short film script
Beautiful Idiot is a script I wrote for a group of filmmakers working on a short film featuring professional freeride mountain bike rider Brett Rheeder. Released in August 2018, the film takes you on a ride through the mindset and motivations of anyone who feels driven to pursue greatness, how it can feel to fall short, and the consequences of reaching a lofty goal when the struggle to get there has defined you for so long. Beautiful Idiot was an official selection of the 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival and is currently part of the festival’s 300+ city, 40+ country, 7-continent world tour throughout 2019.
Script: Anders J. Svensson
Directors: Harrison Mendel and Robb Thompson
Starring: Brett Rheeder, Elliot Friesen, and Austin Friesen
Voiceover: Brad Avenyou
Director of Photography: Harrison Mendel
Principle Cinematographer: Liam Mullany
Additional Cinematography: Seger Nelson and Brody Jones
Editors: Harrison Mendel and Shelley Fried
Colorist: Steve Seeley
VFX: Calvin Sun
Title Design: Shelley Fried
Music Composer: Windmills, Cory Myraas, Mitch Lee
Sound Design and Mix: Mitch Lee and Taylor Richardson
Anders J. Svensson currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is available for hire as a freelance copywriter or creative consultant by clients worldwide.
His writing services include ads & campaigns, biographies, creative consulting, direct mail, ebooks, editing, game design, naming & taglines, pitch decks, scriptwriting, social media, and website content.
Feel free to contact Anders to discuss your project.