Lene (30) suffers from severe anorexia. Since the age of ten she has been hiding from the Norwegian Health Care System. Then she taught herself the art of photography.  

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Speranza Film AS
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Norwegian Film Institute
Fritt Ord
Viken Filmsenter
Margreth Olin


  • Katja Høgset

    Katja Høgset graduated from Lillehammer University College as a documentary film director in 2014 . Her graduation film The Best was screened at several festivals in Norway. Since then she has been working in Speranza Film, making her debut documentary feature Isolation Row in 2018. It reached an audience 600 000 on national television, and it created national debate and political change.   

    Katja Høgset
  • Espen Wallin

     Espen Wallin is a Norwegian photographer who has published his documentary images, portraits and works in major Norwegian magazines. Lately, he has been focusing on filming and has done several music videos and commercials for social media. He has also been working with Lene Marie Fossen for eight years and has through that relationship earned an exclusive and unique position to capture the essence of her work.  

    Espen Wallin
  • Margreth Olin

    Margreth Olin (b. 1970) studied media and mass-communication at the University of Bergen and the University of Oslo, and media, journalism and documentary filmmaking at Volda University College. She made her debut as documentary filmmaker with her graduation film In the House of Love in 1994. Her first feature length documentary, In the House of Angels (1998), garnered Olin (among several other awards) her first National Film Award Amanda for Best Documentary in 1999. She has since written and directed several award-winning documentaries, including My Body (2002) and the feature length Raw Youth (2004). Among many other awards and accolades, My Body won Olin her second Amanda for Best Documentary in 2002, while Raw Youth was nominated for the same award, as well as for the European Film Awards in 2005.

    Olin has also directed fiction film, making her debut in this field with the short film Gluttony, as part of the portmanteau film The Seven Deadly Sins in 2000. Her first feature fiction film, The Angel, premiered in 2009 and was another tour de force from Olin, winning over the critics, audience and award-juries alike. The highly acclaimed drama was also selected as the Norwegian candidate for the 2010 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

    Olin is also the managing director of Norwegian production company Speranza Film AS, producing both shorts, feature films and television series'. She is also a highly sought after lecturer, both in Norway and abroad, often focusing on topics from her films, and techniques of storytelling.

    Margreth Olin


Lene Marie Fossen


Katja Høgset
Espen Wallin
Margreth Olin
Margreth Olin
Katja Høgset
Helge Billing
Espen Wallin
Øystein Mamen

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