New Norwegian television series shooting in Lithuania

The new Norwegian television series The Oil Fund (Oljefondet) is currently shooting in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Produced by Harald Zwart‘s production company Zward Arbeid, the comedy/drama is about the inner circles of the Norwegian oil fund. This is Harald Zwart’s first time producting; having previously directed a number of films including The 12th Man.

The synopsis from the Norwegian Film Institute is:

What would you do if you had 964 717 451 842 US Dollars? The Norwegian Oil Fund deals with this question daily. But how can you be a tough capitalist, yet at the same time be a blue-eyed Scandinavian social democrat?

The series stars Thomas Gullestad and Kathrine Thorborg Johansen.

The project is benefited from the Lithuanian tax incentive scheme offered through the Lithuanian Film Centre. Once the project has finished in Lithuania, it will move to Los Angeles. The release date is set for 2019 on TVNorge.


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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.