Berlinale 2019: Norwegian Drama Series and the Norwegian Film Institute will be visible during the Drama Series Days at Zoo Palast Tuesday, February 12.

  • 10.00-12.30: Co-Pro Series Pitch, Cinema 2, Zoo Palast.
  • 12.30-14.00: Co-Pro Series Networking Get-Together, Super Concept Space, Bikini center.
  • 17.30-18.15: Norwegian Drama – Staying Ahead of the Game. Meet four brand new drama series and the people behind them. Cinema 4, Zoo Palast.
  • 18.15-19.30: ‘Bubble with the Norwegians’. Berlinale Series Lounge.
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Showcase

Tue, Feb. 12 | 17.30-18.15 (18.30)
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Over the last years Norwegian Drama Series have won international awards, and there is an ongoing line up to watch out for. Beyond Nordic Noir, Norwegian creators have managed to diversify their content in ways that engage large audiences. We take a closer look at four innovative and trendsetting Norwegian projects with a distinctive stamp.

All four projects have been participating in NFIs talentprogram New Ways Norway (Nye veier).

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CLONE  The year is 2041. A small spaceship is returning to Earth, carrying some samples from Mars. Fredrik and Eva, a married couple, are the only passengers on board. Early on, Fredrik finds out he is infected by a foreign virus and is not allowed to return home. In desperation, he clones himself in the ship’s 3D printer, and from that moment on an intense and awkward three-way drama plays out between Eva, Fredrik and his clone. 

 

Clone is a funny exploration of an unraveling marriage and two people and one clone's existential identity crises. 

 

Clone is also pitching at Co­Pro Series.

Low­FI, Sci­Fi Sitcom | 10x20 minutes

Creator Ole Giæver

Screenplay Ole Giæver

Producer Maria Ekerhovd for Mer Film

Delivery date TBA

Status In development


 

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HAND MADE is about Elin (40), who owns and runs a fertility clinic with her ex­husband, CC, whom she divorced because he didn’t want to have children. At the clinic they work side by side, with a variety of fertility challenges, and the hopes and despair of their patients. Meanwhile, Elin and her new husband, Bjørn, struggle to become parents...


Fertility Drama | 8x45 minutes

Creator Kathrine Valen Zeiner

Conceptual director Cecilie Mosli

Screenplay Kathrine Valen Zeiner

Producers Nina B. A. Figenschow & Ingunn Sundelin for Tordenfilm

Delivery date TBA

Status In development

 

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DATES IN REAL LIFE When Ida, 22 and unkissed, is dumped by her online boyfriend, her journey to find a partner in the real world begins. Ida has lived her entire social life through screens. Her internet boyfriend Marvin lives in Arizona, and they have never met face to face. When Marvin breaks up because he has started dating IRL, ”in real life,” Ida chooses to create a profile on a dating app. On her journey through a new ”appified” dating culture, we follow Ida’s many attempts to find a partner – and herself.


VR Dramedy | 10x30 minutes

Creator Jakob Rørvik

Screenplay Jakob Rørvik

Producers Synnøve Hørsdal & Ales Ree for Maipo Film

Delivery date TBD

Status In development


 

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VERDEN ER MIN (The World is Mine, preliminary title) Verden er min is a rapsical following  Seinabo, 27, as she tries to rebuild herself after a devastating break up. Set in the epicenter of the Norwegian rap scene, Bergen, Seinabo finds the courage to pursue her dream of becoming a rapper. Sinabo is at heart a true poet. The rap­lyrics reflects her inner thoughts and  becomes the dramatic silver lining of the project.

Look out for a rapsical surprise in Berlin!

Rapsical | TBA

Creator Amy Black Ndiaye

Screenplay Amy Black Ndiaye

Producers Teréz Hollo­-Klausen for Monday Scripted

Delivery date TBA

Status In development

 

Pitching at Co­Pro Series Pitch

Tue, Feb. 12 | 10.00-13.00

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HACKER One night, Norway is at a standstill. Emergency network, power supplies, and governmental servers are down for a whole hour. 

At an office in Oslo, IT-Engineer Theo walks, carrying a hidden hard-drive. Stressed, he nearly runs down a bike courier and asks the courier to deliver his package to a specific man. The courier sees his despair and accepts.

The bike courier is Mia, a 34-year-old Norwegian ex-Climbing Champion who dropped out of University after she lost her fiancé in the Government Quarter terror attack in Oslo, 2011. Now she is trying to get her life back together. The addressee doesn’t want to receive the package. We learn that he is ‘Zero’, one of Norway’s greatest hackers, now dedicated to being a teacher. The mysterious package brings them together, and pulls Mia into a conspiracy, that will be her worst nightmare. What no one expects is that Mia, who initially would have liked to see the terrorist stopped the July 22nd, 2011, over the course of Hacker will become the system’s worst enemy.

Privacy is one of those things you don’t notice – until it is gone. HACKER is a conspiracy thriller that touches on how we use social media and digital tools to make life easier. We trust and give away information, however in the wrong hands it can be misused. 

 

Thriller | 8x45 minutes

Creator Andres J. Riiser

Conceptual director Andres J. Riiser

Screenplay Andreas J. Riiser

Producers Yngve Sæther & Hans­-Jørgen Osnes for Motlys

Delivery date 2021/22

Status In development

 

CloneNY

CLONE  The year is 2041. A small spaceship is returning to Earth, carrying some samples from Mars. Fredrik and Eva, a married couple, are the only passengers on board. Early on, Fredrik finds out he is infected by a foreign virus and is not allowed to return home. In desperation, he clones himself in the ship’s 3D printer, and from that moment on an intense and awkward three-way drama plays out between Eva, Fredrik and his clone. 

 

Clone is a funny exploration of an unraveling marriage and two people and one clone's existential identity crises. 

 

Low­FI, Sci­Fi Sitcom | 10x20 minutes

Creator Ole Giæver

Screenplay Ole Giæver

Producer Maria Ekerhovd for Mer Film

Delivery date TBA

Status In development