We are very proud that our drama series TROM, the first-ever drama series from the Faroe Islands, has been nominated for a prestigious Golden Nymph Award in the Fiction Category at the 61st Monte-Carlo Television Festival. The Viaplay original stars Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Rich and Olaf Johannessen, and is produced by Rikke Ennis for REinvent Studios in co-production with Kyk Pictures, True North and ZDF/ARTE.
The six-part show, which premiered on Viaplay in February to critical and commercial acclaim, follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Thomsen), who receives a message from Sonja, a young Faroese woman who claims she is Hannis’ daughter and that her life is in danger. Reluctantly returning home to the Faroes to investigate, Hannis discovers Sonja’s body in the waters of a whale hunt. His search for answers soon brings him into conflict with local detective Karla Mohr (Rich) as he uncovers a web of secrets in the close-knit community – but how far is he willing to go to learn the truth?
Creator, Writer and Executive Producer, Torfinnur Jákupsson on the nomination: “Some dreams are worth losing sleep over. The making of this series has been a journey from the unimaginable to proving the impossible and inspiring a new generation of Faroese filmmakers. It is a nice surprise and a great honour to be nominated. Credit to Viaplay for creating a platform to showcase more local Nordic voices, to REinvent Studios for championing this dream into a reality, and everyone involved from beginning to end. Just being recognized means more than you think.”
‘TROM’ is written by Torfinnur Jákupsson and Donna Sharpe (‘West of Liberty), and is based on bestselling novels by award-winning Faroese author Jógvan Isaksen, and directed by Kasper Barfoed (‘Dicte: Crime Reporter’) and Davíð Óskar Olafsson (‘The Valhalla Murders’) and Peter Ahlén. The series is supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the Faroese Film Institute and the Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union. Executive Producer for Viaplay is Marlene Billie Andreasen. Viaplay Content Sales is responsible for Nordic and Baltic sales and REinvent handles international sales.
At the 61st edition of the Monte-Carlo TV Festival, six Golden Nymph Awards will be presented in the Fiction Category, including Best Film, Best Series, Best Creation, Best Actress, Best Actor and the Jury Special Prize. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 21 June, in the presence of Honorary President, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. 21 programs from 12 countries have been officially selected to compete across the Prince Rainier III Special Prize, the Documentaries & News category as well as the Fiction category.