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Adrian Garcia Bogliano Sets First Swedish Movie, ‘Black Circle’ (Exclusive)

13 May 2016 11:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adrian Garcia Bogliano will direct “Svart Cirkel” (Black Circle), a Swedish-language supernatural thriller backed by Joshua Sobel’s L.A.-based F as well as Sweden’s Klubb Super 8 and Solid Ent., Mexico’s Salto de Fe Films, Tenebrae Enterprises from Finland and the U.K.’s Mondo Macabro.

Marking their first genre outing, Rickard Gramfors and his partner Bo Gramfors are producing “Black Circle! for Sweden’s Klubb Super 8, in association with Andrea Quiroz Hernandez, producer of Bogliano’s latest, “Scherzo Diabolico,” working out of her Mexican company Salto de Fe Films.

In the latest deal, struck at Cannes, Mikko Aromaa’s Finnish production company Tenebrae Enterprises has boarded the project as a co-producer. In addition, Aromaa’s Night Visions Distribution, a distribution label of Scandinavia’s biggest genre film festival Night Visions, releases in Finland.

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Nordic Genre Industry Days Kicks Off 2016 Edition

13 April 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Last year I was present for the first edition of Nordic Genre Industry Days in Helsinki, Finland and this year our own Todd Brown is living it up behind closed doors. (Photo above: Jongsuk Thomas Nam, Todd Brown, Rodney Perkins, Sten Saluveer and Mikko Aromaa at the 2nd edition of the Nordic Genre Industry Days in Helsinki, Finland.) To be more accurate than needed, I was in Helsinki to attend and report on the Night Visions International Film Festival, the largest genre film event in the Nordic region. It takes place concurrently with the Nordic Genre Industry Days event at the same location during the day. Here's the official description: "The two-day event focuses on upcoming genre cinema emerging from Scandinavia in the form of...

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Round-Up: Mezco’s Beetlejuice Plush Figure, Francesca, Funko’s Bioshock Dorbz

24 March 2016 7:04 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The lucky streak continues for The Ghostest with the Mostest. Get lost in the netherworld and escape man-eating sandworms with this Beetlejuice plush from Mezco Toyz. Also in this round-up: a new trailer for Luciano and Nicolás Onetti’s Francesca and details on Funko’s new BioShock Dorbz figures.

Beetlejuice Plush Figure: From Mezco Toyz: “From Tim Burton’s Oscar-winning film Beetlejuice, the afterlife’s leading bio-exorcist is back and he’s bringing the creepy and the crazy!

Beetlejuice stands 8″ tall and features his black and white striped suit and tangled mass of mossy green hair. His sardonic grimace reveals his trademark yellowed teeth. We’ve captured every detail of the rambunctious spookiness and transformed him into the cuddliest ghoul in purgatory.

Expected to Ship: Sep – Oct 2016 – $16.00.”

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Seven projects to receive Nordic Genre Boost support

19 February 2016 5:09 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

City State director Olaf de Fleur and Returning Home director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken among those backed.Scroll down for the full list

Seven titles have been selected by the Nordisk Film & TV fund for the second round of its Nordic Genre Boost initiative.

Three sci-fi films, City State director Olaf de Fleur’s new project East By Eleven, Returning Home director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken’s Substitute and To Guard A Mountain director Izer Aliu’s Deep Down, have been picked.

Also on the list are Thordur Palsson’s debut feature psychological horror The Damned, Saara Saarela’s dystopian drama Memory Of Water, Hanna Bergholm’s horror-drama Birds Of A Feather and Tor Fruergaard’s animation Bente And The Mutant Scouts.  

A total of 83 titles applied for the second round of the initiative, with the selected projects receiving a grant of $23.3k (Nok 200,000) for development support, access to two residential workshops with script tutoring, and assistance »

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