Nordisk Film & TV Fund supports new Danish drama

The Nordisk Film & TV Fund has announced production funding to new Danish productions, including the new film by Jonas Elmber, whose latest feature In Real Life (2014), toured the international festival circuit. His new film is titled I am William and is planned to shoot this October. The story follows 11-year-old William, whose parents are both admitted to a psychiatric hospital so he stays with his Uncle Nils. However, Nils likes to drink and gamble, and when he gets into trouble with a local gangster, it is up to William to sort it out. The film is written by award-winning Danish writer Kim Fupz Aakeson, produced by Jakob Høgel and Stine Meldgaard for Meta Film, and will shoot this October. The Nordisk Film & TV Fund has supported the production with €0.1 million.

The Nordisk Film & TV Fund has also provided funding to the tune of €0.2 million to Danish director Lotte Svendsen’s What a Circus, which deals with the consequences of adult conflicts and the ability to forgive, paying homage to the magic of circus and an alternative way of life. Principal photography is set to start soon, and the film is produced by Per Holst’s Asta Film.


Lastly, the fund has also allocating in €2.1 million for Rides Upon the Storm, a new television series produced by Camilla Hammerich for Danish pubcaster DR Drama. The series is co-written by Adam Price (pictured above), Karina Dam and Poul Berg, with Kaspar Munk as concept director. The series is inspired by the myth of Cain and Abel and explores various concepts of faith. Lars Mikkelsen, Ann Eleonora, Simon Sears and Morten Hee Andersen star in the series with the first season to be aired in the autumn of 2017 and the second season in 2018.

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.