Tingsek – Something to live for – is a documentary about the willful soul musician Magnus Tingsek, directed by the Swedish actor Patrik Karlson,
We meet Magnus during months of change. A move to another studio, in an already long list of studios, and preparations and rehearsals for a musical challenge and childhood dream: a collaboration with Vindla String Quartet and keyboardist Måns Mernsten. All wrapped in lots of music from two sold out concert nights at the venue Klaffbron in Malmö, Sweden.
”-Between rehearsals, moving and studio building Magnus speaks candidly about the choices and sacrifices he has done to be able ”do his own thing” without the involvement of too much commercial forces” says director Patrik Karlson
This is a story of an, in many aspects, uncompromising man and his career choices. Choices that may seem odd in a time when the road to fame more often go through different reality show competitions.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tingsek released his first solo album in 2005 and has since released four more albums. He has a big fan base in Sweden, but it also stretches out all over Europe and to the rest of the world. He is frequently hired for collaborative writing with many of Swedens most famous artists and also as a producer.
In 2007 he was voted Swedens sexiest man by Elle Magazine.
FACTS ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY
The Swedish premiere was held at a sold out Doc Lounge, Mejeriet in Lund on the 1st of November 2011. Magnus Tingsek performed on stage before the screening which was followed by a Q&A with the director Patrik Karlson and the artist Magnus Tingsek. The evening was a success and was followed by another sold out screening at Doc Lounge, Moriskan in Malmö on the 6th of November.
Director: Patrik Karlson
Photografer: Janssen Herr
Producer: Fredric Ollerstam
Co-production with Film i Skåne, Joakim Strand http://www.filmiskane.se/english.html
Production company: Preamp AB – www.preamp.se Length: 60 min Production year: 2010/2011 Country: Sweden
Subtitles: English Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8KVjEqNuqQ
Questions regarding distribution, screening etc: Fredric Ollerstam, producer @ Preamp, +46 70 – 60 999 06, firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about the artist Magnus Tingsek on http://www.tingsek.com/
For more up to date facts and screening dates – http://www.facebook.com/tingsekdocumentary