SIGNE LEICK JENSEN
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Producers Morten Kaufmann and Signe Leick Jensen founded Toolbox Film in Copenhagen in March 2011. Their credit list includes some of the biggest Danish box office successes in newer time.
As producers, they have been involved in Thomas Vinterberg’s THE HUNT (In competition in Cannes 2012 and nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award 2013), SUBMARINO (Berlinale 2010), THE BOSS OF IT ALL by Lars von Trier, MIFUNE by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (Silver Bear, Berlinale 2010) SUPERCLASICO by Ole Christian Madsen (shortlisted, Academy Award 2012) and THE COMMUNE (Berlinale 2016)
Signe Leick Jensen was appointed Producer on the move in Cannes 2012 by EFP, same year that Thomas Vinterbergs THE HUNT produced by Morten Kaufmann was in Competition in Cannes. Signe attended European Producers workshop EAVE in 2012 and is a member of the European Producers Network ACE. Both Signe and Morten are members of The European Film Academy. In 2013 producer, Maria Stevnbak Westergren (EAVE 2017), joined the company with special focus on children and youth content.
SIGNE LEICK JENSEN
Genre: Action film for children
Director: Poul Berg
Screenplay: Poul Berg and Kalle Bjerkø
Cast: Rumle Kærså, Josephine Chavarria Højbjerg
13-year-old Benjamin discovers that his mother did not die in an accident as he was led to believe. The conspiracy trail points to people high up in the Danish Defence Intelligence Service… “Trust no one!” he is told…
CineKid- Best youth Film award
Stockholm FF Junior
Chicago Children FF
Director: Niels Arden Oplev & Anders W. Berthelsen
Screenplay: Anders Thomas Jensen
Cast: Esben Smed, Sofie Torp, Anders W. Berthelsen, 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 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.
Cairo Film Festival
THE ALLINS 2017
Director: Sami Saif
Cast: Arleta Allin, Merle Allin
Directed by the award-winning director Sami Saif, THE ALLINS is a loving and entertaining look at the family of the departed rock singer. Twenty years on from his all too premature passing in 1993, we meet GG’s mother Arleta and brother Merle, each of whom in their own personal way has tried to come to terms with GG’s death. Arleta tackles her grief by having her son’s gravestone removed from the cemetery in New Hampshire. She is tired of watching his fans pay tribute to GG by vandalising his grave. That is not the son she wants to remember. She wants to remember GG, the man – a loving son and brother. Brother Merle, on the other hand, keeps himself and the myth about the world’s most destructive rock’n roll musician going by selling merchandise and by breathing life into their old joint band, Murder Junkies. As the family story unfolds – from an impoverished childhood ruled by a tyrannical, brutal father to an adult life marked by a complete lack of boundaries, which in GG’s case ended in drugs, violence and prison – Arleta and Merle try to find themselves and their common past.