When 12 year old Pelle is bitten by an ant, he gains its strength and abilities. With his friend, he develops a secret identity: the superhero Antboy! When a super villain The Flea enters the scene, Antboy must step up to the challenge. Screen adaptation of popular book series by Kenneth Bogh Andersen.
Born in 1979 in Denmark, Ask Hasselbalch graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with a master’s in fine arts in 2010, the same year as he graduated in directing from the Danish film school, Super16. ANTBOY marks Ask Hasselbalch’s feature debut and is getting world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. In 2013, Hasselbalch was chosen for the Nordic Film Lab program where 16 of the most promising filmmakers from Scandinavia including directors, scriptwriters and producers are selected by the national film institutes. Hasselbalch has a large catalogue of well-received short films and has also directed numerous music videos.