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HAUGESUND 2020 New Nordic Films

Isabella Eklöf, Teemu Nikki e Fridrik Thor Fridriksson presentano nuove idee al Nordic Co-Production Market


- 16 nuovi progetti in sviluppo verranno proposti al mercato di coproduzioni, che inizia oggi al New Nordic Films industry days del festival norvegese

Isabella Eklöf, Teemu Nikki e Fridrik Thor Fridriksson presentano nuove idee al Nordic Co-Production Market
La regista Isabella Eklöf (© Fredrik Sandberg/TT/Ritzau Scanpix/Arkiv)

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18 directors and 23 main producers are involved in the 16 projects in development presented at the 15th edition of the Nordic Co-Production and Finance Market, taking place from 18 to 21 August. The magic number is seven, as in minutes given each project to charm producers, investors, funds, agents and others into co-production collaborations. As with most 2020 Haugesund industry events, both on-site and online participation is possible, including one-to-one meeting arrangements.

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Iceland’s veteran Fridrik Thor Fridriksson co-directs Loss with Ari Alexander Ergis Magnusson, a tale of old age and life regrets, produced by Fridriksson and Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir for Spellbound Productions. Also from Iceland is Hannes Þór Halldórsson, renowned goalkeeper in the national Icelandic football team, preparing his first directorial feature – a crime story called Cop Secret [+leggi anche:
intervista: Hannes Þór Halldòrsson
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. Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir will produce for Pegasus Pictures.

Finland’s Teemu Nikki, fresh from the success of Euthanizer [+leggi anche:
intervista: Teemu Nikki
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and seemingly wasting little time (he also presents a project in post production in this years’ Work in Projects programme) is developing Snot and Splash, a tale of two boys, strange holes and a demented dentist. It’s Alive Films and Jani Pösö produce with Ari Matikainen. The two other Finnish contenders are both projects from Leila Lyytikäinen and Elina Pohjola’s Citizen Jane ProductionsAlli Haapasalo’s teen story Friday and Markus Lehmuruusu’s The Squirrel, a tale of friendship between man and… squirrel.

There is also new material from Isabella Eklöf of Holiday [+leggi anche:
intervista: Victoria Carmen Sonne
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fame. In Kalak, the Swedish-born, Denmark-based director employs a Greenland setting for a generation study between a troubled, narcissistic man and his stoic daughter. Marie Møller Kjeldgaard produces for Manna Film. Sweden’s Isabella Carbonell envisions a grim story of human trafficking, Dogborn, produced by Farima Karimi, David Herdies and Erik Andersson for Momento Film. Åsa Kalmér’s Room for Travellers deals with an adopted woman seeking out her biological mother, produced by Johan Körner and Christer Nilson for GötaFilm. Sweden’s third submission, Annika Aspelin’s Tuesday Club, begins with a divorce but gradually regains hope. Production is handled by Jessica Ask and Åsa Karlsson at Anagram Produktion.

Norway’s contenders include Malecón, an Oslo-Cuba-set gangster dramedy directed by Jan Vardøen and produced by Beacon Isle’s Christine Robsahm, Christian Lo’s Viking tale Ravengirl, produced by Nicholas Sando for Filmbin, and Resistance, a story of modern colonisation by Dalia Huerta Cano and Caj Cojoc with production by Elisa Pirir for Mer Film. Sergei Serpuhov’s Tiger Martindale’s Survival Experts is a Latvian coming of age story produced by Pavel Gummenikov for Baltic Pine Films.

Norwegian Dream by Leiv Igor Devold, a Norwegian-Polish co-venture, has main production by Spætt Film’s Håvard W. Gossé. For Mister, director Emily Atef and producer Xénia Maingot of Eaux Vives Productions have co-partners from France, Germany, Luxembourg and Norway. The Scars of Ali Boulala [+leggi anche:
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, a Swedish-Norwegian skateboard (mis)adventure completes the line-up; Max Eriksson directs, Mario Adamsson and Ashley Smith produce for Sisifos Film Production.

The selected projects:

Cop Secret – Hannes Þór Halldórsson (Iceland)
Producer: Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir (Pegasus Pictures)

Dogborn – Isabella Carbonell (Sweden)
Producers: Farima Karimi, David Herdies, Erik Andersson (Momento Film)

Friday – Alli Haapasalo (Finland)
Producers: Leila Lyytikäinen, Elina Pohjola (Citizen Jane Productions)

Kalak – Isabella Eklöf (Denmark)
Producer: Marie Møller Kjeldgaard (Manna Film)
Co-producers: David Herdies, Emile Hertling (Momento Film), Péronard & Pipaluk K. Jørgensen (Polarama Greenland)

Loss – Ari Alexander Ergis Magnusson, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson (Iceland)
Producers: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir (Spellbound Productions)
Co-producer: Egil Ødegård (Evil Doghouse Productions)

MalecónJan Vardøen (Norway)
Producer: Christine Robsahm (Beacon Isle)

Mister – Emily Atef (France/Germany/Luxembourg/Norway)
Producer: Xénia Maingot (Eaux Vives Productions)
Co-producers: Nicole Gerhards (Niko Film), Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film), Maria Ekerhovd (Mer Film)

Norwegian Dream – Leiv Igor Devold (Norway/Poland)
Producer: Håvard W Gossé (Spætt Film)
Co-producers: Bartek Glinski, Maciek Hamela (Impakt Film)

Ravengirl – Christian Lo (Norway)
Producer: Nicholas Sando (Filmbin)
Co-producer: Elisabeth Kvithyll (Nordisk Film)

Resistance – Dalia Huerta Cano, Caj Cojoc (Norway):
Producer: Elisa Pirir (Mer Film)

Room for Travelers – Åsa Kalmér (Sweden)
Producers: Johan Körner, Christer Nilson (GötaFilm)
Co-producer: Pamela Guinea (Cine Murcielag)

The Scars of Ali Boulala [+leggi anche:
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– Max Eriksson (Sweden/Norway)
Producers: Mario Adamsson, Ashley Smith (Sisifos Film Production)
Co-producer: Anita Norfolk (Folkfilm)

Snot and Splash – Teemu Nikki (Finland/Belgium)
Producers: Jani Pösö, Ari Matikainen (It’s Alive Films)
Co-producer: Jörgen Andersson (Doppelgänger), Nicolas George (Les Films du Carré), Umedia

The Squirrel – Markus Lehmusruusu (Finland/Lithuania/Sweden)
Producers: Leila Lyytikäinen, Elina Pohjola (Citizen Jane Productions)
Co-producers: Lukas Trimonis (InScript), Jesper Kurlandsky (Fasad)

Tiger Martindale’s Survival Experts – Sergei Serphuov (Latvia)
Producer: Pavel Gummenikov (Baltic Pine Films)

Tuesday Club – Annika Appelin (Sweden)
Producers: Jessica Ask, Åsa Karlsson (Anagram Sweden)
Co-producers: Jenny Stiernströmer Björk (SF Studios), Peter Possne (Film I Väst)

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