The Fund invests in new Joachim Trier feature

08 Nov 2016, Posted by Liv Saalbach Holse in Uncategorized @en

Copenhagen Film Fund secures together with The Danish Film Institute Danish expertise and labour on the Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s new feature film “Thelma”. By agreement with the film’s Danish co-producer Snowglobe Film the Fund invests 105.000 euro based on a Danish spend budget on 753.000 euro.

The film is now in production in Sweden.

“Thelma” is a supernatural thriller about a young woman, who discovers her frightening and supernatural powers in connection to her encounter with love. The film’s extensive supernatural elements are developed by the Danish virtual effects companies Ghost VFX, The Gentlemen Broncos, Hydra Lab, Short Cut and Slowmotion FX. The first two just finished their collaboration on Amat Escalante’s Silver Lion-winning film “The Untamed”.

Last year Joachim Trier debuted with his first English film “Louder Than Bombs” with Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg in the leading roles, which was selected for the main competition at Cannes Film Festival. Now he is back in his native tongue, but this time taking on the thriller-genre.

Joachim Trier’s new film is interesting for the Fund first and foremost because he is one of the most talented directors in the North, but also because it is a genre film, which has shown to travel and sell well internationally – especially in the US and Asia,” Thomas Gammeltoft, CEO in Copenhagen Film Fund says.

The story of Thelma takes place in Oslo and has the Norwegian actress Eili Harboe as lead – also known from the disaster film “The Wave”. The film’s total budget is 5.2 million euro.

"Thelma" is expected to premiere summer 2017.


Main producer: Motlys

Co-producers: Snowglobe Film, B-Reel Feature Film, Le Pacte

Script writers: Joachim Trier and Eskild Vogt