Nominated writer: Mette M. Bølstad 

Norway, 2018
Based on a concept by Siv Rajendram Eliassen, after an idea by Synnøve Hørsdal
Nominated writer: Mette M. Bølstad
Directors: Petter Nœss and Pål Jackman
Producers: Synnøve Hørsdal and Ales Ree
Produced by Maipo Film for NRK
Sales: DR Sales

It’s the summer of 1969 in the small coastal town of Stavanger, Northern Europe. International oil companies have been test drilling for years, but nothing has been found and they are in the process of leaving. Stavanger lives off fish, and the North Sea is emptying out. Something has to happen. The town is in crisis.
The night before Christmas 1969, the gas flare at the Ocean Viking is lit. Phillips has found the largest sub sea oil basin in history. And everything is about to change.

Read our interview with Mette M. Bølstad HERE.