Study of a co-production

CASE STUDY: «The Good Sister» («Hevn») is the first Norwegian/Canadian co-production in 16 years. At the first glance, a low-budget Norwegian-speaking debut feature film by Kjersti G. Steinsbø might look like an unlikely candidate for a co-production with Canada. The producers Kristine Knudsen and Paul Barkin will share their experiences on how and why they got together to make this film. Together they will explain the process of structuring such a co-production, including how the Norwegian and Canadian financing system work, and the challenges and advantages this cooperation experienced.

Kristine Knudsen established Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur in 2006 with Tom Streuber in Berlin and Den siste skilling in Bergen in 2010. Her producer credits include Mathias Glasner’s «Mercy» (2012), «The Good Sister» (2015) and the upcoming animation feature «Richard the Stork» (2016).

Paul Barkin is a producer through his company Alcina Pictures. Credits include «The Tracey Fragments» (2007), the award-winning «Amreeka» (2009), and the sci-fi thriller «The Colony» (2013). Upcoming films include «Afterlands», with Icelandic filmmaker Páll Grímsson shooting in winter 2016.

Sidsel Hellebø-Hansson, International Advisor – Creative Europe at Norwegian Film Institute, will be the moderator of this session.

TIME: Thursday 20 August at 14:00
PLACE: Scandic Maritim Hotel, Maritim Salongene