— Was it your first film? How did the idea of «Hetna – A Modern Opera Singer» come to you? Tell a little bit about the film process.
— It was my first documentary film. I had only been part of a few fiction short films before. I came up with the idea for the film as I remember my father telling me great things about a "Home Opera" performance. I pitched the idea for my co-student, Nicolai, and he happened to know the host of the opera and he had attended one of their performances before. We therefore decided to pair up and make this film together.
The film was made under a pretty tight time schedule, as we only had to finish within the film school deadlines. We had to just go and shoot a performance without having met with any of the performers beforehand. Initially, the film was to be about the company "Home Opera" but after the first night of shooting we were so fascinated by the founder, Hetna, that we decided to make it about her.
The film was shot in Berlin and Copenhagen. The crew was mainly Danish, however we had a German sound designer.