STORM selected for Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

13. October 2022
STORM selected for Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

We are very proud to let you know that debutant feature film director Erika Calmeyer’s STORM will be premiering internationally at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in the First Feature Competition that takes place from November 11th-27th.

STORM comes from SF Studios’ Norwegian production company Paradox (Utøya – July 22, King’s Choice) and debutant feature film director Erika Calmeyer and released locally on September 30th to splendid reviews.

STORM is a suspense drama starring Ane Dahl Torp (The Wave, The Quake, Charter) in the lead, portraying a mother in an impossible situation, as it questions: can the unconditional love between a mother and her daughter overcome anything?

Director Erika Calmeyer comments on the selection “I am incredibly happy to be invited to the First Feature Competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. I look forward to screening the film for an international audience after the fine reception in Norway. This film means a great deal to me – and into which I’ve put a great deal of thought and work along with scriptwriter Johan Fasting. But I also feel it is a big recognition of the actors, as the film is very much carried by them.

Since her graduation from the Norwegian Film School in 2014, Erika Calmeyer has received a lot of attention and participated in the Next Nordic Generation program during the film festival in Haugesund and Nordic Film days in Lubeck. She has also won the Critics’ Award at Les Enfants Terribles in Belgium. Erika has recently directed several TV series such as “Twin” and “Young Royals”.

Single mother Elin is off with her two kids on a fishing trip when the worst imaginable thing happens: while playing with his sister out of his mother’s sight, Ulrik (6) falls into the river and drowns in the heavy streams. Elin is left with her daughter Storm (10), struggling to get their life back on track when a classmate claims to have seen Storm deliberately push her brother into the river. The accusations quickly spread in the small community. Elin fiercely defends her daughter, but as her own narrative waivers she is forced to face the truth about what really happened that day by the river.

STORM is based on a script by screenwriter Johan Fasting, who has worked as a writer on several feature films and award-winning TV series such as Home Ground. The film is produced by Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvea and Thea Røhr Østvold for Paradox/SF Studios with the support from the Norwegian Film Institute.

SF Studios handles Nordic distribution and REinvent handles international sales.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival runs from November 11th-27th.


About SF Studios
SF Studios, established in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies. Today SF Studios is the leading film studio in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and offices in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London. The company is producing and distributing feature films and TV series as well as providing the streaming service SF Anytime. Alongside its own production operations including Paradox, SF Studios owns the production companies FLX, Filmkameratene and Motion Blur, and is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.


About REinvent Studios
REinvent Studios is a packaging, sales and financing studio all in one. REinvent Studios has extensive knowledge of original trends and sales opportunities in both the Scandinavian and international markets and works with high profile European production companies.

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