// 2017 - Viafilm // NRK // Sagveien Resort
// 2017 - Viafilm // NRK // Sagveien Resort
The // Company
Viafilm is an international production and distribution company with offices in Los Angeles, USA and Oslo and Stavanger, Norway. Established in 2005, Viafilm produces and distributes signature TV drama series and feature films with universal themes for global audiences, and has filmed in Europe, Scandinavia, Africa and N. & S. America. Viafilm also provides production-service and co-production/financing for projects shooting in Scandinavia.
Viafilm owns a varied project-slate consisting of exciting, high-end, international film and TV-series projects. Presently, Viafilm has in production three series to be released in 2018, all of which have separate English and Norwegian versions: the romantic-drama, ONE NIGHT that combines Before Sunrise’s romantic intimacy with 24’s real-time urgency; MAGNUS, a hybrid mystery-drama in the vein of Inspector Clouseau and Stranger Things; and season 3 of the hilarious, international phenomenon, NORSEMEN.
The // Movies
CEO // producer
For over 20 years Anders Tangen has passionately produced award-winning drama series, feature films, documentaries and short stories. Anders’ signature TV series, Lilyhammer and Norsemen are hailed by audiences worldwide, and his multi-awarded dramedy series, DAG, received acclaim from both critics and viewers across Europe. Additionally, many of Anders’ productions have been invited to A-list festivals.
Through his company, Viafilm (Los Angeles / Oslo), Anders continually pushes at the industry boundaries. The Netflix/NRK Viking dramedy, Norsemen (aka Vikingane), is the first TV series to have been shot and released in two languages (Norwegian & English). Norsemen is quickly becoming an international sensation; season 3 shoots August 2018.
Continuing with this successful, multi-language model, Viafilm recorded in both English and Norwegian the real-time, romantic dramedy series, One Night (2018 release), and the upcoming supernatural-mystery-drama, Magnus (filming Jan. 2018). This model hops over the remake system, and introduces outstanding Scandinavian talent to the rest of the world.
Essential to Viafilm’s success is Anders’ international network. Anders enjoys collaborating with many of the best people in the industry hailing from N. & S. America, Scandinavia and Europe. This is owed to Anders’ diligent drive to develop outstanding concepts with visually excelling production value and highly engaging stories.
The realization of a great idea demands courage, determination and sweat. Feel free to contact us for a chat about new opportunities!
Head of Development // Producer
David Leader’s primary passion is collaborating with visionary talent to develop and realize profound stories that pierce the minds and hearts of international audiences.
David has worked within nearly every facet of the creation/production chain. He owns over 20 years experience within writing, producing, directing and production, and has filmed in Scandinavia, USA, Brazil, Europe, and N. Africa. David’s broad, multi-national experience provides the wisdom and communication skills necessary for serving each department’s unique needs. Additionally, David has consulted on and written development strategies for over 80 international feature film and TV series from many countries incl. Norway, Denmark, Netherldands, Belgium, Germany, UK and USA.
Prior to joining Viafilm’s ranks in 2017, David produced several award-winning short-films and documentaries, a plethora of commercials and corporate videos, service-produced numerous interataional series and commercials and co-produced two seasons of Vikingane (aka Norsemen for Viafilm), an episode for Forbrydelsen (aka The Killing, for DR) and the feature film, Quality Time (for Pupkin Film, Amsterdam).
David Leader graduated Cum Laude from Boise State University as a National Honors Student with an Interdisciplinary BA in film theory, creative writing and history; he earned his Master in Audiovisual Management through MEDIA’s Business School/Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid. David moved to Norway in 1998; before pursuing film and TV, David was a professional freestyle skier and wild-land firefighter.
Scriptwriter // Legal advisor
Writer Margrethe Stang Lund possesses a passion for telling stories that touch the soul and inspire the mind. This drives her to chisel, sculpt and hone a story until its message rings clear and the characters become alive and recognizable.
Having lived in and learned the cultures of Norway, Japan, France and now USA, provides Margrethe with an international outlook and intricate perspective on people and their ways of life. Margrethe owns 15 years experience as a leader and lawyer, working on profiled political urban-planning and regulation, all while raising two children.
For Margrethe feedback is essential, no matter what kind or from whom, because it brings new ideas and creativity. Therefore, Margrethe shares and develops scripts with other writers, script doctors, directors and producers. Creating a well-told story works best as a collaboration, because stories are meant to be told to and experienced by an audience.
Margrethe continually forms new ideas; she is currently writing a feature film with development support from Creative Europe, and an epic historical drama series
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The // Base