The Official Teaser Trailer for the upcoming directorial feature film debut by Danish award-winning filmmaker Jesper Isaksen. Starring Panorama Agency actor, Rudi Køhnke, in the role of “Charly” who descents into hell trying to locate his American girlfriend, Amy, who mysteriously disappeared during their vacation stay at a hotel in Copenhagen. VICTIM OF LOVE had its Danish premiere at the prestigious CPH PIX Film Festival in Nørrebro Copenhagen.
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where are you from and where are you now?
My name is Jesper Isaksen. I’m from Denmark and currently living in Copenhagen from where I conduct most of my film-directing-business. I’m at a stage in my career, where I want to move from short films and music videos to feature films. It’s now happening due to my new dark, gritty, bloody, however beautiful Danish-American horror-thriller, VICTIM OF LOVE, which has been selected by CPH PIX, which is the biggest feature film festival in Denmark. It’s starring insanely talented Danish power-house actor, Rudi Køhnke and a bunch of awesome and talented upcoming actors and actresses.
Tell us about your new Horror Thriller ‘VICTIM OF LOVE’:
VICTIM OF LOVE is my very first feature film, ever! It’s a 95 minute road trip into hell following the main character “Charly” who is looking for his girlfriend, Amy, who mysteriously disappeared when they were vacating at a dodgy hotel in Copenhagen. Three months later Charly has returned to the hotel in order to solve the mystery about her whereabouts. The movie is color graded by Norman Nisbet, who also graded films like The Neon Demon (Refn) and Melancholia (Lars Von Trier). My young director of photography, Mathias Tegtmeier, has delivered the most beautiful pictures for Norman to work with. The sound track has been provided by me dear longtime friend, Søren Haahr and additional music delivered by Julian Winding (The Neon Demon, Too Old To Die Young) and the Danish rockband The Promised. The hard-hitting and crisp sound design has been made by my American sound designer, Peter Seeba.
How was your big premiere at the EMPIRE THEATRE?
My film had its Danish premiere at CPH PIX Saturday the 16th of November at the awesome cinema EMPIRE. Around 200 people attended the screening and it was nothing short of amazing! It’s always nice to see your film on the big screen and having it being shown in front of a big audience.
What plans do you have for the film, distribution etc…?
I’m currently talking to a bunch of distribution companies in Denmark and abroad. I wanna find the best home for my film and I have to choose the right people that will fight for the future of my film and help bring it to the biggest festivals in the world.
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
Dark Beauty is exactly what VICTIM OF LOVE is. It contains many of the same bloody, yet beautiful ingredients that many of the pictures I see on your website and Facebook site. I love the sub-cultural feeling of Dark Beauty as well as I love going to Copenhell in Copenhagen celebrating the beautiful world of heavy metal, subculture, tattoos, mud, dark clothing and pure, raw grittiness!