Fledgling animation company receives Copenhagen Film Fund investment for Longway North.

With the aid of Copenhagen Film Fund’s investment in major French feature animation Longway North, Nørlum ApS is setting up a base in Copenhagen.

The fledgling animation company from Viborg came to prominence in 2012 as a co-producer on Oscar-nominated Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea.

Longway North will be directed by Remi Chayé and will be produced by Sacrebleu Productions in co-production with Nørlum.

Supported by the Danish Film Institute with investment from the West Danish Film Fund, the film centres on a young girl from 19th Century Russian aristocracy who dreams of the great expanses of the North and run aways from home to go there.

Copenhagen Film Fund’s CEO Thomas Gammeltoft commented: “We are incredibly proud that we can be a part of financing a top class international animation feature, and that this investment is directly responsible for creating jobs in Copenhagen. Once again, the Copenhagen Film Fund is justifying its remit. We invest in international film projects,while at the same time creating growth.

“This film has the potential to become one of the big box office successes in the world of animation. The project was rolled out at Cannes in grand style, and expectations are sky-high. Here we are looking at a real and thoroughly worthy challenge to the great American animation films.”

Longway North will be completed in time for Cannes 2015.