Director-writer Kenneth Karlstad is the winner of Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize 2023 for for Kids in Crime.

Kids in Crime
Norway, 8x22’
Nominated writer: Kenneth Karlstad
Co-writer: Audun Fagervold Hansen
Commissioner: TV2 Norge
Produced by: Einar Film Drama
Producers: Brede Hovland, Teodor Sven Bø & Pål Kruke Kristiansen
Director: Kenneth Karlstad
Sales: Federation Studios
Premiere: November 25, 2022

Kids in Crime is an unusual coming-of-age series, set in the year 2001. The series is about the three teens, Tommy, Pål and Monica, who get into trouble after incurring a large debt to the local drug lord Freddy Hell. In the midst of this chaos, they move into a house, to party and use as much drugs as possible. But all parties come to an end, and this particular end could be bloody.

The jury's motivation:
“We have based our evaluation on three main criteria: craft, relevance, and originality. Kids in Crime has it all. This story is based on a true universe from a certain time. The authenticity, honesty, brutality and friendship drive the story and engage the audience. Accuracy, details, music, it’s all in the script.”