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The Norwegian Film Institute chips in €2.5 million for TV series

Published: 04/04/2017 | Edited: 06/04/2017

The NFI supports Norwegian pubcaster NRK’s The Profiteer, Zombie Lars and commercial broadcaster TV2’s Forty, Fat and Finished.

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The Norwegian Film Institute has allocated €2.1 million (NOK 19 million) for three television series, which will be aired by the country’s leading broadcasters, and €0.4 million (NOK 3.9 million) for five film and TV co-productions with foreign companies.

The Profiteer

The top amount (€1.3 million) went to The Profiteer (Profitøren), created by Norwegian screenwriter Lars Gudmestad and director Hanne Larsen, for Feelgood Scene, Film & TV. Norwegian pubcaster NRK will air the thriller series about a researcher, whose life is jeopardised, when she discloses that a big shipping company has built its fortunes on brutal war crimes.

Zombie Lars

Zombie Lars received €0.5 million production funding for its second and third seasons of the fantasy series for children and young audiences about learning how to accept otherness. The series is created by Norway’s  Thomas Torjussen and Gisle Halvorsen, for Tordenfilm, and transmitted by NRK Super.

Forty, Fat and Finished

Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2’s Forty, Fat and Finished will shoot its second season of embarrassing humour and everyday drama. Norwegian actress Linn Skåber stars in the show, which was granted €0.2 million through Norwegian director Line Fougner Christensen and Seafood TV.

€0.4 million for five minority productions

Co-productions subsidised include Pony and Pigeonboy – a feature based on a popular Finnish children’s book, produced by Norway’s Cinenord Kidstory and Finland’s Pohjola-Filmi; My Grandpa Is an Alian, a feature adventure about a friendship between a girl and a robot from outer space, staged by Filmbin and Croatia’s Studio dim d.o.o.

History of Love, a feature following a teenage girl who after her mother’s death finds out she has had a relationship to a musical conductor, realised by Incitus Film and director Sonja Prosenc, with Slovenia’s Monoo. Reconstructing Utøya, a documentary, where five survivors of the 2011 massacre talk about their experiences, produced by Polarfox with Sweden’s Vilda Bomben.

Finally Boys Who Like Girls, a documentary depicting women’s fight for equality in India, which Gammaglimt will produce with Finland’s NapaFilms Oy. 

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