Ida H. Eldøen

Writer - Director - Producer - Animator

In Development




13 year old Katharine starts to think that she might be gay. In order to explore her sexual identity she turns to movies and tv, and from the onscreen representations she creates an images of how she should be. An images that is far from the shy and scared girl she really is.


This Is Katharine is a personal story, based on the directors own experience. I’s a coming-out-story that continues after accepting oneself as a lesbian, and also tells the tale of the woman and the human behind the lesbian.




Writer, Director, Producer, Animator   -   Ida H. Eldøen

DOP, Editor   -   Kim-Marius H. Olsen

Sound Designer, Composer   -   Sigurd Ekle

Script Consultant   -   Jannicke Systad Jackobsen

Animators - Trine Vallevik Håbjørg and Øyvind Tangseth




In 2019 we received funding for development for This Is Katharine, which we used to expand the universe, tighten the script, record a preliminary voice over and make lots and lots of drawings. Originally we had 146 storyboard drawings; now we have 298. And this is only the beginning!

Ida H. Eldøen recording voice over with Sigurd Ekle

Storyboard drawings

In September 2020 I got the chance to pitch the project at the Nordic Short Film Pitch at Nordisk Panorama, online edition. It was a really great experience and I got lots of great feedback on the project. I can't wait to get started on production!

Ida H. Eldøen pitching at the Nordic Short Film Pitch.

In November 2020 I got the chance to pitch the project at Torino Short Film Maket, online edition. It was a really great experience, I met a lot of talented people and got great feedback on my film.

Ida H. Eldøen participating at the Torino Short Film Market.

Photo by: TSFM



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