An Oscar-Nominated Short Film About Life, Death and Karaoke

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The Intuitive Edge Podcast – “Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today; it has to be now. It’s a question of life, death and karaoke.” Host Victoria lynn Weston talks with Oscar winner and recently Oscar nominated director, screenwriter Martin Strange-Hansen’s  film short, ON MY MIND.

When a man walks into a bar near the start of “On My Mind,” was shot in Denmark during a period of heavy coronavirus restrictions, the film mixes memoir and fiction and is OSCAR nominated, in the Best Short Film (Live Action) category, for 2022 Academy Awards.

Martin tells a story about a man who is desperate to sing his wife a song whatever it takes. The film,“On My Mind” is based on a very personal experience of loss and final goodbyes. “The film is inspired by the director’s experience of losing his daughter. In situations like these singing a song in a sleepy bar, suddenly feels so important and meaningful, because it connects you to the life you’ve shared with the one you have to let go.

Martin shares his personal story of losing his daughter and the inspiration behind his film.

Episode #168. (31:57)

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  • Martin Strange-Hansen: IMDB
  • ON MY MIND: IMDB

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The Director Martin Strange-Hansen Shares: “ I’m deeply humbled and excited. “On my mind” is based on a very personal experience of loss and final goodbyes. I’ve tried to use my own story to touch on a basic element of human existence, in a way that resonates well with the audience. If the nomination means “On my mind” has touched the hearts of the members of the Academy I guess we succeeded. Thank you -I feel like karaokeing all night.”

Student Academy Award® and Academy Award® winner Martin Strange-Hansen’s ON MY MIND shares a story about a man who is desperate to sing his wife a song whatever it takes. This live action short film was Produced by double Academy Award® Winner Kim Magnusson and has just been announced that it has been nominated for an OSCAR®.

The film is inspired by the director’s experience of losing his daughter. In situations like these singing a song in a sleepy bar, suddenly feels so important and meaningful, because it connects you to the life you’ve shared with the one you have to let go.

Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today; it has to be now. It’s a question of life, death and karaoke.

Writer/Director Martin Strange-Hansen graduated from the Danish Filmschool in 2001, with his Student Academy Award® winning graduation film FEEDING DESIRE. His next short film THIS CHARMING MAN won an OSCAR® in the Short Live Action category in 2003. He is the creator of the first Danish webisode in 2008 the Webby Awards-Honoree PINLY & FLAU. Martin Strange-Hansen gained a nomination nod at The Danish Film Awards (Robert) for his previous short film JENSEN LIVES HERE. He is a member of AMPAS® as well as The Danish Filmacademy. Besides writing and directing his own projects Martin Strange-Hansen recently has started script writing for fellow directors, including the actual events inspired drama (Synkefri) SUNKEN HEARTS, currently in development with Swulli Film, Aarhus.



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