Valpen / The puppy


WINNER Best Short Film Fiction LaMatatena International Children’s
Film Festival, Mexico City 2019

WINNER Best Short Film – TIFF Junior, Tromsø, 2019

Siblings Perle and Henrik, both eight years old, try to buy a puppy
in their local pet shop, but get rejected by the mean shopkeeper
who says he can’t sell animals to children.

Heartbroken but not defeated, the kids come up with an audacious
plan to bring the puppy home. A plan that doesn’t involve any adults!

Starring :

Hedvig S. Tørneng – Perle
Adam Ekeli – Henrik
Øystein Martinsen – Shopkeeper
Kathrine Jünger Ims – Mummy
Thomas Aske Berg
– Daddy

Written / Directed / Produced by Kristian B. Walters
Cinematography – Nils Petter Devold Midtun
First AC / Camera rental – Mikkel B. Munkvold
Editor – Frank T. Shortt
Music – Pete Swift
Sound design – Thomas Poole Kerr
Assistant to director – Sham Jaff
Production coordinator – Kaisa Dahl
Boom operator – Lasse Drabløs
Set dresser / puppy wrangler – Christine Liv J. Madland
Stills – Marius H. Vervik
PA / Driver – Thomas Bolme
Titles – Carl Pharot

Produced by Walters Film AS
with support from Filmkraft Filmsenteret i Rogaland
Kulturrådet Fond for lyd og bilde

Filmed on location in Stavanger, Norway

All content © Kristian B. Walters