Fjords format in Broadcast: Norwegian indie seeks UK co-pro partner
Hunts production partner for Our Winter’s Tale.
Norwegian indie Fjords wants to use the Scandinavian lifestyle concept of ‘hygge’ to create a factual entertainment format for a British broadcaster.
It is hunting a production partner for Our Winter’s Tale – a factual entertainment series that will send British families to Norway, and challenge them to survive its wilderness and Scandinavian way of life.
The proposed format is part of a wider push by Norwegian producers to build on the international success of programmes such as NRK’s multiplatform drama Skam (Shame), which is being remade in the US by Simon Fuller, and studio-based reality format Doctor vs Internet.
Fjords co-founder and executive producer Elisabeth Nord said: “There is a fresher and lighter side to Nordic TV that is emerging.
“Scandinavian culture now brings some new values, and combining them with UK production values is something we’re aspiring to do.”
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There is more to the Nordic than the Noir!
Check out our new showreel: Fjords, Nordic Exposure – The River with the fabulous Kate Havnevik feat.Sultan & Shepard. Download the full track here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album//id969036017 or find it on Spotify or Tidal. Watch it here:
In Production Summer 2017:
PEER GYNT documentary for NRK.
It is 150 years Henrik Ibsen submitted the draft of his classic play Peer Gynt to his publisher.This always relevant masterpiece continues to be performed in theatres all over the world. When the play is staged at the spectacular open air theatre at Gåla in Gudbrandsdalen it brings together a trinity of Norwegian cultural giants – Ibsen himself, together with the composer Edvard Grieg and painter Edvard Munch, linked together through the inspiration of the legend of Peer Gynt.
SOMMERTOGET / NRK
Fjords is delighted to announce that the team has been commissioned by the Regional Tourist Offices in Hedmark & Oppland to project manage the events in collaboration with NRKs new Slow TV production «The Summer Train».
We are currently in development of several new documentaries, factual entertainment series and formats.
In development: RETURN TO THE LEGION, HOTEL AFRICA, VIKINGS & HYGGE.
Fjords on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fjords.tv/?fref=ts
Great figures for Fjord’s Eidsiva Advent Shorts!
In December 2016, Fjords released 24 short documentary movies, for Norwegian energy company EIDSIVA’S CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDAR, attracting 150,000 views in 24 days – over double the previous year.
The films reached over half a million Facebook members and can now also be seen on Youtube.
24 new films for Eidsiva’s Christmas 2016 Advent Calendar
Fjords are proud to be the producers of Eidsiva’s new advent calendar. Each day a new short film will be released, highlighting some of the fantastic people who work for the company.
Film for the Football Skills Wall
Fjords have produced a film for the Football Skills Wall, a new way of solo training for players. Utilising the latest technology, the Skills Wall enables a player to use selected angles and situations to test themselves in multiple match scenarios.
Record attendance & viewing figures for NRK’s Slow Tv 2016 !
July 2016 a historic week for NRK’s series of Slow Tv and evening live show events around Lake Mjøsa, with well over a half a million on screen viewers and thousands attending the festivals, concerts and special activities celebrating the Ringsaker, Stange & Hamar municipalities. The Fjords team had the unique honour and pleasure to project manage and produce (and take part!) on behalf of Hamarregionen Reiseliv in colloaboration with NRK showcasing the very talented and welcoming people of the region.
”Slow TV gives us a unique experience; the feeling of being present in real time and space. Whether the arena is onboard a train or a boat – or in a venue were knitting pins are clicking away for 24 hours straight, both Norwegian and international viewers are captivated. Could this be a counter-reaction to our stressed everyday life?» https://www.nrk.no/presse/slow-tv-1.12057032
You can sample some of the great atmosphere on our facebook page:
NRK Sommeråpent / Minutt for minutt
In June 2016 Fjords were commissioned by the Regional Tourist Office to project manage the events for NRK Summer Week of broadcasting in Stange, Hamar & Ringsaker.
NRK Sommeråpent / Minutt for Minutt
Fjords sets new record for Eidsiva’s movies
Fjords series of 24 Advent Calendar documentary portraits of Eidsiva employees has been a runaway success, reaching over 100,000 Facebook members a week across December, with the films attracting 90,000 views in just 24 days.
Reviews & comments were overwhelmingly positive, with Fjords helping to boost Eidsiva’s Business Film Initiative to new levels, working in conjunction with Kristina Skamsarsom, renowned video journalist & communications consultant.
Fjords premiere music documentary Sing Me A Song / Syng meg ei vise for NRK2 (Hovedscenen)
NRK2 premiere Fjords music documentary SING ME A SONG, showcasing great music, humour and a brilliant cast of characters – plus some forgotten gems from the broadcaster’s archive.
Check out our new music documentary airing the 6th of December 21.40 on NRK2:
December 2016: the Fjords team are producing 24 short films for Eidsiva celebrating the company’s employees. December 1st’s opening movie saw thousands of viewers check out who was hiding behind the door!
Fjords new music documentary in production
August 2016: Fjords will be producing a major new music documentary for NRK2.
Fjords Cinema Campaign for Eidsiva Energy
May 2015: Fjords has the pleasure of collaborating with Eidsiva on their campaign for cinemas and net: http://www.althengersammen.no
Check out the film here – enjoy!
MIPTV 11-16th April 2016
Meet us at the Focus on the Nordics Pavilion!
The Sound of Prøysen (Lyden av Prøysen), NRK
December 2016: Fjords proudly present the 1×60 music documentary THE SOUND OF PRØYSEN for NRK.
View the documentary here: http://tv.nrk.no/program/KOID75007414/lyden-av-proeysen