ABOUT THE FILM

Ida is a young Norwegian woman, struggling with a turbulent emotional life caused by emotionally unstable personality disorder (borderline). For the last eight years, Ida has kept a video diary in order to ease her mind and structure her thoughts. In her diary we get a unique insight into a world of fear and anxiety, but also precious moments of everyday victories and self-discovery. Most importantly we get to witness her powerful struggle towards self-acceptance and a genuine appreciation of life.
Ida’s Diary is a film about hope, about finding your own identity and daring to live.





I really want to be brave. And when I'm old and dying, to be able to look back on my life and think - I dared to live my life. I took risks, even though I knew i could go wrong.
-Ida

TEAM IDA



STARRING

IDA STORM

Ida is 28 years old and comes from the small town Tvedestrand in the south of Norway. She wants to share her story, not because it is unique, but precisely because it is not unique. She hopes that her openness can help others.

DIRECTOR

AUGUST B. HANSSEN

August wanted to make this film about Ida because her story and her insight concern all of us. Prior to this film he has co-directed Club 7 (2013) and Pushwagner (2013) with Even G. Benestad.

PRODUCER

CARSTEN AANONSEN

After 20 years of producing films, Carsten says that this is his most important film so far. He hopes and believes it will make a great impact, both on individuals and society in general.

OUTREACH&IMPACT PRODUCER (NO)

KARIANNE BERGE

Most of all, Karianne would like this film to become curriculum for all; in schools, the health services, the Ministry of Health and Education. And in the office of the Prime Minister.



CO-PRODUCER (FI)

SAMI JAHNUKAINEN

Sami feels mental health issues often are shadowed by feelings of shame and guilt. His wish is that Ida’s braveness will inspire others to talk more openly, and help people better understand how different we can experience the world.

OUTREACH&IMPACT PRODUCER (UK)

JESSICA EDWARDS

Jessica is compelled to share Ida’s story with others in the hope that her courage may inspire others to dare to live each day a little better than the last.

CO-PRODUCER (UK)

KAT MANSOOR

Kat was passionately struck by how Ida wanted to tell her story and wanted to help the film being made so it can be experiences by as many as possible.

I think I’m equally afraid of both - to live and to die.
– Ida