Acting and Modeling - Norway
2004 – 2010
|Krem Nasjonal||(10 June -2010)||Vampire||NRK|
|Hotel Cæsar||(13 Sep – 2006)||Business man||Metronome Spartacus|
|Tatt av Kvinnen||(6 Sep – 2006)||Gallery Guest||Fante Film|
|Gåte Musikk Video||(Sep – 2006)||Knight||Monster Film|
|NRK||(29 Aug – 2007)||Meny customer||NRK|
|NSB||(3 March – 2006)||NSB passenger||Paradox|
|Tine Yoghurt||(8 March – 2005)||Buss passenger||Monster Film|
|Telenor Mobil||(7 April – 05)||Restaurant guest||Einar Film|
|Bok Klubben||(11 April – 05)||Man on porch||Monster Film|
|Rimi||(10 May – 05)||Shoeshine man||Trøbbel Film|
|Narvesen||(7 June – 05)||Family medlem||Spill kompaniet 4 1/2|
|Maxbo||(30 Aug – 05)||Customer||Trøbbel Film|
|Statoil||(30 Sep – 05)||Business man||Einar Film|
|Galleri K||(18 Aug – 2006)||Performance Art||Crispin Gurholt|
|DNB Nor, V75 Tipping, Telenor Mobil, Gilde, NSB.|
Acting and Modeling - Los Angeles
2003 Los Angeles. Member of SAG (Screen Actors Guild)
|Glory Days||(2 Dec)||Train Passenger||Glory Days LLC|
|The Detective||(Nov?)||Protester||Hanovarien LLC|
|Taxi||(30 Oct)||Undercover Cop||20th Century Fox|
|21 Grams||(15th July)||Photo Double for Sean Penn||Focus Features|
|Mall Rats||(in 2002)||Audience Member||View Askew Productions|
|American Wedding||(June)||Hotel Guest||Universal Studios|
|Starsky & Hutch||(12th June)||Bat Mitzvah Guest||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Lost Focus||(8th June)||Waiter||Easy Rider Productions|
|Cheaper by the Dozen||(4th May)||Cleanup Crew||20th Century Fox|
|Sucker Free City||(15th June)||Business Man||Blind Decker Production|
|Reality Show: Burnt||(9th June)||Pool Player||MTV Studios|
|Curb your Enthusiasm||(9th May)||Lawyer||HBO Studios|
|There´s Gotta Be More To Life||(27th May)||Runner, business man etc||Dave Myers Production|
|Culver´s Restaurants||(Dec 2002)||Voiceover||One & All/Sound 80|
|Jules Dean Actors Fellowship||(March – July)||Film/TV Techniques||Burbank, CA|
|Greg Orson & Ron Digman||(7th June)||Sitcom Workshop||Hollywood, CA|
General work CV - Resume
CV – Curriculum Vitae
|Paal Joachim Romdahl
Gullerås Veien 15H, 0779 Oslo, Norway
+47 45 88 30 97
paaljoachimATThotmail.com or use the contact page.
|Graphic / web design implementation. Interaction designer. Responsive design. Highly experienced with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Indesign, Illustrator, Flash, HTML/CSS, WordPress, Screen Flow for video lessons and editing videofootage, Mac OSX, Windows PC. Good at speaking in front of a audience, people skills, listening and empathic.|
|2012 – 2013||Noroff High School – Media teacher|
|2011||Freelance –Adobe Flash, Illustrator, Indesign Instruktør.|
|2010||Temporary position at Prioritet Norge – Project assistant. Developed wire frames in dialog with customers.|
|2009 –||Oslo Spirituelle Filmklubb – Webmaster Responsibie for updating and developing the web site.|
|2008 – 2009||Sogn High School – Media and Communication teacher.
With main focus on wed design. Made a site for the students to upload their web sites to as well as video tutorials to help them learn. I later made the site available on the Intranet so the teachers would have easy access to the tutorials.
|2005 – 2007||Various jobs:
(2002) Assistant for street Priest in Bodø. (2005) Assistant nurse, Alfaset retirement home. Gartner, Alfeset Cemetery.
(2006) Substitute in kindergarden and elementary school.Construction worker and waiter through Grata Personal.
(2007) Home care and nurse, Carema Care.
|2003 – 2007||Model and Acting – Freelance I worked in Los Angeles in 2003. From 2004 in Oslo.21 Grams, Taxi, Glory Days, Telenor, Bok klubben, Rema 1000, Tatt av Kvinnen, Hotel Cæsar etc. Acting resume from the US/Norway provided upon request.|
|1995 – 2003||Rmc International Inc. – Graphic Designer etc.
Import business with base in Minneapolis. Assignments design of catalog/brochures/logo/photograph products. Customer care, various office and warehouse. Help build the company.
|2002 – 2003||The Norwegian Church in Minneapolis –
Photographer and Graphic Designer.
