New Swedish Christian Fundamentalist Cult Movie in Production

Swedish filmmaker Johan Renck is set to direct There’s Nothing to Be Afraid of, which is based around Swedish Christian fundamentalist cult ‘Livets Ord’ (The Life’s Word), which will be produced by Stockholm-based production company B-Reel Films.

There’s Nothing to Be Afraid Of is based on Johan Heltne’s controversial book set in the 1990s, with centres on Jonathan, a teenager belonging to the cult. He falls in love with Nina while on a trip. Suffering from epileptic seizures, Jonathan starts seeing a psychologist, who questions his faith.

Johan Renck is an established director, having directed high-profile drama series such as BloodlineThe Last Panthers, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. He also directed David Bowie’s music video for ‘Lazarus’ and ‘Blackstar’.

Shooting is due to start at the end of the year.

Info via Variety. 



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.