(Yellow Bird Norway)
Hummelfilm is an independent production company, etablished in 2011, based in Oslo, Norway. Since 2013, Hummelfilm has had a close collaboration with Yellow Bird, producing the TV-series OCCUPIED based on an idea by Jo Nesbø. Currently in production with season 3. Hummelfilm aims to produce and co-produce films and TV-series that are both artistically strong and has the ability to reach a wide national and international audience. We are always on the lookout for new, long-term collaborators and believe that film should cross cultural and national borders.
OCCUPIED SEASON 3 2019
Genre: TV-Series 6x45’
Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg, Gunnar Vikene and Camilla Strøm Henriksen
Screenplay: Hilde Susan Jaegtnes, Camilla Strøm Henriksen and Erik Skjoldbjærg
Cast: Ane Dahl Torp, Henrik Mestad, Eldar Skar, Selome Emnetu, Ingeborga Dapkunaite
The third season of OCCUPIED shows what happens in a post-war era. A new parliamentary election is due, and the campaign reignites old conflicts between the Norwegians. Who are the real liberation heroes? How should traitors be treated? And how will the relations with Russia develop? Has Russia actually withdrawn from Norway? Season 3 of OCCUPIED is about national identity in a country at the verge of civil war.
Format: Feature film- Coproduction
Director: Niels Arden Oplev and Anders W. Berthelsen
Screenplay: Anders Thomas Jensen - (Based on the book by Puk Damsgård)
Cast: Espen Smed, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sofie Torp, Toby Kebbell
DANIEL tells the story of one of the most spectacular kidnappings in recent times. The protagonist is the young Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye who was held hostage for 398 days in Syria by the terror organisation Islamic State along with several other foreign nationals including the American journalist James Foley. The film follows Daniel’s struggle to survive in captivity, his friendship with James, and the nightmare of the Rye family back home in Denmark as they try to cope with the fear that they may never see their son alive again. At the centre of this crisis, we find hostage negotiator, Arthur, who plays a pivotal role in securing Daniel’s release.
HOW TO STEAL A COUNTRY 2019
Format: Documentary - Coproduction
Director: Rehad Desai
HOW TO STEAL A COUNTRY is the story of the Gupta family’s spectacular rise from flea market shoe salesmen to establishing a massive black owned business empire in South Africa. It runs as a suspenseful detective story uncovering one huge bribery scandal after another, involving the top echelons of political power and several well-known multinational corporations.