The first ever series from the Faroe Islands received the Jury Special Prize and Best Actor Prize for Ulrich Thomsen at Tuesday’s awards ceremony.
Created by Faroese-born Torfinnur Jákupsson, the crime series TROM was produced by Rikke Ennis at REinvent Studios in co-production with Kyk Pictures, TrueNorth, ZDF/ARTE, with support among others from Nordisk Film & TV Fond. The show premiered on Viaplay last February.
“I am utterly proud that this first ever Faroese TV series initiated by Torfinnur Jákupsson and based on books by bestselling author Jogvan Isaksen is winning this prestigious award. It has been a memorable journey and we are sincerely thankful for all the support we have had from the Faroese community, Viaplay, DR, BBC, VRT and all the other buyers who believed in us and chose to commit to the series in early stages." said Ennis.
REinvent boarded the project in 2019 and started presenting it to world buyers at the Berlinale CoPro Series platform.
“We are so honoured and proud to win these prizes. We found a little pearl, years ago, and now it will travel the world. We are so grateful to be working with such talented people,” added REinvent’s Sales & Marketing Director Helene Aurø.
REinvent International Sales handles global sales outside the Nordic and Baltic regions, handled by Viaplay Content Sales.
TROM was among nine premium international fiction series selected for the 61st Monte-Carlo Television Festival. The UK thriller series The Tourist picked up three awards for Best Series, Best Creation and the Audience Prize, while Germany’s Martha Liebermann won Best Film.
In the non-fiction category the Best Documentary prize went to Spain’s Erasmus in Gaza. The awards ceremony was held in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Honorary President of the Festival.
Read our interview with TROM creator Torfinnur Jákupsson - CLICK HERE.