Alexander Rybak is part of the cast of forthcoming movie Yohan Barnevandrer, directed by Grete Salomonsen, which will premiere in Norway on December 11. Just a few days ago, Alexander who is currently in Lithuania, has released the official video for his new song Funny little world.
On its website, Yohan- The Child Wanderer,is described as the largest Norwegian family film to be shot, an exciting, action-packed family movie, inspired by real events, of one of many child wanderers who lived in the South of Norway between the years of 1800- 1910. Many of these child wanderers, in order to survive, immigrated to the USA at the young age of 15 years old. Filming locations were in both Norway's scenic countryside and the United States – on location at Big Bear Mountain in California, for the wolf and bear scenes using Hollywood trained animals, and in New York City for the bookends with Kris Kristofferson, the American country singer and actor. There is one English and one Norwegian version of the movie, filmed in parallel. The film is to be distributed to 30 countries.
Along with Rybak, who plays Levi, a young violonist, two other famous Norwegian singers feature in the cast : Morten Abel and Alejandro Fuentes.
Alexander Rybak talking about the experience (subtitles in English)
Teaser of the movie
Official movie Youtube channel here
The young Eurovision Song Contest 2009 winner is currently on tour, stopping today to perform in Lithuania. All through October, Alexander will be appearing in many European countries and in November he will be travelling to the United States for two gigs at the New York Millenium Theatre. Afterwards, he is scheduled to perform in Russia, Germany, Finland and Poland before the year ends. You can see the full tour schedule on the artist's official website here.
Just a few days ago, Alexander Rybak released the official video for his new song Funny little world.