Film i Vast fills slate

New fund helps indie shingles, foreign co-prod'ns

Fourteen Nordic features and two international co-productions will be shot at Sweden’s Film i Vast this summer and fall.

It also has established a $2 million TV fund aimed at independent production companies and foreign co-productions.

An untitled drama by Swedish helmer Maria Blom, who made local B.O. hit “Dalecarlians” in 2004, and Zentropa’s “Erik Nietzsche — The Early Years,” written by Lars von Trier and helmed by Jacob Thuesen, are among pics that are to be co-produced by Film i Vast.

Von Trier’s Danish-language comedy “The Boss of It All” is in production.

Other pics include Nordisk Film’s Swedish-Danish drama “Den man alskar” (The One You Love) by helmer Ake Sandgren; and Norwegian helmer Peter Naess’ drama “Hoppet” from the Happy Zingo shingle.

Sweden’s Hepp Film and Film i Vast are to co-produce photographer Anton Corbijn’s feature debut, “Control,” about the late Ian Curtis, who lead cult British band Joy Division. Pic will be produced by the U.K.’s the Bureau.

Film i Vast’s second international co-production is helmer Philippe Ramos’ feature “Captaine Achab,” produced by French Sesame Films.

Film i Vast is financed by local authorities in Vastra Gotaland, the European Union Regional Development Fund, the Swedish Film Institute and its own earnings.

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