The sound design in Eternal Hunting Grounds is made by Yngve Sætre. The sound and music are obviously crucial parts of the film, and it´s been a growing process watching the world of the film open up as the sound gets made. Yngve works very detailed and imaginatively. The sound is specific to the geography and ornithology of the story- which is important.
I´ve been to Bergen twice during the sound design production, in Yngve Sætres Duper Studio-
situated at Bergen Kjøtt. It´s next to the harbor, and from the studio window you can see big
ships go past. It has been really fun and inspiring to work with Yngve.
Alexandra and Sebastian helped us with some little sounds and breaths of the girl and boy in the
The voice over in the film is done by a well-know Norwegian actress Hildegun Riise.
I have always liked her voice. In childhood, I heard her as the storyteller for Janosch cartoons in NRK children’s tv, and the sound of her distinguished voice is imprinted in my memory. I wanted the storytellers voice to have a nativistic and sensitive quality, as well as having poetic depth. I think Hildegun has that perfect combination.
Morten Espeland has the voice of the sparrow in the film, and is also great.
The music in the film is made by Sam Mcloughlin. I first heard Sam´s beautiful music through an album realised in 2009 called “Natural Lancashire – Supernatural Lancashire”
(Finders Keepers Records)
I felt it connected with the themes of the film and the aesthetics well.
I have been very lucky to have him involved with making the music for the film.
You can see and hear more of him on his website www.samandtheplants.com
and also here: https://youtu.be/N8iPdSwzpfc