Rookie signs first recruits

Program picks 'Karaoke,' 'Guidance'

STOCKHOLM — The first two films in the local industry’s Rookie project for first or second-time helmers have been announced.

Petra Revenue will helm road movie “The Karaoke King” and Jens Jonason will helm psychological drama “Guidance.”

Both films will have a budget of 8 million kroner ($1.2 million).

Coin comes from studio Film i Vast, regional film fund Filmpool Nord, pubcaster SVT and the Swedish Film Institute.

One film will open at the 2008 Stockholm Film Festival and the other at the 2009 Gothenburg Fest.

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