Norwegian film incentive gives $2.1 million USD to Paul Greengrass film

The Norwegian film inventive that sees a rebate given to international productions that shoot in Norway has given $2.1 million USD to Paul Greengrass’ new film, Screen reports.

Greengrass’ film will depict the massacre of the 2011 Norwegian terrorist attacks when Anders Breivik attacked Oslo and a youth camp in Utøya, killing a total of 77 people.

Currently, there are two other films being made about Utøya. The first is Erik Poppe’s fictional film U and the second is Swedish director Carl Javér’s documentary Reconstructing Utøya.

Greengrass’ film has been picked up by Netflix and has a total budget of $20m USD.

Two other productions received funding from the film incentive. The first is Christopher McQuarrie’s M:I 6 – Mission Impossible, which was allocated $773,000 USD. The film will be shooting at Prekestolen new Lysefjorden, Norway. The second is The Innocents, a British television series by Farren Blackburn. The film received $110,000 USD.


When the incentive scheme was first announced, Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman received $4.6 million USD and has become something of the poster child for the scheme, which offers a 25% rebate on costs spent in the country for films fully or partly shot in Norway.

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.