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LevelK boards Danish horror film 'Breeder'
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April 29th 2019

LevelK boards Danish horror film 'Breeder'

LevelK has acquired world sales rights for the forthcoming Danish horror Breeder, and will start selling the film in Cannes.

The upcoming production will be presented as part of the Cannes Marche’s Frontieres Proof of Concept Presentation (18 May at 10 am in Palais K).

Production will start in September 2019 and the film is set for an autumn 2020 release locally by Blockbuster and LevelK.

Jens Dahl, who wrote and directed 3 Things (2017) and co-wrote Nicolas Winding-Refn’s Pusher (1996), will direct.

The story is about an experiment involving biohacking, which traps a young couple in a dangerous and disorienting situation.

Sara Hjort Ditlevsen (Borgman, Excuse Me) leads the cast.

Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen wrote the script. Amalie Lyngbo Quist and Maria Møller Christoffersen produce for Beo Starling.

This marks the second collaboration between LevelK and producers Beo Starling, after 2018’s survival thriller Cutterhead.

Dahl said: ”Breeder is a modern take on survival horror. It is an alternative love story set in a facility where humans are treated like animals for the sake of someone else’s longevity. We are going explore the darker sides of biohacking to address the disenfranchisement so many – especially young people – feel today.”

Backers include The Danish Film Institute, LevelK and Blockbuster.

 

Published in ScreenDaily on April 29th. Read the entire exclusive here.

 

Read more about 'Breeder' here.

Danish hit 'Checkered Ninja' to compete at new-look Annecy animation festival
Read more about Danish hit 'Checkered Ninja' to compete at new-look Annecy animation festival here
April 23rd 2019

Danish hit 'Checkered Ninja' to compete at new-look Annecy animation festival

Anders Matthesen and Thorbjørn Christoffersen’s Checkered Ninja, which has taken the Danish box office by storm, will be one of eight features showcased in the Annecy Festival’s new-look Features competition section for animated films later this year (June 10-15).

Published in ScreenDaily on April 16th. Read the entire exclusive here.

LevelK sells Danish family film 'Hacker' to more than 60 territories
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April 10th 2019

LevelK sells Danish family film 'Hacker' to more than 60 territories

International sales and distribution outfit LevelK has now sold Poul Berg’s action-packed Danish family film Hacker to more than 60 territories.

Deals include France, Switzerland and French-speaking African territories (Swift Productions), Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Kosovo and Montenegro (Radar), Benelux (Just4Kids), Poland (Vivarto) and Estonia (Estin Film).

The Latin American deal is in the final stages of negotiations.

Scanbox released the film on March 28 in Denmark; it has 20,451admissions to date. It will launch in Norway in early June.

The story is about a 13-year-old hacker who wants to find out the truth about his mother’s disappearance years earlier.

Published in ScreenDaily on April 8th. Read the entire exclusive here.

LevelK boards ferry disaster doc series 'Scandinavian Star'
Read more about LevelK boards ferry disaster doc series 'Scandinavian Star' here
April 2nd 2019

LevelK boards ferry disaster doc series 'Scandinavian Star'

LevelK has acquired world sales rights for the Danish documentary series Scandinavian Star.

The series, 6x 60’, examines one of the largest unsolved crimes in recent Scandinavian history: the catastrophic fire on board the MS Scandinavian Star ferry in April 1990, when it was sailing from Norway to Denmark. 159 people died. Investigations have pointed to arson – but many questions remain unanswered.

The series will use archive material, new interviews and reconstructions.

Scandinavian Star is written by Nikolaj Scherfig (The BridgeUnit One) alongside director Mikala Krogh (A Year Of Hope) and journalist Lars Halskov, who is the author of Fire: the Scandinavian Star Mystery.

Producers are Sigrid Dyekjær for Danish Documentary Production and Thomas Heinesen for Nordisk Film Production. Backers include DRTV, NRK, TV4 Sweden, The Danish Film Institute, The Norwegian Film Institute, Copenhagen Film Fund and Den Vestdanske Filmpulje.

Published in ScreenDaily on April 2nd. Read the entire exclusive here.