Shining / Niklas Kvarforth – Cold Void
Artist: Shining / Niklas Kvarforth
Album: Cold Void
Format: Documentary DVD
Type: A5 Casek
Genre: Black Metal
Additional Notes: A documentary about Niklas Kvarforth, directed by Claudio Marino, produced by Artax Films.
This DVD also includes three deleted scenes where Niklas talks about suicide, drugs and religion.
DVD is in Swedish with English, German, French and Spanish subtitles.
The documentary tries to capture a personal portrait of Niklas Kvarforth, who has made headlines that have involved addiction, suicide and self-destruction, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, passion, and exceptional musicianship. The project was undertaken by arthouse producer Claudio Marino and his film production company Artax Film. The teaser clip can be viewed at and shared from the YouTube link below.
More information about Artax Film can be found at this link: www.artaxfilm.com
Claudio Marino states that “Cold Void” is a film for anyone interested in life stories, and was not made with the intention of pandering to SHINING’s fans. It is very much a personal journey, bringing a much-needed clarity and lack of sensationalism to the subject of Niklas Kvarforth.
He also comments: “I’ve known about Niklas and his music for a long time. His story interested me and I wanted to know more about him as a person. I did some research and we got in contact. I showed him my documentary trilogy ‘Blood and Spirit’ and he was interested in working with me. We got along from the start and he proved to be very cooperative. He was brutally honest, and never left any of my questions unanswered.”
Claudio Marino is known for his documentary “Blood and Spirit”, a trilogy about three different artists who live for their art, a tattoo artist, an mixed martial arts fighter, and a Satanist, who happened to be Erik Danielsson from WATAIN.