Sealers: One Last Hunt

Synopsis

There were 200 Norwegian sealing vessels at the start of the 19th century; now there is only one. Meet the last sealers of the West Ice, as they tackle dramatic Arctic seascapes in pursuit of this controversial meat. Despite international criticism, this motley crew keep alive an ancient part of Norwegian culture. With beautiful cinematography, this intimate and sensitive doc captures their difficult life in hostile waters and a bloody tradition that refuses to die.

The Filmmakers

KOKO FILM presents the documentary "SEALERS: ONE LAST HUNT" directed by TRUDE BERGE OTTERSEN and GRY ELISABETH MORTENSEN produced by GRY ELISABETH MORTENSEN and TRUDE BERGE OTTERSEN director of photography TRUDE BERGE OTTERSEN edited by ANDERS TEIGEN, NFK original soundtrack VILLE LANGFELDT and JAKOP JANSSØNN sound designer RUNE HANSEN, AURORA FILMLYD artwork and design SYLVIA STØLAN assistant camerawoman GRY ELISABETH MORTENSEN additional photo ARE PILSKOG, HAUKUR SIGURDSSON, BJØRNE KVERNMO drone photographer HAUKUR SIGURDSSON sound recordist GRY ELISABETH MORTENSEN music mixed by KRISTIAN OLSTAD guitars and bass KRISTIAN OLSTAD violin HÅKON AASE drums, percussion and kalimba JAKOP JANSSØNN sound design assistants NATHANAEL GUSTIN, ANDREAS WANGSBRO conman coming performed by MONICA HELDAL licensed by WARNER MUSIC NORWAY AS with appearances by CAPTAIN BJØRNE KVERNMO, MATE ESPEN BRANDAL, ROOKIE HÅKON BIRKELAND TOFT, CHEF MARIA KVERNMO, VERTERINARY AND INSPECTOR JAN DANIELSSON, MACHINIST BERGTOR OPSETT, FIRST SHOOTER ERLEND JOHANNESSEN, JUMPER MATS TIDEMANDSEN, SEAL HUNTER MORTEN SÆTERHAUG, SEAL HUNTER HELGA GUDMUNDSDÓTTIR, SEAL HUNTER HELGI GUDNASON, SEAL HUNTER INGVALD NUPEN, SEAL HUNTER STEIN HARALD LEBERG, SEAL HUNTER ANDREAS RØSÆG