The King who wanted more than a Crown

The King who wanted more than a Crown / Kongen som ville ha mer enn en krone
short film 1999
directed by Anita Killi / Randall Meyers
cut-out; 28 min.

More information about the film at NFI

Awards and festivals


Berlin International Film Festival, prize for best shortfilm

Split silver in visuals for the design, open class/television/visualcommunication for the screen, Oslo


The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund

Norske Kinosjefers Forbunds Film Award for Best Norwegian Film, winner of Silver Nugget

This is a modern fable for all ages about a king who disappears from his castle. For six days the staff is out searching for him before they realize that the king might be dead - so they go out looking for a new king.
On their journey they meet a shy mouse, a happy fish and a scary guard as well as a musical king, a tidy king, a colorful king, a king of the animals and a fast king - but as in all good fables nothing is what it appears to be.

About the director

Anita Killi (*1968 in Stavanger, Norway) studied illustration and graphic design at the Norwegian National College of Art & Design from 1988 to 1990, followed by studies in animation and documentary filmmaking at the Volda University College. In 1996, Anita graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts with the equivalent of a masters-degree, majoring in animation (multiplane technique). Since then, Anita established and runs her own animation studio, Trollfilm AS in Dovre, Norway. Anita is known for directing several award winning short films, among others Sinna Mann / Angry Man (2009) and Tornehekken / The Hedge of Thorns (2001).