Danish production company Beo Starling working on three new genre films

The Danish production company Beo Starling is producing three new genre films, the Nordic Film & TV Fund reports.

First in the lineup is Cutterhead by Rasmus Kloster Bro. Pitched as a ‘work in progress’ at the Norwegian International Film Festival in 2016, the survival drama follows three characters with different backgrounds: a middle-class Dane called Rie, a Portuguese miner called Ivo and Bharan, a worker from Eritrea. The three of them are stuck twenty metres underground following an accident at a Copenhagen Metro constructions site.

This film was made as part of the Danish Film Institute’s New Danish Screen Sketch scheme. The film was shot in a documentary style with a mix of actors and real-life workers and the story grew from reality. The film will be released in autumn 2017.

Also supported by the New Danish Screen is Teenage Jesus. Directed by Maria Grahtø, the film has been or Cinéfondation’s L’atelier in Cannes and has received development support from the Nordic Film & TV Fund’s Nordic Genre Boost. The film goes into production next winter.

Last is a new horror film directed by experienced scriptwriter by Jens Dahl, who is about to release Three Things in Danish cinemas. Bad Desire deals with stem cell research and the search for eternal youth. It follows Rose, an ambitious elite jumping rider engaged to wealthy William. Suspecting him of infidelity, she follows him to the family-owned dairy. In the basement, she discovers a nightmarish complex of cells where young women are held and abused.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.