Eyewell Brings Iceland Crime And Finnish Fantasy To MIPTV

Stockholm-based Eyewell is heading off to Cannes’ MIPTV with the brand new Icelandic crime series The Laval Field from the creators of The Cliff, and the Finnish fantasy series Nymphs that just premiered on MTV3.

“Our ambition is to be increasingly active in TV drama. It’s a thriving business at the moment,” says Managing Director Michael Werner (pictured)

The company’s latest pick up is the 4×45’ crime thriller The Lava Field written by Sveinbjörn I. Baldvinsson (Taxa/Tears of Stone). An independent sequel to the 2009 hit series The Cliff, the series reunites director Reynir Lyngdal (also behind the genre film Frost), main actor Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and producer Snorri Thórisson (Pegasus). “Just like The Cliff, this new series mixes crime with Icelandic mythology, but it has stronger production values,” says Werner.

The main character is Reykjavik crime detective, Helgi Marvin Runarsson who is assigned to work with the local police at the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, on a simple suicide case that proves to be more mysterious than the police first thought. During the course of the investigation Helgi has to overcome various obstacles and faces life-threatening danger. He also has to face his own hidden secrets. The Lava Field will air on RUV in Iceland.

The Finnish fantasy romance Nymphs combining new technology with ancient mythology was launched on the commercial channel MTV3 on March 24 and had a 19-22% share. In Germany, it was launched on the pay-TV channel ProSieben Fun and in Italy on Sky Italia. The Fisher King Production has been licensed to over 50 territories worldwide. Three novels based on The Nymphs universe are available as well as an online computer game. A feature film and second TV series are in development.

Read the full article at the Nordisk Film and TV Fond

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.