The Quake preview

Roar Uthaug was an established director in Norway when he flooded Norwegian cinemas with The Wave in 2015. Now the sequel is here, in which director John Andreas Andersen takes the disaster to Oslo. The Wave was Norway’s first proper disaster film and pulled a huge crowd to cinemas, with more than 800.000 tickets sold.…

Review: Doctor Proctor’s fart powder

Jo Nesbø is one of Norway’s biggest literary exports, world famous for his Harry Hole crime novels. On the side he is also a children’s book author, and two feature films have been adapted from his Doctor Proctor series. This is the first one. Having sold more than 30 million crime novels in over 40…

The Wave preview

Director Roar Uthaug continues to explore new film territory with his new action blockbuster, The wave. The only drawback is that his movie is only time away from being gruesome reality. It was not until Dark Woods in 2003 that Norway got it’s first bonafide horror movie. In 2010 The Troll Hunter got the honour…

Review: Kung Fury

After years of production and massive internet hype, the Swedish short film Kung Fury finally hit audiences with all its martial arts, Nazis, Vikings, dinosaurs and of course David Hasselhoff. Written and directed by David Sandberg, Kung Fury is the 30-minute sensational over-the-top retro-cheesy 1980s throwback actioner that is an hommage to everything that was…

Review: Threads of Destiny

Fan films have been made before, but they are not always as ambitious as the Swedish Threads of Destiny; a feature-length chapter of Star Wars, complete with laser swords and tons of CGI. Written, filmed and edited over several years, Threads of Destiny is made by Swedish amateurs, volunteers and fans, with the help of…

Everywhen explained

They are too young to vote, drive cars or smoke, but they are allowed to shut down Oslo, handle firearms and command 100 extras – when directing science fiction films! The dynamic duo Jarand Breian Herdal (writer/director) and Jens Peder Hertzberg (director of photography and editor) has just launched Everywhen everywhere, at least everywhere in…

The Tunnel preview

Even though he is attached to direct big budget Hollywood features now, Troll Hunter director André Øvredal is also well into The Tunnel, the most complex special effects movie ever made in Norway. André Øvredal’s short film The Tunnel is based on the sci-fi short story The Tunnel Ahead written by Alice Glaser in 1961.…

Christmas Star preview

On november 9th, this year’s biggest Nordic fantasy film opens in Norway. Journey to the Christmas Star is a family friendly and Christmas themed adventure, previously known as a stage play and a 1976 feature adaption. It’s been almost a year since we reported on the 2012 version of Journey to the Christmas Star, but…

The CGI of Iron Sky

Iron Sky is a dark science fiction comedy directed by Timo Vuorensola with CG supervised by Samuli Torssonen. The film is created in the wake of the cult series Star Wreck which parodies a litle US series of a similar name. By Paul Hellard After the completion of the zero budget Star Wreck parody series…

Review: The Troll Hunter

Tourists who visit Norway will be very familiar with the thousands of troll figures on display in souvenir shops. Nice, cosy, cute, creatures of fairy tales. All a lie, of course. Trolls are real. Trolls are evil. Trolls are lethal. And the Norwegian government are directing a massive cover-up to hide their existence from the…

Review: Body Troopers

Children’s sci-fi movie about medical mysteries. It was Norway’s first major special effects movie and is not only entertaining for the kids, but educating as well. Eight year old Simen finds out that his grandfather, an old jazz musician, suffers from unspecific pains. With the help from a talking, magic teddybear, Simen drinks a special…