Panelists set to discuss the crime series on September 8 comprise creator Torfinnur Jákupsson, producer Jón Hammer, sales & marketing director Helene Aurø and financial controller Benedetta Sandri.
To take part in the online Nordic Talents (September 8-9) and watch ‘Trom’s Nordic Journey’ case study webinar on Wednesday September 8
Register HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_At4q7mVZQYKxbwiSnm7aBQ
The online case study will be moderated by seasoned UK TV executive Dominic Schreiber, SVP of Co-Productions and Acquisitions at the leading media group Newen Connect.
Besides handling scripted co-productions across the group, Schreiber oversees the acquisition of scripted series from indie producers in English-speaking territories, as well as Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. He also oversees drama series for Newen’s subsidiary Reel One Entertainment.
First fiction series from the Faroe Islands
Produced by REinvent Studios, Denmark, with Faroese-based Kyk Pictures for Nent Group’s streaming service Viaplay, the six-part crime show Trom marks the first ever TV series coming out of the exotic Faroe Islands.
The series created and co-written by Torfinnur Jákupsson, is adapted from Jógvan Isaksen’s crime novels. Concept director Kasper Barfoed (Dicte-Crime Reporter, Below the Surface) is sharing the directing duties with Iceland’s Davíd Óskar Ólafsson (The Valhalla Murders). In the title role as journalist Hannis Martinsson who investigates the sudden disappearance of an animal rights activist, is Danish star actor Ulrich Thomsen. The premiere on Viaplay is set for 2022.
During the Nordic Talents’ case study, Torfinnur Jákupsson will explain the journey from idea to final script. REinvent Studios’ sales & marketing director Helene Aurø, financial controller Benedetta Sandri and KYK Pictures’ Jón Hammer, will go through the financing structure and challenges of creating an ambitious Nordic crime show, set in a remote setting and burgeoning filming environment.
Panellists will be available to answer questions after the online discussion.
Participants are invited to send their questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or take part in the Zoom chat.
The Trom case study will be one of the highlights of the 21st Nordic Talents, with the pitching of 15 projects from 18 Nordic graduation film students, vying for the NOK 250,000 Nordic Talents Pitch Prize and NOK 50,000 Special Mention. To read about the Pitch Competition lineup CLICK HERE.
This year’s Nordic Talents jury consists of Iranian-born writer/director Milad Alami, based in Sweden, producer Karoline Leth of Zentropa Denmark, producer/filmmaker Elli Toivoniemi of Tuffi Films Finland, Norwegian actress/writer/director Cecilie Mosli, and Steven Meyers, script consultant at the Icelandic Film Centre and film educator.
Other high points at Nordic Talents include:
The annual Nordic Talents organised by Nordisk Film & TV Fond is a popular platform for talent scouting, and stepping stone into the film and TV industry for freshly graduated film students.
Previous winners of the Nordic Talents Pitch prize and Special Mention include May el-Toukhy, Milad Alami, Gustav Möller, Hlynur Pálmason, Marja Pyykkö and Maria Bäck.
For further details about Nordic Talents, CLICK HERE
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