'Pushwagner' is a close and artistic portrait that retraces the life of the vibrant Norwegian artist of the same name. Pushwagner's journey to fame and recognition has not been an easy one. He has spent several years as a hobo and has struggled with a variety of addictions. Today the hardened 71-year-old is among the most celebrated artists in Norway and he is on the verge of making a name for himself on the international art scene. 'Pushwagner' is not an ordinary art documentary where specialists and art historians comment on meaning and artistic merit. The film is a humorous study of Pushwagner and uses his art as a creative tool in the search for the man behind the myth.
Release: 2012 (Denmark)
Duration: 70 minutes
Genre: Documentary feature
Spoken language: Norwegian
Directors: Even Benestad and August B. Hanssen
Cinematography: Tonje Louise Finne, Even G. Benestad and Øystein Mamen
Editors: Anders Teigen, Erik Andersson and Even G. Benestad
Sound Design: Niels Arild
Producer: Carsten Aanonsen
Production Countries: Denmark and Norway
Production Company: Indie Film
Coproducers: Filmkreatörerna, Hinterland and Magic Hour Films
Produced with support from: The Norwegian Film Institute, The Danish Film Institute, The Swedish Film Institute, Fritt Ord, Nordic Film & TV Fond, Fond for Sound and Images, Filmkraft, SVT, NRK and DR.