Ann-Mari Pettersen NORWAY
Ahe Ann-Mari started playing the flute and composing at an early age. She was mentored in classical composition techniques by the Norwegian composer Bjørn Sverre Kristensen for many years and in 2015 she studied music production at Noroff, School of technology and digital media where she found her passion for music and film. In 2017 Ann-Mari continued her education in Film music at Lillehammer under professor in film music Halldor Krogh. Through this school she has had the opportunity to work closely with directors and write music for both The Norwegian radio orchestra (KORK) and Trondheim Symphony orchestra. (TSO).
Through her work as a film composer she has developed knowledge in many musical genres and her background in classical music, focus on melodies and often electronic combinations makes her stand out as a composer. She has written music for award winning short films with directors as Ernst De Geer, Petter Holmsen, Anine Wiesner Barg and Liv Mari Ulla Mortensen. “The Culture” directed by Ernst De Geer attended festivals all over the world, won 8 international awards and was nominated for the Amanda award in 2019.
This year Ann - Mari got a new short film in New Zeeland called '' Happy anniversary '' .
She is currently working on a short film about mental health amongst young adults “Isolation” and has just started working on her own composition project “Reconciliation” to premiere in 2022.
Ann-Mari has written music for documentaries and short films, including The Culture which won the FIBRESCI-award (critics award) 24th international short film festival in Drama Greece, Best short film Boston film festival, grand jury and student jury price Premiers plans and Short film of the year Bergen international film festival.
The final result was excellent. My experience is that Ann-Mari is hard working and a highly skilled composer. She showed a great capacity and she is creative when it comes to budget and possible solutions. I also experience her as a clearly communicator with both director, producer, sound designer and the editor. I give Ann-Mari my very best recommendations Producer Marte Hansen “The Culture”