CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS

2020 brought humans all over the world into a situation no one could have foreseen.

Within weeks country after country went into lockdown.

"Conversations with Friends" portrays how a group of humans communicate during this unique time, across borders and continents.

The original footage in the film is shot all over the world, including:

Italy

Kenya

India

New Zealand

Norway

USA

England

DIRECTOR | PRODUCER

Mari Ørstavik is a writer, director and actor graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.Since graduating she has gained invaluable experience both in front of and behind the camera on sets in the USA, England and in Scandinavia.

She made her debut as a director for ficitional film in 2019 with the short film "What We (Don't) Know", which she also wrote and produced. "Here There's No Mercy", a documentary short film that Mari co-directed, was screened at the Movies on War festival in November 2019. The short film "Man Made" which she co-wrote with director Frøydis Fossli Moe, and starred in, was nominated for Best International Short at the BFI Future Film Festival 2020 and the Amandus OPEN Award 2019.