Western Norway Film Commission hosted a spectacular location tour in early May, just days before the spring blossoming. The tour encompassed fjord, mountain, village and glacier locations in the areas of Sunnfjord, Nordfjord, Sunnmøre and Romsdal, making the most out of the 48 hours available for the scout.
Bergen has been selected to host the 2016 ACE Producers Reunion. The event will be held at various venues in Bergen between the 7th and 10th of April 2016, hosted by Western Norway Film Commission and Vestnorsk filmsenter AS, with support from Norwegian Film Institute, the regional film funds, City of Bergen and Hordaland County.
Ex Machina is the directorial debut of Alex Garland and stars Domnhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. The film focuses on the relationship between humans and artificial intelligence, as a young programmer is put into an experiment by evaluating the human traits of an A.I. female.
Sunshine Superman, Marah Strauch's debut feature documentary, will have it's world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (September 4-14).
Sunshine Superman is produced by Strauch and Eric Bruggemann for Scissor Kick Films (US) with Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, Josh and Daun Braun as executive producers, and Lars Løge for Bergen based Flimmer Film (NO).
In the village of Øye by the Norangsfjord lies one of Europe's most distinctive hotels. For generations it has been a favourite venue of European royalty, famous writers and mountaineers. Kaiser Wilhelm, King Oscar, Queen Maud and Princess Victoria; the authors Karen Blixen, Knut Hamsun and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; the composer Edvard Grieg, playwright Henrik Ibsen and the explorer Roald Amundsen, to mention but a few.
Principal photography has begun on the artificial intelligence thriller, written and directed by Alex Garland, Ex Machina is produced by DNA’s Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush and Film4’s Tessa Ross as executive producers. Filming will take place at Pinewood Studios in London and on location in Western Norway in the areas of Norddal and Luster.