Magazine article Screen International

'Olli Maki' Co-Producers Board 'Under the Tree'

Magazine article Screen International

'Olli Maki' Co-Producers Board 'Under the Tree'

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Sol Bondy and Jamila Wenske's Berlin-based One Two Films, recently a co-producer on Finnish hit The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki [pictured], has joined Icelandic-Polish-Danish co-production Under The Tree.

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson (Paris Of The North, Either Way) directs the film, which is produced by Iceland's Netop Films, Poland's Madants and Denmark's Profile. One Two Films joins the project alongside ZDF/ARTE, under commissioning editor Holger Stern.

Backing also comes from the Nordisk TV & Film Fond, The Icelandic Film Centre, Danish Film Institute and Polish Film Institute.

"We are happy to have found strong partners in Germany," said producer Grimar Jonsson, whose credits include Rams. "One Two Films have been part of some very interesting European co-productions and ZDF/ARTE is a great stamp of approval for our project."

"We are happy and lucky that someone who thought we'd have the similar sensibility for cinema introduced us in Cannes this year," Bondy and Wenske added. …

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