Interview with director Aslak Danbolt (LAST BASE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Aslak Danbolt’s short film “THE LAST BASE” was the winner of “Best Cinematography” at the Action/Thriller Festival in February 2017.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Aslak Danbolt: I was motivated to finish something I started several years ago; In 2008 I made a documentary about a group of base-jumpers that failed because of bad weather. One of the jumpers from the film died in a base-jumping accident one year later, and the actual thrust of this film is closely inspired by his friends attempt to honour him by jumping with his ashes. An attempt that also failed due to bad weather. So with this film, I wanted to give that whole story the ending I felt it deserved.

MT: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

About a year. It was my grad film from…

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