«Six degrees of separation» is the theory of how everybody is connected, in six steps or less. Where can a journey through the six degrees take you, if you let random encounters decide your path?
This observing documentary puts the theory to the test, and brings you along on a journey through the States like you have never experienced before.
The filmmakers hit the American highway with the idea of a documentary where the camera itself does the travelling, not a host or a main character. We follow one character until they cross paths with a new character, and in this way the film travels from New York in the east to Los Angeles in the west, via the swampland in the south. We get a unique peek into American culture and working class, with a intimate and sensitive approach, covered with the everyday philosophy: who are all the people surrounding us, and where can a random encounter lead us?
Six Degrees premiered at Tromsø International Film Festival, and won awards for Best Nordic Short Documentary and Best Cinematography at Nordic/Docs 2015.
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Directed by Trond Kvig Andreassen
Cinematography by Audun Fjeldheim
Produced by Lillehammer University College
Sound mix by Bjarne Dankel d.y. & Olav Friisberg Larssen
Original music by Gisle Kverndokk
Music by Psyence Fiction & 1-2-6
Shot on Black Magic Cinema Camera with Canon lenses. Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro.