Screens with: The Ataxian

Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Fri Mar 3, 2017 – 5:00 pm | La Casa Grande


Directed by Danny Thykær

Short Narrative
Denmark | 18 min | 2016

A little girl is waiting in a park, trying to figure out why she can’t see her parents at the same time.

Separated - Danny ThykaerDanny Thykær
Director, Producer, Writer

Danny Thykaer is a Danish actor, who started as a child actor and model.

He then studied at the The Brenaa Theatre Institute, where he was trained as a method actor.

He followed that with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the NSCD school. He has worked since 1997 on stage, screen and tv.

He’s had leading and supporting roles in Danish films, for the past 10 years.

He was awarded Best Actor at UK’s Horror Film Festival in 2009, for his portrayal as the schizophrenic David in the movie “Skizo”.

The next year in 2010, he was nominated in the category Best Villain at The Action On Film International Film Festival in Los Angeles, as the leader of a pack of murderers and thieves, in the post-apocalyptic “Eastern Army”.

In 2011 The movie “The Fro”, a blaxploitation film, he played the lead as the mexican undercover cop, known as the Fro. The film was awarded Best Spoof, at the AOF film festival in Los Angeles. Danny is an un-credited co-writer on the project.

In 2012, he had two films coming out. The cop-thriller “No Good Deed”, playing Benjamin, and the Danish supernatural horror flick “Emma”, where he also co-write the script, and in which he plays the tender family man Frank.

In 2013, he was in “Skavengers” and “Inmate 48.

2014 he wrote, produced and directed his first feature film “Backgammon”, and the movie went on to win for Best Foreign language Film, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, at various festivals in the USA. Danny was also awarded Best Actor in a Feature Film (Backgammon), at The Action on Film International Film Festival.

In 2015, “Backgammon” continues it’s succes at film festivals, and is winning awards in the USA and Indonesia. And is already made Official Selection at several other film festivals.

Danny has always been an extremely hard working actor, and has won praise for his work on stage and screen. He now ads director to his resume, because he wanted to take on a new challenge.

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Film Information

Director: Danny Thykær
Country: Denmark
Year: 2016
Language: Danish
Runtime: 18 min


Producers: Danny Thykær
Writer: Danny Thykær
Cinematographer/DP:  Lars Hauschildt
Music: Toni Martin Dobrzanski

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