Det Kan Göra Lite Ont (2010-2014)
Marko Svart sparked controversy with his debut short film Det Kan Göra Lite Ont, which he wrote, directed and filmed at the age of 17.
Due to the sensitive topic and graphic “too-real” storytelling of the film, the project was vastly criticized and cancelled numerous times.
Because of this, production took from filming in 2010 until 2014 when it was finally shown to the public for the first time.
mANY AUDIENCE MEMBERS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY AGAINST THE PROJECT, INSTEAD PRAISED sVART FOR HIS WORK AFTER SEEING THE FINAL RESULT.
The story follows a young girl, lured home by an older man who promptly and cleverly pressures her into feeling compassion for his feelings of solitude and understanding for his behaviours as a predator. After constant victimization of himself, the man proceeds to express his attraction to the girl. The situation gets increasingly distressing as forceful pursues of physical contact emerges.
The girl, now understanding the mind of the man, eventually uses her wits to escape.
writer, director, photography, editing
daisy storck & pontus wahlgren
fred nyman, edwin dickson, simon elvås
on-set styling / general assistance
linnea scharp, julia janson
equipment provided by
a two-man project challenging the old friend duo Svart & Sanderfelt to direct, film and act in a full length movie without any outside assistance.
our goal was to tell a story with only one camera, and nothing else.
The film takes the viewer straight into the life of two characters, Marko and Adam, whose ambiguous relationship is shattering due to marko’s heavy depression.
anxiety and paranoia leads marko to believe he is haunted by an unknown, maybe supernatural force, and this obsession is beginning to push adam further away.
script, direction, photography, editing, sound and cc
marko svart & adam sanderfelt
Yomigæri - The river of Tuonela (2021)
Created for the exhbition yomigæri at design march / hönnunarmars 2021.
Rooted in finnish mythology, the film follows a character (inspired by Väinämöinen and Lemminkäinen) on his way to the land of the dead.
By the river, he meets the ferrywoman tuonen tytti (in svart’s version played by kiputyttö, the pain girl), who helps him across the river.
script, direction, photography, editing, sound
väinämöinen played by
Kiputyttö played by