Mona J. Hoel wrote the manuscript for the feature film NIGHT filmed in June of the same year with Guri Glans, Henrik Rafaelsen and Jørgen Langhelle in the lead role. The film is about neurologist and mother-in-law Emma who suddenly gets a message that turns her life on her head. We follow her in the quest to stop her ex-husband from taking over responsibility for the children. The film is in edit aiming for a premiere at the Oslo Pix. If we don’t make the deadline we’ll screen ‘work in progress’.
The short film “One last try’ beautifully interpreted by actress Kjersti Holmen is now available on the Norwegian library platform FILMBIB. The film was nominated for the short film price at the Grimstad shortfilmfestival June 2018, where it participated in the competition.
Our two documentary projects “Haydn stuck on my mind” and “The real time music tale” are in the pre production, getting ready for distribution.
2012 Freedom from fear has now completed the documentary film NORWAY LONG for Norway’s Sports Federation sold and shown at NRK.
Mona J. Hoel followed Per Christian Brunsvik, paralized from hip and down after a Freestyle accident, and Steinar Andreassen Jensen, born with Cerabral Parese, Arne Fagerlie, Stig Andreassen and Rita Andersen on handbikes from Lindesnes to Nordkapp. The journey started 24 / 4-2011 and ended as planned 30/6. The music is by Mari Boine, and Mona J. Hoel has had photo and sound.
After her stay in Sunnås rehab clinic, Mona J. Hoel has had his own perspective on being handicapped and is currently working on the second documentary for the Sunnå Foundation. One is a documentation of a stay at Hurdal where patients learn to drive sitski. It is on youtube; http://youtu.be/JyRQuQa4zAg
We are now on target with PUSTEROM, a documentary about the art project at Sunnås Hospital, initiated by their employees painter and ceramist Ellen Frøysa.
Mona J. Hoel is currently developing her series “The ten forced commandments.”
In the movies, Mona J. Hoel exposes each of the ten archetypes that have a great recognition factor in all of us, because one of the ten Lutheran commandments turned upside-down. She wants to prove that the commandments influence us the way bad upbringing does, make the individual deprive responsibility for their own actions, and almost encourages them to oppose to them.
The Iron horse has been in storage since March 2008 and has now recovered. We’ve just about to pick it back up and make sure it finds it s audience within the next three years.
“Cabin fever” and screenwriter and director Mona J. Hoel was invited to the prestigious Polish festival in the beautiful Kazimierz village 2012, along with the guest of honour Zbigniew Zamachowski. “Cabin fever” was screened after the Dardenne brothers new film “The red bike”. Zbigniew Zamachowski played in Kieslowski his movie WHITE, and played the husband of LIV, in Mona J. Hoel’s dogma No. 19, beautifully interpreted by Gørild Mauseth. Kari Simonsen who played the mother of Life, harvested ÆresAmanda for his role, Svein Scharrffenberg received Amanda for best male lead role as the alcoholic dad.
In addition, Bjarte Hjelpemland, Geir Kvarme, Turid Gunnes, Benedikte Lindbeck, Jerzy Novak, Wiesvava Mazurkiewich, were included in the cast.
Mona J. Hoel has made a series of exciting short films. Including the music video VUOLLGE MU MILEDE BASSIVARRAI / BECOME ME TO THE HELLIGE FJELL, BY MARI BOINE; http://youtu.be/umNEnyxxFxE
Now the two teams have another music film together for the song VUOI VUOI MU by Mari Boine; http://youtu.be/L3qLgf8AQoI
Mona and Mari started their collaboration in 1991 when Mari Boine made one of the music tracks in the award-winning documentary SKJÖNHETEN OR UDYRET, depicting forest work with horse against today’s mechanical operations with Tor Anders and Dag Tore Syvertsen from Flisa, who still thrive with a case and drive thrown out with horse. Arvo Pärt and Manfred Eicher gave after watching the film, the company uses Tabula Rasa composer at a cheap money since the film is a low-budget production.
In 1998, Mona J. Hoel was invited by Ernst Billgren to participate in one of his fun projects “The Art of Exposing a Film Recording” an exhibition in his direction presented by Jan Blomgren at Färgfabriken Stockholm. Ernst Billgren wrote scripts and iinvited film teams in to film his shortfilms in his art installation. The different props were painted onto the walls and each of the ten directors made their short films. Mona J Hoel’s movie had the title KITCHEN and featured Pernilla August, Johan Rabeaus and Peter Whalbeck.
Occasionally, they had 100 audiences sitting on chairs like in a large art museum and watched while they were recording and editing the movie. It was a wonderful experiment and became a movie full of power and energy.
Mona J. Hoel has always been concerned with everyday heroes and being a fellow human being. In the fall of 2009, she went into dialogue with Elsa Lystad and together they developed a project still in the casting “SO YOU BELIEVED I WAS TO DIE YOU”, a kind of testament of two life’s living women with strong stories, taken up in a black box. Now, lately, there has been a great deal of disease after a floppy bite and neuropathy in the central nervous system that beat Mona J. Hoel all the way back, but she is back, has all the feeling lost in her legs, and now she pumps her life back into the project. Currently taking extraordinary footage needed to make this a popular movie document and a theater show.