Norway’s Masters Degree In Horror Screenwriting Produces First Feature

Archipelago (Skjærgården) is a Norwegian horror movie due to hit cinemas 8th January 2016. Media and Communications lecturer at Oslo University College, Frode Nordås, filmed, directed, edited and distributed the film, whilst the script was written by Jon Anders Klausen as part of his Masters degree in horror screenwriting. Klausen says: "I wrote my Master's thesis in Spring 2010. It is a practical and theoretical study, so half of the course requires some form of (movie) production. When I chose to

The Bridge Season 4 To Be Decided In Spring 2016

Swedish broadcaster SVT has said that it is in discussion about a fourth season of The Bridge, after the third reached a dramatic conclusion over the weekend. SVT Head Of Drama, Christian Wikander, has said that there are ongoing discussions about a new season: "We are in dialogue with production and the writers about a possible season 4. We will make a decision in the spring of 2016." This supports comments made by the show's Danish scriptwriter Nikolaj Scherfig to DR during a

Gåsmamman Sounded Like A Children’s Programme

Producer Bridget Wännström approached Alexandra Rapaport with the idea for Gåsmamman (Mother Goose) a couple of years ago. Alexandra was so taken by it that she got on board as co-producer. Together, Rapaport and Wännström went to sell the series to Kanal 5 and were not afraid to be bold. "I assured them that it would be a cross between Erin Brokovich and Breaking Bad. It was pretty cocky to say that, but I think that we kept to our promise,"

Mammon To Return To Norwegian Screens In January 2016

January 3rd 2016 marks the return of Mammon to Norway with a further eight episodes of intrigue, political power games and a challenge to the media's freedom of expression. In season two, a well-known and controversial journalist is killed. Norway is in shock. Freedom of expression is under attack and the country fears that terror will strike again. The journalist's wife Ellen Claussen (Laura Christensen) and Peter Vera (Jon Øigarden) try to unravel what and why this has happened. The first series

Don Juan Makes History For Sweden With IDFA Win

The winners have been announced in Amsterdam for the 28th IDFA’s Awards. Jerzy Sladkowski’s Don Juan has won the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary, making it the first Swedish film to win the prestigious award. In Don Juan, twenty-two year old Oleg doesn’t live up to his mother Marina’s idea of a real man. She thinks he’s an autistic loafer. He’s enrolled at the University of Nizhny Novgorod and is supposed to be watching online lectures, but his