Nordic Genre Invasion - Joint marketing is the key
Monday, March 14
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Nordic Noir has taken the world by storm both on the page and on the screen, its particular characteristics being strong stories and gritty realism resonating with the incorruptible modern Scandinavian surroundings. The international success of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its predecessors has also cultivated the ground for emerging filmmaking talent, pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling towards more versatile genre cinema. The filmmakers in the territory have manifested this next step as the Nordic Genre Invasion. Industry leaders behind the movement discuss how this happened - and how teaming up with your local rivals enables you to make it bigger than you ever imagined.
CEO and part owner of the Norwegian production shingle Norsk Superfilm, Kjetil Omberg (b. 1974, Oslo, Norway) has been working in the Scandinavian biz since 1994. He made the move into production a...Show the rest
CEO and part owner of the Norwegian production shingle Norsk Superfilm, Kjetil Omberg (b. 1974, Oslo, Norway) has been working in the Scandinavian biz since 1994. He made the move into production after fifteen years in distribution, including five years as head of publicity at Sandrew Metronome Norway, which released Warner Bros. pics in the territory. Since moving into production Omberg has produced, executive and co-produced fifteen movies and a TV series, among them Sundance hits Dead Snow (2009) and Dead Snow 2 (2014), the local box office hit Tina & Bettina - The Movie (2012) and cult mini-series Hellfjord (2012). Omberg is also part owner of the critically acclaimed design company Balkan Art Dept. In May 2015, Omberg was one of the European Film Promotion's Producers on the Move, showcased at the Cannes International Film Festival.Hide the rest
Chairman of the Board
Nordic Genre Invasion
With a diverse career in film industry spanning over 20 years, Mikko Aromaa (b. 1973, Helsinki, Finland) started as a film critic, an entertainment journalist and a programmer of international film...Show the rest
With a diverse career in film industry spanning over 20 years, Mikko Aromaa (b. 1973, Helsinki, Finland) started as a film critic, an entertainment journalist and a programmer of international film festivals in Finland of the early 1990s. A veteran of event management and production, he founded the Night Visions International Film Festival in 1997, and is still working as the CEO of the Helsinki-based organization running the biggest genre film event in Scandinavia. Aromaa has also extensive experience in acquistions. Since 2004 he has been consulting international and domestic feature film acquisitions for Channel Four Finland, the 2nd biggest commercial broadcaster in Finland. He's also working in Scandinavian distribution through the outfit Night Visions Distribution. He has acted as a member of the Advisory Board of the Finnish Board of Film Classification (2011) and a member of the Advisory Board of the Finnish Centre for Media Education & Audiovisual Media (2012-2013).Hide the rest
CEO - Producer
Iron Sky Universe
Iron Sky Universe
I'm a filmmaker, musician and an Internet (ab)user from Finland. I made films Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005), Iron Sky (2012) and Iron Sky The Coming Race (coming 2017).