Norway's Motlys announces slate
EXCLUSIVE: New projects include US family drama from Joachim Trier
Norwegian production outfit Motlys, which is behind Joachim Trier’s Un Certain Regard entry Oslo, August 31st and Cannes market title Turn Me On, Goddamit has revealed details of its forthcoming slate.
Trier is now hatching a US project, Louder Than Bombs. A family drama co-scripted by Eskil Vogt and Trier, the project will start casting soon. The extent of Motlys’ role will be dependent on how the financing is put together.
Meanwhile Vogt, who scripted both Oslo, August 31st and Trier’s earlier film Reprise, is to take the leap into directing with Stockholm Doesn’t Exist for Motlys. The film is a thriller about a man whose girlfriend has disappeared. The girlfriend’s father thinks he is responsible for her going missing.
Motlys is also currently shooting two new films, The Orheim Company from Arild Andresen (The Liverpool Goalie) and sold by NonStop, and Dag Johan Haugerud’s Help.
Sold by The Match Factory, Oslo, August 31st will open in Norway on August 31st, with distribution being handled by Sandrew Metronome.
Turn Me On, Goddamit is sold by Celsius. The film premiered at Tribeca and will now screen at various other festivals including Karlovy Vary.
Motlys was founded nearly 30 years ago by Sigve Endresen. Hans Jørgen Osnes is now set to come on board the company as a full-time producer.