JACOBSEN JohnFILMKAMERATENE AS
Filmkameratene AS is Norway’s most successful film production company. It has been active since 1986, and consistently delivered box office hits to Norwegian cinemas. Among the company’s more profiled productions have been the Oscar nominated Pathfinder (‘87) the first film in the Sami language; the south sea adventure Shipwrecked (‘91), made for the Walt Disney Company; the black comedy Head Above Water (’93), which was later remade in the US starring Cameron Diaz; the winner of the Ingmar Bergman Prize Only Clouds Move the Stars (’98) and the special effects extravaganza for children Chasing the Kidneystone (’98). In 1993 the company decided to enter animation. Its first feature, Gurin with the Foxtail, opened in 1998, and become one of Norway’s biggest box office hit ever. In 2002 the company produced the feature Karlson on the Roof based on the books by Astrid Lindgren. The last few years Filmkameratene have produced the feature film Izzat, a film set among the Pakistani gangs of Oslo, and the animated TV-series and feature film about Elias – the Little Rescue Boat. The CGI animated Elias was nominated for an International EMMY award as best international children programme.
Filmkameratene's film, the major World War II drama Max manus ('08), sold more than one million tickets only in Norway.
Filmhuset Gruppen AS was established in 1974, and has the following daughter-companies:Filmhuset Produksjoner AS is primarily concerned with the production of feature films; but do also produce documentaries and television films and Filmhuset Reklame AS produces commercials for a.o. TV, internet and cinema. Soundfactory AS is a post-production company established 1996. SEG Distribusjon AS is a distribution company established 1995.
The group is also actively involved in nurturing new talent through a consistent output of short films.From its inception, Filmhuset has associated with some of the most original and promising young talent within the Norwegian film industry. The company has maintained its firm commitment to comprehensive script development. Filmhuset Gruppen AS is 100% owned by Norwegian shareholders.
Some of the companies productions over the past few years include: Mama Gogo, No Network (both by Ari Kristinsson), Ice Kiss (Knut Erik Jensen), The Outlaws (documentary by Knut Westad and Jørn Berge Larsen) and the short films Abyss, Oblique (Knut Åsdam) and Tempus Fugit (Even Benestad).