LAB 2014-2015 > Emil Langballe & Lukasz Konopa – The accidental king

Emil Langballe & Lukasz Konopa – The accidental king


Emil Langballe

DENMARK


Emil Langballe was born in 1982. He studied broadcast journalism and video production in Aarhus and New York before he went on to do an MA in documentary filmmaking at the British National Film and Television School. His graduation film ‘Beach Boy’ (2013) screened at numerous film festivals around the world and won awards in Karlovy Vary, Thessaloniki and Tampere as well as an honourable jury mention at Toronto’s Hot Docs. Currently Emil has a new documentary film in development with the Danish Film Institute.


Lukasz Konopa

POLAND


Lukasz Konopa was born in 1983. in Warsaw. He studied sociology and film directing in Poland before he went on to do an MA in documentary filmmaking at the National Film and Television School in the UK. His films have played at numerous festivals, such as Hot Docs, Clermont- Ferrand, Camerimage, SXSW. His short 'After' was awarded Best Documentary by CILECT, the association of the world’s major film and television schools and Young Public Award at Visions du Reel. Lukasz is currently developing a new documentary with the support of the Polish Film Institute.




LAB PROJECT:

The Accidental King



Eddugle has been living in Denmark for almost five years and he enjoys it. At night he is working as a cleaner and sends money home to his children in Ghana. During daytime he rides a bike and goes fishing with his best friend Jon. But when his father suddenly passes away, Eddugle has to go back to his home country in order to take over his chiefdom and rule 5000 people.