TrustNordisk sells Oslo film by Petter Næss “Nothing to Laugh About”
TrustNordisk has sold “Nothing to Laugh About”, the Norwegian comedy-drama by Petter Næss which premiered at the Zürich Film Festival in 2020. Næss is best known for his Oscar-nominated film “Elling” and has worked in television and in the theater in recent years.
Set in Oslo, the Norwegian capital, the touching comedy-drama tells the story of a 40-year-old comedian who experiences the worst day of his life: he loses his job and his girlfriend, and is diagnosed with cancer. He learns to cope with his illness and somehow finds laughter again. The cast is headlined by “Kon-Tiki star Odd Magnus Williamsom, who also wrote the screenplay.
TrustNordisk sold the film in Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Estonia (Estin Film) and the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Pilot Film)
“Nothing to Laugh About” was produced by Gudny Hummelvoll and Eleonore Anselme at Hummelfilm alongside Rikke Ennis for REInvent Studios, in co-production with AIHL Films, with support from the Norwegian Film Institute, Lithuanian Filmfund and media.
TrustNordisk’s slate also includes a pair of 3D animated family features, “Little Allan – The Human Antenna” and “Just Super”.
“Little Allan – The Human Antenna” marks Danish film Amalie Naesby Fick’s follow-up to her first commercial success “The Incredible Story of The Giant Pear”, which premiered in the Generation Kplus section in Berlin in 2018.
“Just Super” is directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen, whose credits include “Louis & Luca – Mission to the Moon,” which performed in Berlin, and “In the Forest of Huckybucky.” Carter Goodrich, who previously worked on the animated blockbusters “Coco” and “Despicable Me,” did the initial character designs for the film.