The Middle Man

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2019-2021 | Black Comedy | Canada, Denmark, Germany, Norway

    Brief synopsis

    The social fabric of Karmack is disintegrating as unusual accidents befall it’s residents, leading to the newly created position of a ‘middle man’ whose sole job is to inform the next-of-kin after another unfortunate incident. Frank Farrelli takes the job on with gusto, becoming the town’s beacon of bad news. With a new job and a budding romance, Frank uses his new position to call in a favour that ends in an absurd but potentially tragic murder.
    (https://www.thefilmfarm.ca/the-middle-man)

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Pål Sverre HagenFrank [L]
    Tuva NovotnyBlenda [L]
    Nina Andresen-BorudFrank's Mother [L]
    Trond Fausa AurvågBob Spencer [L]
    Aksel HennieArthur Clintstone [L]
    Don McKellarDoctor [GS]
    Rossif SutherlandSteve Miller [GS]
    Paul GrossSherriff [GS]
    Kenneth WelshMartin Miller [SR]
    Nicolas BroPastor [SR]
    Sheila McCarthyMrs. Stout [SR]
    Josiane McCartneyVeronica Mills [SR]
    Daniel DrewesMr. Mills [SR]
    Quatis TarkingtonHospital Doctor [SR]
    Christopher BuchholzMr. Perkins [SR]
    Anna-Sophia LumpeNurse 2 [SR]
    Jannike SchubertMrs. Perkins [SR]
    Bill LakeMr. Stout [SR]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Production accountantAnnett Förtsch
    Production accountantLies Schumandl
    Post production supervisorKristina Soell
    Post production coordinatorJulia Brachert
    ColoristSeverin Schultze
    Dailies Colorist | German Unit
    Dailies Colorist | German Unit
    ColoristSebastian Göhs
    Director of photographyJohn Christian Roselund
    1st assistant cameraSabine Rösing
    Alexa LF/OG, Germany
    Alexa LF/OG, Germany
    2nd assistant cameraRuben Thöndel
    A-Cam Alexa LF
    A-Cam Alexa LF
    DIT digital imaging technicianSeverin Schultze
    Alexa LF OG | Lab On Set | German Unit
    Alexa LF OG | Lab On Set | German Unit
    Video assist/playback operatorLukas Kleimt
    Casting directorSusanne Ritter
    Casting Germany
    Casting Germany
    Costume designerAmanda Lee Street
    Assistant costume designerLea Haueisen
    german part
    german part
    WardrobeLena Schwingenheuer
    Cast Germany
    Cast Germany
    Additional wardrobeMaria-F. Jacob
    DirectorBent Hamer
    1st AD (local system)Catho Bach Christensen
    2nd AD crowd (local system)Stella Thiele
    Script continuityNina Schindler
    EditorAnders Refn
    Key gripNikita Romanov
    Germany
    Germany
    GripVivian Andres
    GripIrman Thiessen
    Crane operatorStefan Hase
    Hof 16
    Hof 16
    GafferCatalin Calin
    Best boyStefan Schauerte
    Lighting technician / electricianMartin Walocha
    Lighting technician / electricianFrank Theisejans
    Zusatzbeleuchter 1 Tag NRW
    Zusatzbeleuchter 1 Tag NRW
    Additional electricianChris Mueller [1]
    Lighting assistantManuel Schildknecht
    Makeup artist / hair stylistJohannes Schmager
    Makeup artist / hair stylistLinda Knapp
    Unit Germany
    Unit Germany
    ComposerJonathan Goldsmith
    ProducerBent Hamer
    Co-producerReinhard Brundig
    Co-producerNina Frese
    Production designerDiana Magnus
    Art directorAnja Fromm
    Assistant art directorTine Stahl
    Set decoratorHeike Steen
    USA
    USA
    Prop masterStefanie Rasenberger
    Standby propsUlrike Gojowczyk
    Set dresserSusanne Hartmann
    Set dresserFlorian Braamt
    Set dresserMikael Riou
    German part
    German part
    Set dresserAnne Schiek
    Set dresserMatthias Lerch
    Set decoration buyerDominik Benninghaus
    Assistant to propmaster /- buyerStefanie Kammer
    Assistant stand by propsDaniel Peeck
    Assistant set decoratorBarbara Hartwich
    Location scoutRüdiger Jordan
    NRW
    NRW
    Location scoutDorothee Leuck
    NRW
    NRW
    Scenic painterAchim Reimann
    Headpainter/German Pert
    Headpainter/German Pert
    Scenic painterYolanda Palazuelo
    Graphic artistCosima Caspelherr
    Graphic artistUlrike Veit
    setdec nrw
    setdec nrw
    Property driverJulian Sittler
    Property driverBastian Müller-Nagell
    Set decoration driverJan Grothaus
    Zusatz
    Zusatz
    Line producerCatho Bach Christensen
    Production managerKlaus Sungen
    CalculationKatja Christochowitz
    Budgeting German Part
    Budgeting German Part
    Production coordinatorJulia Brachert
    Assistant production managerDaniela Radics
    german part
    german part
    Unit managerRené von Bodisco
    2nd AD, Dreh Duisburg, Köln, Frechen, T
    2nd AD, Dreh Duisburg, Köln, Frechen, T
    Location manager (local system)Lisa Niederauer
    Set manager/ floor managerStefan Knäpper
    Für den Deutschen Drehteil
    Für den Deutschen Drehteil
    Production assistantLara Paukstadt
    Set runnerAsadeh Khakban
    Production driverThomas Menge
    Production driverThomas M. F. Menge
    Production driverWinfried Engel
    ScreenwriterBent Hamer
    Literary sourceLars Saabye Christensen
    novel
    novel
    Script translatorCorinne Le Hong
    Screenplay ENG > DEU
    Screenplay ENG > DEU
    Production sound mixerJörg Kidrowski
    Germany
    Germany
    Boom operatorRoman Höffgen
    Germany
    Germany
    Special effects supervisorMarkus Geiger
    Regen Duisburg
    Regen Duisburg

