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FUNDING / DOC/FIC

Erik Poppe, Baltasar Kormákur, Cecilie Mosli, Max Kestner among Fund recipients

21 NOVEMBER 2022

TOUCH, Egill Olafsson / PHOTO: Lilja Jons

In its October round of support Nordisk Film & TV Fond has allocated NOK 9.2m in production support to two fiction films, two documentaries and a drama series.

PRODUCTION SUPPORT

Feature Films

  • Quisling
    Grant: NOK 3,000,000
    Recipient: Paradox, Norway
    Producer: Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B, Kvae
    Director: Erik Poppe
    Writers: Siv Rajendram Eliassen, Anne Bach-Wiig, Ravn Lanesskog
    Key cast: Gard B. Eidsvold, Anders Danielsen Lie,
    Domestic distribution: SF Studios
    Sales: REInvent
    Logline: In a dark cell, the priest Peder Olsen encounters Vidkun Quisling, the infamous Nazi collaborator and traitor, now a degraded, bitter, monstrous and combative man. The meeting develops into a psychological boxing match about truth, faith, ideology, sin, forgiveness and salvation.

    The period drama is Poppe’s fourth feature about the frailty of democracy after A Thousand Times Good Night, The King’s Choice and Utøya, July 22. (See our separate story CLICK HERE).

    The film is co-produced by SF Studios Production Sweden, SF Studios Production Denmark, Film i Väst, with co-financing from TV2 Norway, TV4/C More, support from the Norwegian film Institute and the Danish Film Institute. Filming is currently underway in Oslo and a second filming block will start again in the spring 2023, according to producer Finn Gjerdrum. A TV version will follow the feature film release in 2024.


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Erik Poppe, Baltasar Kormákur, Cecilie Mosli, Max Kestner among Fund recipients

Quisling, Gard Eidsvold, Anders Danielsen Lie / PHOTO: Agnete Breun/Paradox
  • Touch (Snerting)
    Grant: NOK 2,500,000
    Recipient: RVK Studios, Iceland
    Producers: Agnes Johansen, Baltasar Kormákur
    Director: Baltasar Kormákur
    Writers: Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson, Baltasar Kormákur
    Key cast: Egill Olafsson, Kōki, Masahiro Motoki, Palmi Kormákur, Sigurdur Ingvarsson
    Domestic distribution: Sena
    Logline: In the early days of the pandemic, Kristofer, a retired chef spontaneously sets off on a journey, trying to get to the bottom of a mystery that has been haunting him ever since his Japanese lover mysteriously vanished from London 50 years earlier.

    The romantic drama based on Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson’s best-selling novel is being produced by Kormákur’s RVK Studios, in collaboration with the UK’s Good Chaos, headed by Mike Goodridge. Co-financiers include Focus Features which will handle the US distribution, and Universal Pictures International, in charge of international distribution outside Iceland, handled by Sena. The film has also received support from the Icelandic Film Centre and Iceland 35% filming incentives.

    Filming started in September in London, and continues in Iceland and Japan - see our separate story: CLICK HERE
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Erik Poppe, Baltasar Kormákur, Cecilie Mosli, Max Kestner among Fund recipients

Touch, Mitsuki Kimura, Baltasar Kormakur, Palmi Kormakur / PHOTO: Lilja Jons

Drama Series

  • Nemesis
    Format: 6x42’
    Grant: NOK2.4 million
    Recipient: The Oslo Company, Norway
    Producers: Jon Peder Olrud, Mikkel Jersin, Line Winther Skyum Funch
    Writers: Camilla Ahlgren, Hilde Susan Jægtnes, Jenny Lund Madsen
    Director: Cecilie Mosli
    Commissioner: TBA
    Logline: Nemesis is the story of a mother, who takes matters into her own hands when her son is murdered and justice suffers under international politics. The film is produced with Denmark’s Snowglobe and Sweden’s Nordic Drama Queens. Further details TBA.

Documentaries

  • Bravehearts (Joannahuset)
    Grant: NOK 500,000
    Recipient: Hansen & Pedersen, Denmark
    Producer: Malene Flindt Pedersen
    Director: Mette Korsgaard
    Domestic distribution: TV2 Denmark
    Logline: A film about children with parents unfit for parenthood, all fighting to be heard in a system that does not listen. At Joannahuset, Denmark's only crisis centre for children and youngsters, they are met with respect, a helping hand and a warm bed.

    In the fly-on-the-wall documentary, Korsgaard will be following mainly three of the young people, fighting to be heard. Bravehearts is co-produced by WG Film in Sweden, with co-financing from TV2 Denmark, SVT, VGTV, The Egmont Fund, support from the Danish Film Institute among others. The film in post-production, should be ready for the spring 2023.
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Erik Poppe, Baltasar Kormákur, Cecilie Mosli, Max Kestner among Fund recipients

Bravehearts / PHOTO: Mariehald JOANNA 14 1
  • Beast
    Grant: NOK800,000
    Recipient: Bullitt Film, Denmark
    Producer: Vibeke Vogel
    Director: Max Kestner
    Domestic distribution: TV2 Denmark
    Logline: BEAST combines a scientific vantage point with existential thoughts based on one of Denmark’s most turbulent scandals – the blatant killing of a healthy giraffe in a zoo. It’s a film about humanity’s place in the world. The film is in early stages of production, with a delivery set for 2024.

DISTRIBUTION AND DUBBING SUPPORT

Distribution

  • NOK 400,000 in slate distribution support to Øst for Paradis, Denmark for the release of the Finnish film The Woodcutter Story, upcoming Swedish creative documentary And then the king said, what a Fantastic Machine! by Axel Danielson and Maximilien van Aertryck, as well as the Norwegian film Listen Up! by Kaveh Tehrani.
  • NOK 250,000 in slate distribution support to Bíó Paradís, Iceland for the release of the Swedish animated film The Ape Star, the Danish thriller Speak No Evil and Danish crime thriller Holy Spider.
  • NOK 250,000 to Ymer Media, Norway for the release of the Danish family film All I Want for Christmas 3.
  • NOK160,000 to Scanbox Entertainment, Denmark for the release of the Swedish film The Year I Started Masturbating.
  • NOK 150,000 to Folkets Bio, Sweden for the release of the Norwegian animated film Titina.
  • NOK 150,000 to Studio Entertainment, Sweden for the release of the Danish film Rose.
  • NOK 50,000 to Myndform, Iceland for the release of the Finnish animated film The Exploits of Moominpappa.
  • NOK 30,000 to Reel Pictures, Denmark for the release of the Icelandic film Beautiful Beings.

Dubbing

  • NOK 270,000 to SF Studios, Sweden for the dubbing into Danish, Finnish and Norwegian of the family film Jerrymaya’s Detective Agency-The Riddle of the Scorpion.
  • NOK 130,000 to Ymer Media, Norway for the dubbing into Norwegian of the Danish family film All I Want for Christmas 3.
  • NOK 90,000 to Myndform, Iceland for the dubbing into Icelandic of the Finnish animated film The Exploits of Moominpappa.
  • NOK 90,000 to Bíó Paradís for the dubbing into Icelandic of the Swedish animated film The Ape Star.

INDUSTRY INITIATIVES SUPPORT

  • NOK 200,000 to Filmby Aarhus for THIS & Aarhus Series Festival
  • NOK 120,000 to the Danish Writers Guild (Danske Dramatikere) for the World Conference of Screenwriters 2022.
  • NOK 90,000 to Norsk Aniimasjonsforum for the Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2022.
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