Tue. Mar 21st, 2023

Filmmakers Milad Alami (“Opponent,” “When the Mud Settles”), Kasper Barfoed (“The Chestnut Man,” “Trom”) and up-and-coming creatives Emma Sehested Høed and Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen are among the Scandi abilities plotting initiatives for the brand new Danish manufacturing banner Uma Movie, previously Good Firm Movies.

The Copenhagen-based shingle is run by three pedigreed feminine producers with a stable observe file in Danish drama collection and options. Stinna Lassen has produced for the Danish pubcaster DR their greatest hit within the final six-to-seven years,“Carmen Curlers”, underneath the highlight at this week’s Göteborg’s TV Drama Imaginative and prescient as contender for the Nordic Movie & TV Fond Prize for finest screenplay of a Nordic collection. Her earlier productions absorb Alami’s acclaimed characteristic debut “The Charmer” and collection “When the Mud Settled.”

Lassen’s colleagues Claudia Saginario and Marie-Louise Gyldenkrone had been respectively producer and line producer on one other DR’s smash native and worldwide hit,“Cry Wolf.”

Uma Movie’s fourth associate, who serves as govt producer and chairman of the board, is Denmark’s heavyweight movie mogul and cultural character Vibeke Windeløv, credited for greater than 40 productions together with Lars von Trier’s “Breaking the Waves” and “Dogville” and Susanne Bier’s “Love is All You Want.”

Discussing Uma Movie’s DNA, Lassen says the producer-driven outfit’s ambition is to create prime quality participating content material for a neighborhood and international viewers, primarily long-form fiction, but additionally characteristic movies. 

“All of us come from options, however today our space of experience is premium collection and we simply love doing it!” says the high-powered 39-year-old. 

Whereas Denmark is slowly recovering from the streaming disaster that paralysed the scripted enterprise all through 2022 and price the native business an estimated $200 million, Lassen says Uma Movie was fortunate to have a handful of initiatives within the works earlier than the battle kickstarted between Netflix, TV 2 Denmark, Viaplay and Danish creatives’ union reps.

“Improvement of drama collection was virtually useless for all 2022 and it’ll take time for the manufacturing wheel to get totally going once more right here,” admits Lassen, who says her firm will produce fewer reveals the subsequent couple of years, however of very prime quality, subsequent to chose options with prime expertise.

Headlining Uma Movie’2023 slate is the YA brief type comedy “Killjoy,” set to premiere on TV 2 Denmark on March 26. The quirky six-part-series activates the younger Nanna who resides the seemingly good life with the proper associate, till she is confronted with the truth that she truly fakes all her orgasms. That harsh fact triggers a determined seek for launch in all facets of her life.

Toplining the present as Nanna is Emma Sehested Høgh (“The Orchestra,” “The Cake Dynasty”) who serves as co-creator with helmer Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen.

“Emma and Jennifer are massively proficient new voices to look at. We’re tremendous proud to be working with them on this daring younger grownup present that may attraction to feminine viewers across the globe,” Lassen stated.

The remainder of the ensemble Danish solid takes in Gustav Giese (“Prisoner,”“Northwest”), Lila Nobel (“Cry Wolf,” “Elvira”) and Thomas Hwan (“The Chestnut Man,” “Observe the Cash”). 

In addition to “Killjoy”, which is main TV 2 Denmark’s revamped wager On YA drama, Uma Movie is in closing levels of improvement with the broadcaster’s upcoming flagship drama “Danefæ” (the English title TBC), created by author Lars Ok. Andersen (“The Legacy”, “Norskov”, “Flame & Citron”). Barfoed will direct. 

The six episode, 45-minute present weighs in as a wedding drama, paired with an archaeological homicide thriller. The story revolves across the archaeologist Ester, who has uncared for her personal profession, whereas married to the good professor Michael Toksvig. That is about to alter when she stumbles upon an archaeological discover from the Vikings Age, which turns the historical past of Denmark the other way up and places her personal marriage abruptly at stake.

Lassen stated the collection, to be produced with Nordic and European companions, is because of begin filming this fall. 

On the characteristic aspect, Uma Movie is making ready Alami’s subsequent Danish mission after the Berlinale Panorama-bound “Opponent.” “No Youngster Left Behind” will reunite Lassen and Alami with “The Charmer” author Ingeborg Topsøe. The practical drama, turning on gang violence and crime – which is crippling lots of Sweden and Denmark’s deprived suburbs – might be constructed as a serious European co-production. 

Elsewhere, Lassen is ending the shoot of DR Drama’s “Carmen Curlers” Season 2, serving as govt producer. 

“I’ve had an excellent collaboration with creator-writer Mette Heeno and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from the Danish viewers,”,she stated, citing the robust scores common of 1.2 common mixed viewers on DR for the unique present. Season 2 is scheduled to bow on DR later this yr. “Carmen Curlers” is repped internationally by DR Gross sales. 

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