Imagine a punk band from
Kjøllefjord playing in the "Santa House" in Mehamn, or a rock duo
equipped with a full festival backline playing in the middle of
Sennalandet - this is the essence of Bukta Sessions. Directed by Carl
Christian Lein Størmer, the documentary features a series of live music videos
with artists from all over the Northern region.
Publisert 29.11.2021 — Hanna Hjelmeland
Eight different artists, from eight different parts
of the region, with different starting points, dreams and goals. But they all
share a love for music and its power of expression. The stories told are
enforced by cinematic effects, unique locations and conversations with the
people surrounding the musicians.
Initated by local music festival "Bukta"
and directed by Carl Christian Lein Størmer, the project first started out as
an effort to create activity in the music industry during the pandemic
standstill. When the world drastically changed in March 2020 and gathering a
physical audience was no longer possible, the industry suffered greatly. Bukta
therefore had to rethink their ways of working in order to maintain, and
further develop the regions rock scene.
As the project progressed it shifted from being a
"pandemic project" and turned into something else. The result is a
documentary where artistic representation, interdiciplinary collaboration and
unique locations tell the story of the Northern Norway music scene. Bukta
Sessions puts the spotlight on artists whom often are excluded from the
national music industrys more centralized focus.
The film has involved all aspects of the industry,
from artist to stage crew. Through a musical prism of unique moments it reveals big and small peculiarities in Northern Norway soul and
history. Bukta Sessions will have its world premiere at TIFF 2022.
Carl Christian Lein Størmer (b. 1982) is an
award-winning filmmaker and musician from Tromsø. He has produced several short
films, concert films and music videos and has previously screened There's
Always Next Season(2019) and "Everything is Gonna Be Okay?" (2021) at