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I'm Zaknafein (alternatively Malekai), or Espen Arizelas SjĂžberg. I recently graduated from the University of Essex, England. When I'm not studying I am usually with my girlfriend and/or watching a movie.

From 2010 I've only made private movies - except for Revenio -, such as the Essex Archery video (can be seen on facebook), but gamingmovies aren't dead to me. Most likely my next release will be Ep5 or a revamp of Mercenaries.

Occupation: Student
Study: Psychology, BSc, MSc

Primary interests: Rachael, Movies, Archery, Games, Gaming Movies
Secondary interests: Post-apocalyptica, Ott, Ugress, Pava

Currently playing: Mass Effect 3, Settlers 4, Civilization 3, Counter-Strike, Half-Life 2, Mashed

last updates: October 11, 2013

Movies Created:
SFK (2002) - UNRELEASED
EpzLAN (2003)
Ru$Le - Hitbox Collection (2003)
Extreme Days (2003)
Eyeless (2003)
eoLithic (2003) - dubbed "eoLithic Tribute"
M19 (2004) - dubbed "M19 - A Revolution in Gaming"
Green Mean Fight Machine 2 (2004)
Norway: Generation 1.5 (2004) - dubbed "NG15"
Astralis (2004)
underdark - teachers of leetness (2004)
Mercenaries (2004) - released as beta in 2010
Zaknafication (2006)
Dark Soul - Shadow and Flame (2007)
Ballcap (2007)
Style vs Chillside Episode 1-3 (2007)
Where Movies Are Made (2008)
Clinic Afternoons (2008)
Style vs Chillside Episode 4 (2009)
UEAC 2009-2010 Highlight Video (2010)
Revenio (2011)
Trypophobia Blues (2013)


Involvement in other movies:
Exp the Movie 2 (2003)
With: Exp
My role: Edited the introduction sequence

CPL Copenhagen (2004)
With: Zermath
My role: Directing and editing the final round

X-Pec 2 (2004) - CANCELLED(?)
With: Pibbz
My role: Demo recording/supply

CXG Trailer (2004)
With: Hesesses
My role: Stuntman...noob stuntman, actually

SK - Believe (2006)
With: Hesesses
My role: Demo-recording (very small part)

wNv - Surreal
With: Vazze
My role: Mixing soundtrack

Era
With: Pray
My role: V/O

Era 2
With: wray
My role: V/O

Requiem Zero Trailer
With: Anthony
My role: Voice acting


Trailers:
SFK Trailer (2002)
Eyeless Trailer (2003)
Norway: Generation 1.5 Trailer (2004)
Mercenaries Trailer (2004)
Half-Life 2 Fan Trailer (2004)
Zaknafication Teaser (2004)
Underdark 2 Teaser (2005)
Zaknafication Trailer (2006)
Underdark 2 Trailer (2006)
SvsC Ep3 Trailer (2007)
SvsC Ep4 Teaser (2008)
Where Movies Are Made Teaser (2008)
Where Movies Are Made Trailer (2008)
SvsC Ep4 Launch Teaser (2009)
SvsC Ep4 Theatrical Trailer (2009)


[Noticable] Miscellanous videos (29 in total):
Zakna @ HLTV (2003)
eoLithic Bloopers (2003)
Zakna's 1-year Anniversary Movie (2004)
Mercenaries Bloopers (2004)
Alt For Norge ~ "Everything for Norway" (2004)
uZAKlig (2005)
Gather N Shit (2005)
Oblivion (2005)
Snajdan HS (2005)


Several of my most famous movies can be found on www.themovievault.net


Did you know?
- Zaknafein founded MovieMakers in 2003. He was only the leader for about 7 months until he left the group. He handed the leadership responsibilities over to MRZ.
- "eoLithic" and "Oslo By Storm" are 2 different movies
- So is "Astralis" and "Astralis Starlike Gaming"
- And so is "M19" and "M19 - The Revolution is Here 2"
- Parts of Norway: Generation 1.5 and an interview with Zaknafein was featured on Norwegian TV (NRK2).
- The "K." in "Espen K. Sjoberg" stood for Knudsen but was removed in 2008 because of family reasons and does not appear in later releases.
- The name "Zaknafein" comes from R.A. Salvatore's Drizzt Novels, more specifically "Homeland", although the choosing of the nickname was actually accidental. The name was supposed to be Solaufein, a charcter in Baldur's Gate 2, but the name was misremembered. In the end it didn't matter as Solaufein is likely based on Zaknafein anyway.
- Zaknafein's cat, PK, appears in almost every movie he makes. In movies before 2006 he only appears during camera shots that are still, as well PKTV (instead of HLTV). The cat died on September 19, 2009. He was 17 years old.
- SvsC is largely inspired by Ballcap. Ballcap was mostly inspired by the long-lasting notion of PK as a criminal mastermind combined with the huge amount of Eastern Europeans who frequently used to ask Zakna stupid quesitons on mIRC (in very bad English). These were not always Polish, but the Polish ones caught on.
- The logo in his movies is made by Zdenko "DG" Tudor and was made in 3Ds Max. The sounds are from Half-Life 1.
- Espen does Archery at the University of Essex. He has won 4 gold medals and was President in 2010-2011. Upon retiring from the role of President the University awarded him and his girlfriend the "Full Colours" and "Club of the Year" awards in recognition of their contribution to Archery. He is also a licenced coach.
- Zaknafein makes a cameo in Hesesses' trailer for CXG Games as a CT holding a USP (the only one; the rest are holding Colts). He also makes a cameo as an intro stunt extra in Riner's "Obliterate" (Zakna is the one who kills himself latest as the title comes down). The in-eye at the beginning of the Evanescence song in "eoLithic" is also Zaknafein. He is also the CT getting killed in the "eyeless" intro.
ESPEN A. 'ZAKNAFEIN' SJĂžBERG
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NAME: Espen A. SjĂžberg
BORN: 10. August 1985
ORIGIN: Norway
LOCATION: Stavanger
GENDER: Male
MOVIETEAM: Style-Productions
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