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Nordisk Film and TV funds series

Oslo-based financing organisation Nordisk Film and TV Fond has awarded NOK 6.75m (€860,000) to a raft of upcoming drama series and documentaries.

Second World War resistance drama The Battle of the Heavy Water (Kampen om tungtvannet, 6×45’), produced by Norway’s Filmkameratene and directed by Per Olav Sørensen (The Half Brother), has been awarded NOK 3m.

The series, which centres on Germany’s secret nuclear weapon project during WW2 and the allies’ struggle to prevent Hitler from getting his hands on the atomic bomb, is coproduced by Denmark’s Sebasto Film and the UK’s Headline Pictures in collaboration with NRK and SF Film.

Filming will start in Prague on October 28 and will move to Norway after Christmas.

Meanwhile, police drama The Team (working title, 8×56’), produced by Denmark’s Nordisk Film Production, has been granted NOK 2.5m.

The crime series follows a European joint investigation team as they try to solve a case of related murders on women. Nordisk Film Production is coproducing with Network Movie, Lumiere and Lunanime, Super Films in cooperation with broadcasters ZDF, SVT, DR, ORF and SFR.

In addition, Michael Madsen’s documentary Cathedrals of Culture-Halden Prison, produced by Denmark’s Final Cut, has been awarded NOK 350,000.

Finally, Swedish documentary Love Me and Let Me Go directed by Polish documentary specialist Jerzy Sladkowski for Ginestra Film received NOK 450,000 and Raging Grannies, produced by Norway’s Faction Film, was granted NOK 400,000.

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