Life in the Arctic Circle - Northern Norway

Antoine Janssens here. I am the writer, director and filmmaker of "Life in the Arctic Circle - Northern Norway"

I’m a 29 year old movie director, photographer and storyteller. I’m extremely passionate about sharing positive messages through emotional content. I’ve been fortunate to travel the world and experience it’s diversity. Meeting different cultures, people and experiencing the richness of wildlife, nature and untouched places.

This movie is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. The North and everything up there fascinates me. Especially during the winter season. Huge untouched landscapes, rough weather that constantly changes, rich wildlife and people who live through this daily.

In February 2019 I went with my girlfriend to northern Norway to spend a few days there. I couldn't resist the urge to film everything I saw. There was so much beauty up in the Arctic.

When I got home, I saw the potential of my footage and knew there was more that I could do with it. However, I was missing key elements that could turn this into a story. A few months later, I returned to the same place to complete what I had already created. But this time with very concrete content and story ideas. For this trip I was accompanied by my good friend
Florian Fatton, who is a great photographer, and Michel Janssens (my dad), who like me loves the Nordic culture.

Creating content up there is unique. Everything is beautiful (landscapes, lights etc ...) but it’s not easy. It’s dark almost all of the time in winter. We only had 2 hours of real light per day!

This movie is a short story about a man from the Sami tribe who’s lived up there for his entire life. It's also the first video of a series of others that I’m working on...

Antoine Janssens | Director, Filmmaker, Editor & Sound design
Florian Fatton | Additional Filmmaker, Photographer
Laurent Ouillet | Underwater Footage

Alfred Larsen | The Sami
A big thank you to the people who helped me on this:
Michel Janssens
Mégane Corbaz
Valhalla Orca Expedition
Alfred Larsen
Toast Prod
and of course Beautiful Destinations 

Music :
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