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Aleksander L. Nordaas
Aleksander L. Nordaas in the "Made in Mosjøen" webseries
Aleksander Leines Nordaas

(1982-11-21) 21 November 1982 (age 41)
Mosjøen, Norway
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter

Aleksander Leines Nordaas (born 21 November 1982, in Mosjøen) is a Norwegian screenwriter and film director, and is a co-owner of the Norwegian production company Yesbox Productions.[1] Nordaas is also a published author and an exhibited photographer and digital artist.


  • 2005: Sirkel (feature film – scriptwriter, director, DOP, editor). Norway's first no-budget feature. Won the Audience Award at Bergen internasjonale filmfestival in 2005.[2]
  • 2007: Takk skal du ha (webseries – director, co-script, DOP, editor)
  • 2008: In Chambers (short film – scriptwriter, director, editor). Awarded "Best Short Film" at WT Os internasjonale filmfestival 2008.[3] and Best Norwegian and Beste Nordic short film at Minimalen in 2009.[4] The full-length short film is available online.[5]
  • 2012: Thale (feature film – scriptwriter, director, DOP, editor, set designer).[6][7] Reviewed by Empire as "Beautifully enigmatic and eerie"[8] and Ain't It Cool News as "A truly unique and amazing film."[9] Thale was sold to 50+ countries and screened at a numerous festivals, including Toronto International Film Festival.[10] Thale won the Audience Award at Fantasporto,[11] Best Film at Méliès d'Argent / Espoo Ciné[12] and Best Script at International Film Awards Berlin.[citation needed]
  • 2012: Mister Mushy (animated short film – scriptwriter, director, editor).[13][14] Sold to the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.
  • 2012: Kind of Fishy (animated short film/aquarium – concept, director)[15] Kind of Fishy won the FineArt's Award for Best Exhibit at Galleria Art Festival 2012.
  • 2013: Mushroom Monster (animated short film – scriptwriter, director, editor) Screened at a numerous children film's festival, including Cinekid and TIFF Kids. International sales agent: SND Films.
  • 2014: The Strolltroll (animated short film – scriptwriter, director, editor) Sold to the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. The short film wrapped up the NRK Christmas Morning Special in 2016.
  • 2015: Made in Mosjøen (webseries – producer, scriptwriter, director, editor, sound designer, set designer). 8 award wins. Nominated for The Webby Awards, The Streamy Awards and The Lovie Awards – as well 32 other nominations. Screened at 26 festival. Covered by e.g. Empire, ScreenDaily and Rue Morgue. Reviews: Empire: "A bizarre, Lynchian webseries". Ain't It Cool News: "Simply brilliant.". NRK P1: "Norway's Twin Peaks". Dirge Magazine: "So unique and genuinely funny."
  • 2016: The Dog (short film – co-scriptwriter, co-director, editor). Screened at Fantastic Fest,[16] TIFF,[17] Grimstad. (April 2017: currently touring festivals)
  • 2017: Baahdy & Birdy (animated short film – scriptwriter, director). Premiered at Verdens Beste in Tromsø. (April 2017: currently touring festivals).

Published books and apps[edit]

  • 2009: Kadaver (novel) (Novel)
  • 2012: Kind of Fishy (app) App made by driftwood. Reviews: 148apps: "Incredibly unique and pretty awesome to look at." Fun Educational Apps: "This app is simply beautiful. I can honestly say that I've never reviewed anything like Kind of Fishy"" – *TOP PICK*
  • 2016: The Strolltroll (Children's book) 1. print self-published after a successful crowdfunding-kampanje. The book was chosen as a Project We Love and Project of the Day. Also published in Norwegian (Rallskanken)
  • 2017: Mister Mushy (Children's book and app) 1. print self-published after a successful crowdfunding-campaign. The book was chosen as a Project We Love by Kickstarter. Also published in Norwegian (Mister Mjukis).

Photography and Digital Art[edit]

  • Showcase
  • Awards: Best Exhibition (Kind of Fishy), Galleria Art Festival 2012.

Representation (film)[edit]

  • Circle of Confusion


  1. ^ "Aleksander L. Nordaas official site". Aleksandernordaas.com.
  2. ^ Sirkel: Bergen International Film Festival – Awards Archived 21 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ In Chambers: WT Os International Film Festival – Winners announced![permanent dead link]
  4. ^ In Chambers: Minimalen 2009 – Awards[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ In Chambers: Screen the film
  6. ^ Thale: Official site Archived 28 June 2019 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Thale: Twitch Film – Article
  8. ^ "Review: Thale". Empire. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Review: Thale". Ain't It Cool News. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Festival screening: Thale". Toronto International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 9 January 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Fantasporto". fantasporto.com. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  12. ^ Interactive, E-turundusagentuur ADM. "Feature Film Méliès d'Argent Winners | Méliès Competition | European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation". www.melies.org. Archived from the original on 27 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  13. ^ Mister Mushy: NRK
  14. ^ Mister Mushy: Twitch Film
  15. ^ Kind of Fishy
  16. ^ "THE DOG | Fantastic Fest". Fantastic Fest. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  17. ^ "HUNDEN". Tromsø International Film Festival (in Norwegian Bokmål). Archived from the original on 27 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017.

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