On the eve of the Millennium, the four Danish directors behind the Dogme 95 movement spent the crucial hour between 23.30 and 00.40 making their first film together -the first interactive TV movie, simply known as D-Dag (D-Day). The movie, which had its world premiere at the Danish TV-Festival, will make it's international premiere at MIPCOM, where Trust Film Sales' Rikke Ennis will present the film as well as the concept.
Directors Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Soren Kragh Jacobsen and Kristian Levring each had one actor, one camera and one plot within the same story frame. The film was shot in one take, with no postproduction, and the result was broadcast on seven different national Danish channels on the first evening of 2000.
Four channels screened the films, two focused on behind-the-scenes, following the directors at work and one featured split-screen, showing all four films. Viewers could then edit their own film, zapping through the channels.
The concept has now been edited into a 66 minute feature, displaying the ideas behind as well as an edited version of the action. The D-Day project was produced by Bo Ehrhardt for Nimbus Film ApS in co-production with Zentropa Entertainments and backed by The Danish Film Institute, broadcasters DR, TV2, TV3 and TvDanmark.