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Bulbul Film [no]
    The Film Farm [ca]
    coproduction
    coproduction
    Pandora Film GmbH & Co. Filmproduktions- und Vertriebs KG
    coproduction
    coproduction
    Profile Pictures [dk]
    coproduction
    coproduction
    Bord Cadre Films Sàrl [ch]
    in association with
    in association with
    Sovereign Films [uk]
    in association with
    in association with
    ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen [de]
    participation
    participation
    Arte [de/fr]
    participation
    participation

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    The Match Factory GmbH [de]
    International Sales
    International Sales
    Norsk Film A/S [no]
    Norway (theatrical)
    Norway (theatrical)
    Pandora Film Medien GmbH [de]

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Cameras and UtilitiesLabOnSet
    Lab On Set
    Lab On Set
    GripGrip & More
    Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
    Production ServicesJOLA-Rent
    Magamo, Schauspieleraufenthalt
    Magamo, Schauspieleraufenthalt
    Production ServicesOnkel Toms Hütte
    in Deutschland
    in Deutschland
    Production Servicesplan-b-services
    various cleanings
    various cleanings
    ScriptDubdolls
    Screenplay Translation ENG - DEU
    Screenplay Translation ENG - DEU
    PropsFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbH
    Alle Bereiche Köln
    Alle Bereiche Köln
    PropsGRAFIKWERK
    Digitaldruck
    Digitaldruck
    PropsHerz Medicalgroup
    Medizinische Requisiten
    Medizinische Requisiten
    Special EffectsMarkus Geiger Spezialeffekttechnik
    Regen Duisburg
    Regen Duisburg
    Vehicles and aircraftsMannis-Garage
    Spielfahrzeuge inklusive Setbetreuung
    Spielfahrzeuge inklusive Setbetreuung
    Vehicles and aircraftsSetlounge GmbH
    Shuttle Service
    Shuttle Service
    Film Processing/Transferswefadetogrey GmbH

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Bent Hamer2021Film Festival Cologne [de]NRW FilmpreisNominated
    Bent Hamer2021Nordic Film Days [de]FeatureNominated

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2021CanadaTIFF - Toronto International Film FestivalSpecial Presentation

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseNorwayFriday, 17/09/2021
    PremiereSunday, 12/09/2021TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival [ca]