Newtopia

Year
2019
Country
Norway
Duration
88’
Director
Audun Amundsen

Newtopia is an immense, soul-wrecking, humorous and sobering tale from a disappearing world that brings us to a place in time which will never be documented again.


The shaman Aman Paksa finds himself in a situation of continuous escalation towards modernity. For 15 years the director Audun Amundsen has followed Aman Paksa deep in the jungle of Indonesia and become a part of the clan, while documenting crucial key moments of a staggering cultural paradigm shift.


Newtopia tells a story about everyone's future, and past, and at the same time we witness the forming of an unlikely life long friendship.

CREW
Director: Audun Amundsen
Producer: Christian Falch, Torstein Parelius, Audun Amundsen
Cinematographer: Audun Amundsen
Editor: Anders Teigen
Sound : Vemund Støren Aschjem, Geir Døhlie Gjerdsjø, Jørgen Meyer, Sander Stedenfeldt Olsen, Audun Røstad
Production
UpNorth Film
Sales
Raina Film Festival Distribution
Director
Audun Amundsen

Audun Amundsen (b. 1980) is a Norwegian filmmaker and videographer. He is an international member of the Explorers Club and an avid explorer of remote human societies and social issues. His formal education was in renewable energy engineering.

 

Since 2015, he has moved full-time into the field of documentary filmmaking after the foundation of his production company GonzoDocs AS. Newtopia is Amundsen’s directorial debut, which has been 15 years in the making.

Selected Filmography

Newtopia (2019)

DOCU/SPACE ONLINE PLATFORM
18 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
26 – 
March
4
April 2021