The Norwegian director Ole Giaever has received funding from the Norwegian Film Institute for his new web-series Clone.
Clone is set in the year 2041. A spaceship is on its way back to earth with married couple Fredrik and Eva on board. Along the way, Fredrik detects that he is infected with a foreign virus and is not allowed to return home. Out of desperation, he clones himself with the ship’s 3D printer, and this creates an embarrassing triangle of drama.
The series will be a comedy as it explores the existence of two people and one clone’s existential identity crises.
Clone received funding from the ‘New Road Scheme’, which is a talent development scheme designed to stimulate artistic insight and development. Ole Giaever is a well-established Norwegian director known for his complex and insightful films – his most recent From the Balcony explored a filmmakers place in the universe from a balcony, Out of Nature (2014) was quintessentially Norwegian as a man heads to nature to better understand himself, and Giaever’s first film Mountain (2011) follows two women who hike the same mountain that their young child had previously died on.
No release date has been announced.