assistant Director
Erika Von Weissenberg - Set Designer
Brian Dyrby - Sound Editor
Emil Hemström - Boom Operator
Thomas Jæger - Sound Designer / Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dong-Han Kim - Sound Effects Editor
Julien Naudin - Foley Artist
Arthur Rollet - Foley Recordist
Kristoffer Salting - Sound Re-Recording Mixer / Sounddesign
Martin Sandström - Sound Mixer / Sound Recordist
Gustav Uddgård - Boom Operator
Special Effects By Daniel Svensson -
Kimmo Rajala - Stunt Coordinator
Camera And Electrical Department
Thomas Brundenius - Lighting Technician
Joakim Eriksson - Dit / Still Photographer
Tobias Henriksson - Gaffer
Johnny Isaksson - First Assistant Camera
Allie Karlsson - Dit
Janne Kokki - Gaffer
Erik Lindeberg - Assistant Camera
Aurelio Mastaglio - Assistant Camera
Christopher Norin - Lighting Technician
David Odstad - Lighting Technician
Malvina Olsson Wikdahl - Lightning Assistant
Hanna Sköld - Background Designer / Key Animator
Daniel Svensson - Animator / Background Designer / Character Designer
Anna Wolanska - Background Designer
Costume And Wardrobe Department
Åsa Lieberath - Key Costumer
Anna Wolanska - Set Costumer
Johan Eklund - Colorist / Post-Production Coordinator
Gabriele Campagna - Midi Programming / Musician / Orchestrator
Mario Caporilli - Musician
Giovanni Di Cosimo - Musician
Giovanni Guardi - Executive Music Production
Enrico Guarino - Musician
Puccio Panettieri - Musician
Camilla Enquist - Production Coordinator
Louise Eriksson - Production Assistant
Sara From - Production Assistant
Kirsten Harder - Script Consultant
Allie Karlsson - Production Assistant
Jannica Levin - Production Assistant
Linus Lindgren - Production Assistant
Eifra Santesson - Production Coordinator
Sara Wikström - Production Assistant
Wallentin Östensson - Production Assistant


Toronto International Film Festival - World Premiere
San Sebastian Film Festival (New Directors) - European Premiere