A short film about geological epochs, kingdoms of life and mass extinctions, Realms voyages through deep time from the primeval ocean to the post-human future.
Patrik Söderlund (Author), Jussi Eerola (Cinematographer), Max Savikangas (Composer), Patrik Söderlund (Director), Jussi Eerola (Editor), Mika Taanila (Editor), Jussi Eerola (Producer), Patrik Söderlund (Script), Olli Huhtanen (Sound Design), Markus Lepistö (3d Animation), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), YLE (Funder), Suomen elokuvasäätiö (Funder), Elokuvayhtiö Testifilmi Oy (Production Company), Markku Pätilä (Set Designer), Jari Hakala (Visual Effects)
Writer and director Patrik Söderlund is the founding member of artist duo IC-98. Realms is his first film. With backgrounds in visual arts and cultural studies, Söderlund’s and Visa Suonpää’s 20- year collaboration as IC-98 has produced artist publications, site and context specific projects and interventions, animated moving image installations and various public commissions. IC-98 received the Finnish State Art Prize in 2009 and represented Finland at the Venice Biennale in 2015 with Abendland (Hours, Years, Aeons), which was picked by Sundance Film Festival in 2016. Their work has been shown extensively at museums, biennials and festivals in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Though their practice is essentially conceptual, ic-98 is best known for animations, which combine classical drawing and digital effects, depicting landscapes shaped by long time durations, natural and human histories and climate. The landscapes are always devoid of humans but completely shaped by their actions.