FILM AND CULTURE
Norway Communicates works with creative development and implementation of film and other cultural industry projects in Norway and abroad.
One of our sustainable goals is to contribute to growth, value creation and jobs as a result of these film and cultural activities.
DKS Media Portal
The film industry is more than 'lights, camera, action' - but includes a wide range of career areas, including finance, logistics, sales, design, technology, crafts and much more.
In collaboration with DKS Vestfold-Telemark, Norway Communicates has developed a media portal that focuses on film as a career, where students can find online guidance, supported by courses and seminars.
The goal of the media portal is to inspire students to develop their own careers. Young talents have every opportunity to do something great, and we encourage students throughout Norway to explore the portal.
Partner in Norway Communicates, Ian Brodie is an internationally acclaimed film photographer and author. In Ian Brodies Film World we will focus on the different film elements from the different films where Ian has been part of the production team:
- The Lord of the Rings
- The Hobbit
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- The Heavy Water War
Per Ole Hagen
Partner in Norway Communicates, instructor at the University of Oslo, concert photographer, music director at NRK P1 and music rights manager at NRK, Per Ole Hagens Photo World focuses on practical and legal aspects of photography.
Here we focus on the areas such as:
- Master the manual photo shoot
- Understanding the nature of light
- Analysis of classical photos and photographers
- Become aware of composition
The Media Portal also contains handy movie tips for young media talents and other useful information for youth who want to make film and photography their hobby – or career of choice.
We are working closely with DKS Vestfold Telemark to help make the career path towards film and photography accessible to talented and hungry Norwegian students.
Bluestown Rising Dokumentary
The wheels of industry grind to a halt in 1987. The factories in this isolated Norwegian town of Notodden close overnight, leaving nothing.
Earlier in the century, Notodden's world had changed forever when Industrialist Sam Eyde arrived in Notodden and declared he was going to create new industries driven by hydroelectric power – a radical new concept.
Money was a challenge. Norway had gained independence in that same year of 1905, and was one of Europe’s poorest countries. Searching for investors, Sam Eyde raised more money than all the Norwegian banks combined.
Waterfall were tamed, hydroelectric power plants built complete with transport systems and towns to manufacture nitrogen fertilizer. Their work marked a turning point for humanity – so important in ending the massive hunger disaster of the early 1900s.
Decades later, the search for profits by the factory owners causes them to close the factories. In 1987, in this town of 12,000, one thousand people are thrown out of work. The smoke disappeared, as did jobs and money. A devastating blow.
From the dust, 13 young women and men created a Blues Festival that now 30 years later is one of the best in the World. This is their story.
Steven Van Zandt is the Executive Producer of this inspiring story now in post-production..
The Sustainable Viking
The Sustainable Viking follows the adventure of a man's quest. Join us as we share stories about Eirik searching for the roots - and himself - as he tries to recreate what was lost 1000 years ago.
The Sustainable Viking is a project currenly being developed, where we will follow Eirik's quest to establish a modern Viking village. We are currently looking at different locations, including a property in the County of Agder in the far south of Norway.
What would society look like today if the Viking community had continued to evolve? For Eirik, it is crucial to recreate how the Vikings lived in an authentic way.
The big cat
Eirik is a colorful man with a close connection to nature. As a young man from Namsskogan in north-central Norway, Eirik learned early on how to live off the land, track animals and make the most of his time while in the wild.
In fact, if you look closely at Eirik, you can see a scar that came from a meeting with a yawning hole in a cave. Eirik had followed the traces of the animal to a cave. He crawled in, but surely did not expect to find that the big cat was still at home.
As Eirik puts it, the two had a brief discussion and decided to go their separate ways without doing any major harm to each other
Through fire and rain
Eirik will go through fire and rain in his quest to begin work that he eventually hopes will lead to the creation of a new sustainable society based on the Viking values.
Follow Eirik on his journey to the past, which will take him to his future. Soon he enters the forest, alone, with an axe in his hand to begin his quest.
Norway Communicates will be there with him.