Major Norwegian film production stopped due to pandemic uncertainty

Photo: Crew on board the Norwegian ship M / S Montevideo, which went in a convoy from Liverpool to New York in 1943. With them from New York they had munitions; aircraft, locomotives and explosives. The picture shows life on board the Norwegian merchant navy during the war. Photo: Backer, Ole Friele / NTB

The production of the Norwegian film, “Konvoi” (Convoy), has been postponed indefinitely due to the current infection control measures and financial uncertainty caused by the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Lack of financial support, more shutdowns sink production

A combination of lack of financial support and the danger of a new lockdown has stalled the production of the major Norwegian movie, “Konvoi”. The Norwegian Film Institute was informed, just before Christmas, by the film’s production company, Fantefilm, that production would be stopped indefinitely.

The production company cited a general climate of uncertainty caused by the surge of the Omicron variant within Norway recently.

Martin Sundland, producer and general manager of Fantefilm Fiksjon told Dagsavisen that “the ongoing pandemic leads to very unpredictable production conditions. Constant changes in various quarantine rules, great uncertainty around the omicron (variant), and possible new closures make the situation unsustainable.”

The film, about the experience of thousands of Norwegian sailors during the Second World War, was supposed to start production this spring.

Note: The picture used is for illustration purposes only.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayTravel

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