Casper and Emma – best friends

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In the film, Casper Emma – Best Friends, we meet Emma about to celebrate her fifth birthday. What she wants most of all is a dog. But Emmas’s mom, who is a vet, says that she must be a little older to take care of a dog. But Emma insists that five years is more than old enough!

Casper dreads to start a new daycare. But when he arrives in the kindergarten, he meets Emma. She also has a stuffed animal that comes alive, and from that day Casper and Emma are best friends.

They play together all the time, even though Sigrid often teases them. Casper is there when Emma meets the old and very cute dog, Bassa, for the first time. Emma falls in love with Bassa and wants to take her home immediately. Miss Rabbit gets really jealous of Bassa and when Emma and Casper are at the firestation with the kindergarten, she hides Miss Rabbit. Emma believes she has lost Miss Rabbit forever, and nothing can make her happy again. But on her birthday, Emma doesn’t only get one great surprise, she gets two!

Genre: Children
Format: DCP 2k
Screen ratio: 16:9
Length: 1hr 18 mins.
Production Year: 2012
Language: Norwegian
Premiere date: 15-02-2013
Production Company: Cinenord Kidstory AS
Producer: Silje Hopland Eik and Tanya Badendyck
Festival Contact: NFI Features
International sales: SF International


Petra: Nora Amundsen
Karsten: Elias Søvold-Simonsen
Miss Rabbit: Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen
Lion Cub: Thorbjørn Harr
Siri: Anna Celine Bredal
Maria: Janne Formoe
Grandfather: Ivar Nørve
Esther: Sigrun Enge
Hilde: Hilde Lyrån
Harald: Markus Tønseth
Tante Randi: Tone Johnsen


Director: Arne Lindtner Næss
Co-Director: Ina Bye-Hansen
Screenplay: Line Fougner Christensen. Based on Karsten og Petra by Tor Еge Bringsværd and Anne G. Holt
DoP: Daniel Gáras
Editor: Leif Axel Kjeldsen
Composer: Lars Kilevold


2013 Pula Film Festival: Audience Award: Best Feature