In January 2017, I was asked by Frederik Cilius to do two very last minute string arrangements for a scene in Mads Brügger’s film, The Saint Bernard Syndicate (2018).
Mads Brügger is renowned for mixing journalism, satire and staging in his film work and The Saint Bernard Syndicate is a mix of staged scenes and improvised real-life situations filmed undercover on location in China.
My two arrangements were performed as background reception music on location by a local Chinese string quartet during a very short scene with the two main characters, performed by actors Frederik Cilius and Rasmus Bruun, and local Chinese business men.
At the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, The Saint Bernard Syndicate received two awards:
- Best Actor, International Narrative Competition (Rasmus Bruun)
- Best Screenplay, International Narrative Competition (Lærke Sanderhoff)