Norwegian landscape interests Indian filmmakers


We all know Norway is ridiculously beautiful, and now Indian filmmakers have their eyes on Norway as a backdrop for their films – thanks to the new incentive.

Norway has a new incentive of up to 25% subsidy on the cost of shooting a film on its soil, something the film adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman has already taken advantage of.

“Stunning, un-spoilt nature, the fjords, the mountains and picturesque towns are a perfect recipe that Norway offers to the Indian film industry. The movies shot in Norway have used only a small part of our locations so far, and we have many, many more locations to offer,” Kamsvag noted.

India filmmakers have already reacted to this announcement with enthusiasm as Anish Tejeswar-starrer Akira has become the first Kannada film ever to be shot there.

“It was an incredible experience to be at the locations in Norway that are so untouched, new and beautiful,” Anish said of Norway during the recent audio release of the upcoming film.

“Norway is entering the Indian films market slowly, but has a lot to offer. I am sure seeing Indian actors doing dance steps in freezing temperatures is a new experience for Norwegians, but our partners there have already started enjoying the charm of Indian cinema,” Richard Wallace (Richie), international locations coordinator for ‘Akira’, said.

Quotes via IBN Live


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.