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Norwegian YouTubers readying first feature film

Norwegian comedians Preben Fjell and Dennis Vereide, known on YouTube as Prebz and Dennis, are about to launch their first feature film titled Prebz and Dennis: The Movie.

Prebz and Dennis started on YouTube in 2012 along with their sidekicks, Sondre Mogård and Ruben Vareide, and immediately became Norway’s top YouTube stars. Prebz originally started on his own, but when he met Dennis, they moved into a commune in Bamle together with Mogård and Vareide, where they made their YouTube videos. Since their YouTube success, they have had their own programmes on State-owned Norwegian radio broadcaster NRK P3 and commercial broadcasters TV2 and TV3.

Prebz og Dennis: The Movie is being made by Norwegian screenwriter and director Kaspar Synnevåg, a London Film School graduate who has so far made five shorts. The comedy will be about friendship, love and competition between friends. It’ll follow Preben and Dennis, who are in Iceland among the volcanos where a local fortune-teller has told them something terrible will happen. At the same time, Preben is about to meet his biggest challenge ever: climbing a mountain with a 60kg backpack; Dennis and his friends are helping him with the preparations, while Dennis himself is having problems with his girlfriend.

Here’s a video from their YouTube:

 

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.