First Pond Entertainment acquires ‘Arctic Superstar’

Distribution company First Pond Entertainment has picked up the Norwegian documentary Arctic Superstar, ScreenDaily reports.

Directed by Simen Braathen, Arctic Superstar follows indigenous Samí rapper Nils Rune Utsi, known as Slincraze, as he dreams of making a living from his music. He raps in an indigenous language spoken by around 20,000 people, and the documentary highlights important issues in the Samí community.

First Pond Entertainment is a distributor for issue-driven documentaries and narratives depicting underrepresented communities and is based in Los Angeles, USA.

Arctic Superstar will screen next at the Nashville Film Festival in April.

You can read our interview with Simen Braathen in the November issue of Cinema Scandinavia. 

Image by Martin Rustad Johansen


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.