Magazine article Screen International

Truenorth Navigates to Jonasson's Others

Magazine article Screen International

Truenorth Navigates to Jonasson's Others

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EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic production company gears up for first in-house production.

Truenorth, the Icelandic production company that has worked on big US shoots such as Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Darren Aronofsky's Noah, and the Wachowski's forthcoming Netflix drama Sense8, is gearing up to shoot its first in-house production this summer.

The project, Oskar Jonasson's In Front Of Others, is being pitched at Berlin's Co-Production Market. Denmark's Nepenthe is attached as co-producer and German partners are also showing interest.

Jonasson co-writes the romantic comedy (with playwright Kristjan Thordur Hrafnsson) about a shy guy who tries to impress a woman with a clever impersonation of his boss. But the relationship falters when his impersonations become out of control.

The [euro]1.3m budgeted film is supported by the Icelandic Film Centre. Sena Distribution plans an Icelandic release at the end of 2015.

The cast will feature Svandis Dora, Snorri Engilbertsson, Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, and Hafdis Helga Helgadottir. …

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