Responsible for layout of church newsletter.
|1992 – 1995||Forbrukerkontakt – Distribution
I was responsible for following up on over 30 employees that they did their jobs of handing out brochures. I also hired new employees when necessary.
|1991 – 1992||Forsvarets Bygnings Tjeneste – Archive
I worked within the mail and computer archive department at the Defense Building office.
|1998 – 2002||Augsburg College – Bachlor of Art and Art History. Minneapolis, USA.|
|1995 – 1998||Hennepin Technical College – Web Design Diploma. Minneapolis, USA.|
|1990 – 1991||Mandatory Military service – Sessvollmoen, Army, 3 months. Then the Archive department at the Defense Building Contract office, 9 months.|
|1990||Graduated high school – Riis.|
|Graphic Design. The course contained: Web Communication, IT safety, Php, Html, CSS, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, CMS, SEO. By Invito Inspire.|
|2009||Adobe update course – Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver og Flash. By the Update Center for Visual Communication.|
|One of five who run Oslo Spirituelle Filmklubb.|
|Acting, animated voices – strange sounds, Opera, singing, games, meditation, massage, tennis, golf, swimming, military training, pilot experience, scuba diving licensed, skiing, intuitive piano playing, Tai Chi etc.|
Fragments from my past.
I am starting from the beginning adding tabs you can click to open to read more about me.
Born 20 September 1970
The First memory.
I lay in my big cradle outside looking at the air.
My left hand moves upward. I watch it.
Light falls upon it. I giggle. The light is playing with me.
I move my hand and see the sunlight dance across it. I giggle again. I have my first play mate.
1975 - 2000
Losing the connection
A: I can see who I am. I see the other world and am slowly beginning to see parts of this.
A: The other world is a lot easier as they understand and know me really well.
B: This world the ones around me do not understand as their own personalities come in the way for them to really see. They can not see my greatness only a five year old who is small and do not understand life as a human.
A: receive teachings that they say is meant for later in life. Which I then will understand. I enjoy their company, and feel ageless with them. Lately then have been talking about my human nature of having it expand further into the human world. I do not like the way they say this. They talk about pulling back in ways that I can not sense or speak with them any longer. I do not at all like this part. They are my close friends who see the true me. Humans do not.
The time has come, as they have told me a few times would. My main teacher and two others say a good bye for now. Saying that they will remove themselves from my senses, but that they will always be there even if I do not sense them. They tell me I need to focus my attention into the human world. I do not want them to leave me in this strange land of misunderstandings of feeling small and out of place. They tell me that they must do so. That I will learn about being human. That I will see them again when the time comes. In front of my eyes they slowly disappear and for the very first time I feel lonely. Having no one.
My first day of school. I wonder how it will be?
My brother wants to come along. He wants to do everything is older brother is doing. If I can so he can, or so he thinks.
I look forward to making new friends at school.
We lived in Mt. Prospect a suburb of Chicago. I went to Indian Grove Elementary school 3rd through 4th grade a few minutes walk from our home in Burning Bush Lane.
I was also a part of Lions the Little League Baseball Team.
I feel strange and a little bit afraid. Baseball is new to me, but it seems like a lot of fun. Many times the coach wants me to just stand still and not swing, because I am not very good at hitting the ball. He hopes that the pitcher will through outside the strike zone so that I can walk to first base. I am good at running, so when I get the chance to run from base to base I run really really fast.
At the end of the season I became more confident and am able to hit the ball more often. I like hitting the ball, much better then just standing and hoping that I will not strike out but getting four balls so that I can walk t the first base. I hit the ball so hard once that I ran all the way to second base. I felt great!
My team also won a trophy this year because there were some really good baseball players on my team so we came to the finales. I remember when it was 3-3 that I was the one who ran to home base so it became 4-3. I think we won by 6-3 or something. I was fun to win a trophy. I played also another season the following year. I felt a lot more confident and played better and hit the ball more often. My brother also became a part of the team this year. Since most of the good players quit after the first season we did not do as well the second year.
1981. The move back to Norway.
We abruptly had to move back to Norway again before the 3 years my parents had planned on living in Chicago had finished. My dad had opened a new office in Chicago for a Norwegian shipping company. They decided to close down the office. We left in the summer when school was out.
I had to leave my best friend, and the kids in the neighborhood, and the school which I had begun to feel comfortable in.
We moved back to Norway again.
I began 4th grade again since there was so much I had missed being away.
I do not want to open up again. We will just move again, like so many times before. This time I will just sit and wait until we move again. I will not open up and get new friends. If they want me as a friend I will say ok. It is so noisy in class. I miss Chicago and my good friend David. I also miss the kids in the neighborhood, also the school which was nice and quiet. Students listened to the teacher there. I learned a lot at Indian Grove School. I do not know how to manage here. I feel alone.
My parents noticed how pulled away I was. They decided on getting us a dog. An English Cocker Spaniel.
We continued living in Oslo. I continued At Vinderen Elementary school. We did not move after two years as our family had become used to. Gradually over years I slowly opened up again. Snoopy became my life saver, my best friend. The one I could share my love with.
Years passed by. I went from Elementary school, to junior high school to senior high school, and finished in 1990.
My parents were going to move back to the US this time Minneapolis to continue their wholesale business of selling various gift items etc to stores all over the US. I decided to come along, my brother decided to stay in Oslo.
Here are some pictures from Minneapolis.
1. Snoopy is sitting outside the main door. 2. PJ – Paal Joachim and Snoopy. This is right before we are leaving for the Norwegian church in downtown Minneapolis. 3. PJ and Snoopy resting together. What a Blessing!
Click to open: The Photographer 2002 - 2003
I began spending more time at the Mindekirken – The Norwegian Church in downtown Minneapolis. And stepped in as the unofficial photographer taking pictures at various events and did layout for their newsletter.
I had a dream…. it guided me pulled at my essence.
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