Production company Friland Film, headed by Christian Frederik Martin, will be heading to Berlin’s Co-production Market with the TV drama Brotherhood, which was developed by TV2 Norway.
Friland Film has generally focused on feature film, having on worked on projects like Sons of Norway, Pioneer and Headhunters. Brotherhood is their first project developed with TV2 Norway, and is created by author/writer Nikolaj Frobenius (known for Insomnia). The thriller, which is inspired by true events, centres on police investigator Tom Hagen at Oslo Police who becomes heavily involved in organised crime. His secret links to the underground are suddenly challenged and the protection he has built around his family starts to fall apart.
The series is currently in the early stages of financing.
Friland Film will also be pitching a new adventure film called Amundsen, which will be directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave). Amundsen is based on a script by Danish writer Mikael Olsen, and follows Roald Amundsen’s costly polar expedition, his vision and drive to bring his crew to the South Pole in 1910.
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.
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