In the October round of support the Nordisk Film and TV Fund has given production grants to the Norwegian drama series Monster, animated series Vitello and documentary Little Yellow Boots.
Monster is an NRK drama series that takes place in the most northern part of Norway. Jakob Oftebro plays lead character Joel Dreyer, an investigator from Oslo who is sent to Finnmark to work on a crimescene. He feels like a fish out of water in the remote community where he has to collaborate with local investigator Helle Gilbert (Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes), an old sheriff (Bjørn Sundquist) while dealing with the matriarch Margot van Gemert (Gørild Mauseth), head of a criminal enterprise. The series is directed by Anne Sewitsky (Homesick) and written by Hans Christian Storrøsten.
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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