John M Jacobsen (source: http://www.videomagasinet.no/)

John M Jacobsen (source: http://www.videomagasinet.no/)

The Norwegian Film Institute has announced its latest round of production support, and has funded three family films and one political thriller. ‘The first real political thriller made in Norway’ is how Norwegian producer John M Jacobsen describes director Stig Svendsen’s Kings Bay. The film is about a mining accident on Svalbard in 1962, which later forced the Social Democratic government to resign. But was this an accident? Svendsen wrote the screenplay for Jacobsen and Marcus Brodersen to produce. SF Norge will launch the film in January 2017.

Read more about the funding at the Norwegian Film Institute