Category Archives: Movies

Crowdfunding inventor is at it again

Photo courtesy of Mark Tapio Kines The team of Dial 9 so far: from left, Mark Tapio Kines, writer and director; Meta Valentic, producer; Scott Spears, director of photography; Christopher Farrell, composer; and William Lebeda, titles designer and visual effects supervisor.

Chrissy Hettich Norwegian American Weekly Norwegian-American filmmaker searches for backers for feature film “Dial 9 to Get Out” Before technology had today’s capabilities, leaders of various artistic projects had to find their own way to fund their projects if they happened to run out of money. Filmmakers, founders of businesses, and the like can now thank Mark Tapio ...

Disney’s “Frozen” music has Norwegian roots

Photo: Camilla Hay Jensen / Vuelie.com Frode Fjellheim, composer of “Vuelie.”

Melinda Bargreen Everett, Wash. “What wonderful music,” Disney fans are saying as they pour out of the theaters where the animated-film hit “Frozen” is playing. “It sounds sort of tribal. Is it African?” Wrong continent. The opening song in “Frozen” does indeed have a tribal sound, but it features a composer, conductor, and choir from Norway. The Disney production ...

Film festivals: the ultimate destination

Featuring photos of the Kon-Tiki cast and crew at the Scandinavian Film Festival in Los Angeles, Calif. Larrie Wanberg N.D. Contributing Editor An epic film attached to a location or an event in history is said to be the greatest draw to attract droves of tourists to relive the story or be in proximity with celebrities in the ...

“Oslo, August 31″ coming to DVD in North America

"Oslo, August 31st" is coming to North America on DVD on Sept. 18. Enter our drawing to win your free copy!

Film festival favorite “Oslo, August 31” is coming to DVD to North America. Enter the Norwegian American Weekly drawing to win one of five free copies! Special Release On Sept. 18, the critically acclaimed film “Oslo, August 31” will be released on DVD in North America. From Joachim Trier, director of “Reprise,” the film finds Anders on ...

“Kon-Tiki” makes a splash

Film receives critical praise for portrayal of famous 1947 expedition Kelsey Larson Copy Editor After 59 days of shooting in six countries, the biggest Norwegian film yet to be made is ready to hit Norwegian cinemas Aug. 24. The directing duo behind “Kon-Tiki,” Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, also directed the hit film Max Manus, which sold 1.2 million ...

Celeste and I

Rolf Kristian Stang reflects on the life of award-winning actress Celeste Holm Rolf Kristian Stang New York, N.Y. On July 15, award-winning actress Celeste Holm passed away in her Manhattan home. Her storied career on the stage, screen and TV spanned seven decades, and her life was celebrated in the New York Times and Time Magazine obituaries. As ...

Out of the shadows

A conversation with author and actress Kathryn Leigh Scott By Christy Olsen Field Managing Editor With the recent film adaptation of “Dark Shadows,” fans of the original 1960s gothic soap opera have come out of the woodwork to celebrate the cult classic. We recently sat down with Kathryn Leigh Scott, a star in the original TV series, to ...

No Oscar for Norwegian short film Tuba Atlantic

A scene from Tuba Atlantic. Photo: Paradox

Director Hallvar Witzøe from Leksvik was nominated for an Academy Award for best short film with "Tuba Atlantic." At the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, it became clear just after 4:30 p.m. on Sunday night that Terry George and Oorlagh George won best short film with "The Shore." Witzøe took the defeat with composure and says he is ...

Twilight star heads to Norway

Elizabeth Reaser is an American actress.

Elizabeth Reaser, who plays Esme Cullen in the "Twilight" movies, comes to Oslo on Wednesday, November 16. Wednesday night is the midnight premiere of the fourth Twilight movie, which is entitled "Breaking Dawn - Part One." Reaser, 36, has been tasked to introduce the film for the cinema audience on opening day. In addition to her role as ...