Everything is Connected (Allt hänger ihop).
When I was young man I was deeply fascinated by the Swedish movie director Mats Helge Olsson, especially his seminal action piece The Ninja Mission, who was distributed in the US by New Line Cinema, who through the money they made from that could finance Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. Which is one of the reasons I later became such a huge fan of horror films. At the same time a little polish boy and his mom watched the Elm Street films dubbed to german, through their newly bought satellite dish at home in the small town of Kołobrzeg. But back to that later.
The leading man in The Ninja Mission was credited as Christopher Kohlberg, who really was Krzysztof Kolberger, a well-renowned polish actor who never got paid for his job as the main ninja and together with his co-actor Hanna Bieniuszewicz took one of the cars from the production, drove back to Poland and sold it there to get money for the work they had done.
Many years later I asked the executive producer to The Nínja Mission if I could do a sequel, just for fun, and we shot one that was never released, Ninja Mission 2000 aka Ninja 2000 aka NM2K aka NM2000. Through that movie I got to know Markus Widegren, who became a very close friend and still is to this day. After NM2K we decided to make more movies, and everything lead to a project called Kraftverk 3714.
During the same time I was accepted to join an acting school, and it was time for me to make a choice, to choose acting or produce a feature length indie movie with Markus, Kraftverk 3714. I decided to do the latter thing, because for some reason it felt like it was meant to be. So we shot it and released it and later also started a little production company together, FLIM. Things didn’t go the way we wanted and Markus got himself a job at a local archiving company. I applied for a job there, Markus was the sole reason for this, and soon we both worked at this hellish place.
But after a few years I decided to expand my adventure in this boring, energy sucking company, and applied for a position in Stockholm, at their headquarters. I moved down and started a new life.
Back to Krzysztof Kolberger, the polish actor. His name comes from the latin word Cholbergiensis, which also was first name (as “Salsa Cholbergiensis”) of the Polish coastal town Kołobrzeg. Now, without The Ninja Mission I would never have gotten the idea to make movies, especially genre films, and through our little sequel, Ninja Mission 2000, I would never had become friend with Markus Widegren and without him never started working at a company that later made me move to Stockholm where I some months later met my husband, G, who happens to be Polish and was born and raised in the town Kołobrzeg, which name also comes from the latin word Cholbergiensis - the official name of the town during the German occupation was Kolberg by the way. I was also using the name Kohlberg as a internet nick when I met G. To make it all even clearer; my future husband also used (and still using) the expression “G Force” in his email, which is also a military organization who first appeared in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II from 1993, which was also the same year I bought my first Godzilla tapes at a music festival in the north of Sweden. It was raining that evening and it’s still one of the most important moments in my movie geek life.
Oh, and not forgetting, a while after I had my first date with G he moved to a small place outside Stockholm, Wenngarn - a former drug addiction clinic - where my mother worked some years before that, and he stayed in a house around fifty meters from where I grew up! Everything in me and my husband’s life’s lead to that moment when we met. There was just no way of avoiding it.
As me and Markus always say, “Allt hänger ihop”; everything is connected. I don’t believe in coincidences, no matter how far-fetched they are, so this was - and still is - pure magick for me. Maybe my whole life have been a huge ritual, orchestrated by my subconsciousness, to meet my true soul mate? Of course all of us can all find synchronicities like this in our lives, in one way or another, and I frankly see nothing wrong with it. Use it to see your life in a different light, to pinpoint all those important events and people, and worship this path - because it’s your map, a holy map, to who you've become so far in life.
It’s still not over, you know. You’re still on your way.
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