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LevelK joins the SXSW success Heavy Trip
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April 19th 2018

LevelK joins the SXSW success Heavy Trip

International sales and distribution outfit LevelK has picked up world sales rights for a new Making Movies Oy comedy Heavy Trip ahead of Cannes Film Festival.

Set in a small town in Northern Finland, Turo, the lead singer of an unknown heavy metal band ’Impaled Rektum’, is forced to overcome his fears and lead the band to the hottest metal festival of Norway. To play their very first gig, they begin a journey full of heavy metal, grave robbing, viking heaven and an armed conflict between Finland and Norway.

“Heavy Trip has a true potential to become a cult film. No-one has never seen a film like this… and still it is a very good comedy”, says the producer Kai Nordberg.

”Guys like the band in Heavy Trip deserve their story to be told. These small town guys with a huge passion for a music genre, that most people wouldn’t consider no more than a broken heavy machinery, is nothing short of inspirational”, - directors Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio.

LevelK will present Heavy Trip in Cannes along with market screenings.

The film is produced by Kai Nordberg & Kaarle Aho for Making Movies Ltd with a budget of € 3,1 million, financed by Finnish Film Foundation, YLE & Film Camp. Scanbox Entertainment released the film locally on March 9th 2018. Cast includes Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen & Ville Tiihonen.

Published in Screen Daily on April 19th, 2018. Read the exclusive here

LevelK acquire family action title Hacker
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March 19th 2018

LevelK acquire family action title Hacker

International sales and distribution outfit LevelK has teamed up with Toolbox Film on world sales rights for feature debut family action film “Hacker” by Emmy nominated director Poul Berg.

 

The film centers around 13-year-old gifted hacker Benjamin who discovers that his mother didn’t die in an accident years earlier, as he was led to believe. The trail points to high-ranking officials in the Danish Secret Service, and along with his new friend Savannah he sets out on a nerve-racking hunt to chase down the truth about his mother’s disappearance … and is she in fact deceased?!”

Local release is set for March 28th 2019 by Scanbox Entertainment.

Feature debut director Poul Berg is an award winning tv-director and his previous work include “Ride Upon the Storm” (2017) and Emmy nominated youth series “Limbo”(2011-2014). The script has been developed in corporation with writer Kalle Bjerkø, Emmy nominee 2012 for “Boxhead.”

The film is produced by Signe Leick Jensen and Morten Kaufmann for Toolbox Film in co-production with Cinenic Film and is supported by The Danish Film Institute, DR TV, The Swedish Film Institute, SVT, Scanbox Entertainment, LevelK and backed by the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union.

Published in Screen Daily on March 19th, 2018. Read the exclusive here

LevelK boards Tribeca competition title St. Bernard Syndicate
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March 13th 2018

LevelK boards Tribeca competition title St. Bernard Syndicate

International sales and distribution outfit LevelK has teamed up with Meta Film on world sales rights for the feature fiction debut “St. Bernard Syndicate” by former Sundance winner Mads Brügger, making its World Premiere in the International Narrative Competition at Tribeca Film Festival.

 

St. Bernard Syndicate is a semi-scripted cross-cultural comedy centered around two European entrepreneurs from old-money families setting out on a Chinese business adventure to build a breeding center for St. Bernard dogs to expected great fortune. The film plays out in Chongqing, by some considered the world’s largest city and the hub of the Chinese Great Belt project. At the center of the cross-cultural encounters is a 225 lb. St. Bernard dog that everyone loves.

The film is set for local release May 10th 2018 by UIP (United International Pictures).

Renowned journalist and documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger has directed “The Ambassador” (Opening documentary of IDFA 2011, Sundance 2011, awards Prix du JURYJEUNES long-métrage, The ConScience Award, Robert best documentary) “The Red Chapel” (Winner of World Cinema Jury Prize Documentary Sundance 2010 and Best Nordic Documentary 2009). He has also produced satire dock-series such as “Danes for Bush” 2004, TV-programs such as “The 11th hour” and daily Danish news program “Deadline”.

The film is produced by Jakob Høgel (“I am William”, 2017 and Emmy nominated “Prostitution Behind the Veil”, 2005) and Emilie Lebech Kaae (“Swinger”, 2015) for Meta Film. The film has a budget of 800.000 EUR and is supported by the Danish Film Institute, TV2 Fiction and in cooperation United International Pictures, Mis. Label, Red Rental, ACT3 and Creative Europe Media.

Published in Variety on March 13th, 2018. Read the exclusive here

LevelK søger Nordisk Release Koordinator
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March 9th 2018

LevelK søger Nordisk Release Koordinator

LevelK søger en ny medarbejder, som kan indgå i vores ambitiøse team og stå for at koordinere digitale releases af film, dokumentar og serier i Norden. Vi søger en udadvendt person med multitasking-færdigheder, der stortrives med kombinationen af systemer, struktur, mennesker og film - og som sammen med os vil være en del af en spændende branche med fuld fart på.

Du vil få indflydelse fra starten med ansvar for Norden og vores nordiske distributører. Du skal være proaktiv, og håndtere detaljeret systemstyring og koordinering af releases på tværs af platforme (Blockbuster, SF Anytime, iTunes etc).

LevelK håndterer salg og distribution af film fra hele verden. Vi er et hårdtarbejdende team af blandede kulturer, og du vil arbejde tæt sammen med vores Salgs-, Medie- og Finansielle hold baseret i København. Du vil referere til LevelK's Digitale Manager, Gerda Binkyte (Engelsk talende).

 

Ansvarsområder:

  • Account manager for Norden / Servicering af Kunder Data aggregation /Arbejde i Photoshop
  • Koordinering af releases
  • Koordinering med encoding houses
  • Generel systemopdatering Royaltyrapportering (månedligt)

 

Dine personlige og faglige kvalifikationer:

  • Ambitiøs, højt drive og gode samarbejdsevner
  • Struktureret og detaljeorienteret
  • Evner at arbejde selvstændigt og sammen med holdet
  • Flydende på Engelsk og Dansk, Norsk eller Svensk
  • Det er godt hvis du er tålmodighed, udadvendt, proaktiv, løsningsorienteret, ansvarlig, har humoristisk sans, og kan multitaske
  • Det er en fordel hvis du kan lide tal og statistikker

 

Vi tilbyder:

  • En dynamisk, selvstændig og alsidig hverdag med en uformel omgangstone.
  • En fleksibel og moderne virksomhed, hvor du har mulighed for såvel faglig som personlig udvikling.
  • Grundløn efter kvalifikationer inklusiv bonus, pension og sundhedsforsikring

 

Forventet start app. April-Juni 2018

Eventuelle spørgsmål om jobbet kan rettes til Tine Klint og Gerda Binkyte. Hvis dette lyder som noget for dig, bedes du sende din ansøgning til Søren Jakobsen (bestyrelsesformand) på [email protected]

NB! Job samtalen vil foregå på engelsk.