Danish singer Esther Maria travels to New York with her musical partner Torsten Stistrup Cubel. They must record an entire album with American producer Kramer in just five days.
In the film we hear Esther Maria's thoughts about the subject matter of her songs and how she tries to reach the right frame of mind for the project. Kramer shares his philosophy on the creative proces and how he experienced working with her. We follow these three creative souls as Esther Maria's debut album "The Abyss" starts to take shape in a small flat in Tribeca.
The music itself and the urban landscape of New York City play their own part in the film alongside the three musicians.


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Please note: English and Danish subtitles available (click right hand corner of video)
Also: Please watch the film in the highest quality (HD) you can.

The film was kindly supported by
Aarhus Filmværksted and Ophavsretsfonden (Dansk Journalistforbund)

(Danish press release)

Watch outtakes/bloopers reel

Featured on Spot Film Festival 2013

Premiered at album release party, 2012

Watch 2 minute subtitled trailer

Credits, info, photos & data

Book/blog behind the film
and video blogs from the trip

Director's website

Esther Maria's website