The Danish sales agency LevelK has picked up Cloudboy, a Belgian film with a Nordic twist.
Set between Belgium and Sweden, the twelve-year-old Belgian boy Niilas is sent to stay with his mother in the Swedish Lapland amongst the reindeer-herding Sami people. At first he wants to go back home to his familiar city life, but when a reindeer goes missing he finds himself on a magical adventure in Lapland.
The film, budgeted at $1.7m (€1.6m), was financed by The Flemish Audiovisual Fund, The Tax Shelter of the Belgian Government, Filmpool Nord, Filmcamp, The Netherlands Film Fund, The Netherlands Film Production Incentive and Creative Europe.
Cloudboy is directed by Meikeminne Clinckspoor and will screen at TIFF Kids.