Stairway to Heaven
Format: Live-action series
Duration: 8 x 15’
Country of Production: Norway
Target Audience: Children 5–8 / Family
Production Company: Fabelaktiv
Producer: Arild Halvorsen
Scriptwriter: Martha Antonette Solli
Estimated Budget: 1,500,000 EUR
Confirmed Financing: 10%
Goals at Kids Kino Industry:
Pre-sales / Co-producers / Funding / Sales agent
When Timan’s little brother Oscar dies, the adults say that he has gone to heaven, and Timian puts himself and his friends in danger as he defies the laws and forces of nature in order to bring Oscar back down from heaven.
Life becomes quiet and dark blue when Timian’s little brother Oscar dies after a long-term illness. The diamonds in Mummy’s eyes lose their sparkle and Daddy’s away for work. When the adults explain that his brother has gone to heaven, Timian, aged 6, decides to bring his brother back down to Earth. Together with his friends, he defies the laws of nature – the mountains, the ocean, the weather, and the gravity – to reach a stairway to heaven. Through their many attempts, Timian and his friends learn that Oscar was never completely gone, but he lives on in the hearts of Timian and everyone who loved him.
Arild Halvorsen has produced more than 30 TV and film projects for a young audience. Drama series, feature films, documentary series, formats, and studio-shows – several of these have been international co-productions and have received national and international prices.
Martha Antonette Solli
Creator, scriptwriter, director
Since 2018, Martha Antonette Solli has been connected to NRK (young audience) and, among other things, she had the idea for and hosted the NRK series Boys against the world (2021). Martha is a part of Talent Norway’s programme Filmtalent Innlandet and is now working as a creator and director for Fabelaktiv.