Norwegian road movie, about a man who sets out to kidnap the founder of Ikea, sold to Europe and Asia.
TrustNordisk has secured sales of Here Is Harold, first shown in Cannes as a three-minute promo.
The feature has been sold to Germany (NFP), Japan (Nikkatsu Corporation), Switzerland (Frenetec Films), Czech Republic (Film Europe), Greece (FeelGood Entertainment S.A) and Estonia (Estin Film).
Here Is Harold is based on a novel by Frode Grytten and stars Bjørn Sundquist (Ragnarok). The road movie revolves around the owner of a small furniture shop who sets out on a quest to kidnap his biggest competitor, the founder of Ikea.
It marks the fourth features of director Gunnar Vikene whose previous film, Vegas, won the jury prize at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
Producer is Maria Ekerhovd and executive producer is Axel Helgeland from Mer Film. It is co-produced by Lizette Jonjic and Daniel Andersson from Migma Film, Filmpool Nord and Fuzz, with support from Norwegian Film Institute and Swedish Film Institute. Scandinavian distribution is handled by SF Film with domestic release set for October 31 2014.
TrustNordisk handles international sales.
“We can´t wait to find the perfect festival platform for this film once it has finished,” said Rikke Ennis, CEO at TrustNordisk.