TrustNordisk has closed a slew of new deals on Yngvild Sve Flikke’s Norwegian festival hit Ninjababy.
Deals have been done for the US (Soro Films), Canada (Mongrel Media), the UK and Ireland (Curzon Artificial Eye), France (Wild Bunch Distribution), Germany (Koch Films), Austria (Filmladen) and Switzerland (Xenix).
The film previously sold to Lithuania (Scanorama); Taiwan (CatchPlay); and Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia (Cinemania Group).
The Norwegian comedy-drama premiered at Berlinale’s Generation 14plus and then won the audience award in SXSW’s Global section.
During the Pre-Cannes Screenings, TrustNordisk is hosting an online market screening of the film tomorrow (June 24).
Johan Fasting wrote the script based on Inga H. Sætre’s graphic novel Fallteknikk; the story follows a 23-year-old young woman (Kristine Kujath Thorp) who finds out she is pregnant after a one-night stand. She begins communicating with a raucous, animated version of the fetus.
Yngve Sæther produces for Motlys, and the film is backed by The Norwegian Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
Nordic distribution is handled by Arthaus in Norway (which released on May 21), TriArt in Sweden and Øst for Paradis in Denmark.
’The Marco Effect’
In other news from TrustNordisk during Pre-Cannes market screenings week, the company has closed new deals on the thriller The Marco Effect. The film’s most recent deals are to Italy (Movies Inspired) and Germany and Austria (Koch Films).
Previously confirmed deals include to France (Wild Bunch Distribution), Switzerland (Impuls Pictures), Greece & Cyprus (Rosebud.21), Spain (Vertigo Films), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Slovakia and Czech Republic (Aero Films), Former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film & Video), Russia (Capella Film), South Korea (Contents Panda), Taiwan (Deepjoy Picture Corporation) and Japan (Culture Entertainment).
Martin Zandvliet directs the thriller, a new start in the Department Q series adapted from the Jussi Adler-Olsen novels. Ulrich Thomsen, Zaki Youssef and Sofie Torp star. Mikael Rieks produces for Nordisk in co-production with Peter Nadermann for Nadcon Film and ZDF with support from the Danish Film Institute, YouSee, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and TV2 Denmark. Nordisk has Nordic distribution rights.