'The Angel Maker' is an intense psychological thriller starring Julie R. Ølgaard, Christopher Læssø, Roland Møller and Stine Stengade in the leading roles. 'The Angel Maker' is based on an original idea by Julie R. Ølgaard, who is also the conceptual director, together with Esben Tønnesen. Therefore, Julie R. Ølgaard both stars and co-directs, in addition to have written and produced. 'The Angel Maker' is set to premiere in 2023.
'The Angel Maker' is a brutal thriller about the criminal detector Laura, who specializes in cybercriminality. She has been off work sick due to a psychosis after a postpartum depression, but she coincidently falls over a case about a beastly serial killer. This wakes up her interest, and she decides, that it is time for her to return.
Julie R. Ølgaard says: 'The Angel Maker' is on many levels inspired by my experiences when I gave birth to a child too soon. The trauma after a complicated birth and abortions becomes – even today – often overlooked or neglected. Therefore, the dominating theme has from the start been to see Lauras struggle to find a sadistic serial killer, but also feel her and her struggle to get back on track after at wrecked mind and a late abortion”.
Julie R. Ølgaard has written the manuscript together with Yusuf Othman and 'The Angel Maker' is about both murder, destructive love, and mental illness. “The movie is a tough and honest picture of being a woman in todays Denmark. It is about the demands the world has and especially the demands we have to ourselves – how it affects us and in worst case destroy us. In The Angel Maker' we bith see Laura in her struggle to recover and stand out professional but also her inner personal and exhausting struggle, which unfolds alongside the investigation work”, concludes Julie R. Ølgaard.
'The Angel Maker' starts filming on Monday September 26 in Copenhagen.