ShortsTV, the global network dedicated to short-form video entertainment, has acquired worldwide exclusive rights to the multi award-winning Norwegian short film The Kicksled Choir – shortlisted for Best Live Action Short at the forthcoming 93rd Academy Awards.
The film, directed by Torfinn Iversen, touches on issues surrounding xenophobia and Europe’s influx of refugees, through the story of 10-year-old Gabriel, who loves to sing and has one desire: to join the local choir. The group rides kicksleds through the snowy landscape of Northern Norway and is known for its kindness towards the village refugees. But Gabriel faces an unexpected hurdle after he witnesses his father’s alarming aggression towards the very people he wants to help.
“We are thrilled to bring another powerful story to global audiences, about one of the poignant issues of our time, told through the medium of short film,” said ShortsTV CEO, Carter Pilcher. “We wish Torfinn Iversen and the team the best of luck on their road to the Oscars and can’t wait to show The Kicksled Choir to our audiences who crave the kind of authentic connection that this short film delivers,” added Pilcher.
“It’s a great pleasure to work with ShortsTV as they are bringing some of the best independent short films out to the world, and on to the big screen,” commented Torfinn Iversen, director of The Kicksled Choir.