Norwegian producer Sveinung Golimo, of Oslo-based production outfit Filmkameratene, and for six years Chairman of the Norwegian Film and TV Producers’ Association, on April 1st had his first day as Executive Director of the production and development department at the Norwegian Film Institute.
Golimo, who has signed a six-year contract, succeeded Ivar Køhn, who has become new head of drama at Norwegian pubcaster NRK.
Educated at Norwegian Film School
Educated at the Norwegian National Film School at Lillehammer, Golimo has worked for Filmkameratene – today 50%-50% owned by founder John M Jacobsen and SF Norge – since 2001. His productions include Norwegian directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg’s WW2 resistance film, Max Manus, which sold more than 1.1 million tickets domestically and André Øvredal’s mockumentary Troll Hunter (Trolljegeren).
Chief of daily operations at Filmkameratene, Golimo has up until now been involved in the productions of Norwegian directors Hallvard Bræin’s Burning (Børning), Grethe Bøe’s Operation Arctic (Operasjon Arktis), and Per Olav Sørensen NOK 75 million, 6x45min TV series, The Battle for Heavy Water (Kampen om tungtvannet), a Norwegian-Danish-Swedish-UK project.
As Executive Director of the department of production and development at the Norwegian Film Institute, the 38-year-old producer will join the institute’s management team with new CEO Sindre Guldvog.