Marlowfilm Productions secures funding for development of eight-part drama series We, The Drowned, based on the novel by Carsten Jensen.
Currently in late stages of development, the TV project based on Carsten Jensen’s best-selling novel, will be directed by Danish born Hollywood-based Mikael Salomon, episodic director of Steven Spielberg’s Band of Brothers, and multi-awarded cinematographer (The Abyss). Norway’s experienced writer Jan Trygve Røyneland handles the screen adaptation.
The epic historical TV series will focus on a group of men on the high seas and the women and children who await their return amidst the deepest betrayals and unexpected loves, from the sun-bleached Caribbean to distant Australia, from mystic Shanghai to glittering New York.
Chris Stewart, Commercial Director at Banijay Rights, said: “We’re very pleased to be partnered with MARLOWFILM Productions on this exciting new drama from Mikael Salomon, one of the industry’s most renowned and respected directors. We, The Drowned is the perfect example of a local story with a truly global appeal, focusing on timeless and universal themes of adventure, love, desire, grief and the passage of time, which we know will strike a chord with international audiences.”
Deborah Marlow, Creative Producer at MARLOWFILM Productions added: “We are fortunate to have a wealth of gorgeous material to work with and an immensely dedicated and talented team to nurture it. Having the visual prowess of Salomon, the linguistic eloquence of Trygve, and the support from Banijay Rights is quite the cocktail. We couldn’t be more excited.”
you should read this too. The answer is not only the film school. It's the Producer's responsibility to TRAIN the crews they are working with. Not to overpay under-experienced workers because they are desperate to hire. That is a disaster waiting to happen. Looking back a few years ago when we saw this boom coming had we secured a competitive Tax Incentive to encourage foreign investment we could have written TRAINING into the stipulations. The 'learn by doing' approach on ambitious foreign productions is worth a year of class room workshops. But there still is no Tax Incentive and so no foreign productions worth mentioning. You could argue the ca. 85 mill USD per year the Danish state film fund spends on danish productions should guarantee a TRAINING mechanism but it doesn't and instead that money flows out of the country in droves and we train our neighbours instead. What is needed now is TRAINING and Leadership coaching for people that are suddenly swimming in dark waters because they have no idea what they are getting into and how to keep up. So I'm sorry but it is our fault. We let this happen. And the only way to get out of it is by investing in our crews so that there is a sustainable career path ahead of them. Let the film school do it's job as well as they have always done. Now we must do ours. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s also tough being a professional (DIT), bidding on a Netflix show, and the production company goes with a “solution” from the camera rental/post house.
If there’s that many tv/streaming shows, why is it then so hard for us (In this case; DITs, to get onboard?).
And also, unfurtunatly, if a young danish student takes his film education outside Europe ( there are not that many great film schools in Denmark), there is no help, SU or loans possibel, you have to pay everything your self.
If the institute soon gets up to speed and making it possible to get funding to productions that wants to use Virtual Production methods there is a possibility that we don’t loose another generation
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Hvornår starter vi så noget træning op hos Marlow?
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Nora Ephron is one of the people I really wish I had met before her passing and one I certainly don't ever want to forget. She is a whip-smart, talented filmmaker; a thoughtful collaborator who humbly shares anecdotes about her impressive career in this interview. 1 hour of inspiration for the storyteller in all of us. hahttps://www.achievement.org/achiever/nora-ephron/#interview... See MoreSee Less