SF Studios and Fridthjof Film sign output agreement

Nordic heavyweight SF Studios and the successful Danish production company Fridthjof Film have entered into a 3-year output agreement for distribution by SF Studios of Fridthjof Film productions in the Nordic market, starting with the motion picture "The Exception" – a thriller based on Christian Jungersen's bestseller, featuring Sidse Babett Knudsen, Danica Curcic, Amanda Collins and Lene Maria Christensen.

The cooperation agreement with Fridthjof Film secures SF Studios’ right to both distribute and launch the company's productions. Fridthjof Film is the name behind major titles such as "Armadillo", "Take the Trash" and "All for one" with its two sequels. In November it will premiere the drama "In Love & War".

Ronnie Fridthjof explains the deal: "We want to continue to hone the quality of our films and draw in even larger audiences. We have a close personal relationship with many of the employees at SF Studios and are eagerly looking forward to working together. SF Studios with its team, its many years of experience and its strong tradition in the Nordic countries is the perfect partner for Fridthjof Film".

Yaba Holst, Head of Nordic Acquisition at SF Studios, adds:  "Fridthjof Film has repeatedly demonstrated its excellent feel for what works with audiences. They are a strong outfit and have a bold approach that guarantees quality in all genres. It’s exactly what we need at SF Studios and it matches our vision and mission to become the public's top choice. We have a powerful team in Denmark, and I'm proud that we once again have managed to land one of the main players in the industry. It promises good for the future!"

The agreement with Fridthjof Film boosts SF Studios’ strategy and ambition to produce, co-produce and distribute even more motion pictures and TV drama across the Nordic market. SF Studios already has distribution agreements with another three leading Danish production companies – Meta Film ("Swinger", "Summer of ’92"), Miso Film ("The Way to Mandalay", "Iqbal & The Jewel of India") and Creative Alliance ("Backstabbing for Beginners", "Notat").

"SF Studios is constantly scanning the sector to spot the best cooperation partners who can match our goal to challenge the market and give audiences a memorable experience. We want solid partners whose productions in combination with our local productions and many international productions can ensure that SF Studios maintains and consolidates its position as the leading distributor of films and TV series in the north," concludes Yaba Holst.

For further information, please contact:
Yaba Holst, Head of Nordic Acquisition at SF Studios, +46 73 411 95 35
Camilla Baggesen, Press and Media Relations Officer Denmark, +45 2074 0650

About SF Studios
SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film studio in the Nordic region. Its business includes production and distribution of feature films and TV series, and the digital services SF Anytime and SF Kids Play. SF Studios has its head office in Stockholm and subsidiaries in Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki and London, and is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier AB.

About Fridthjof Film
Fridthjof Film was established in 2000 by Ronnie Fridthjof and is today a major player in film, TV and documentary production in Denmark. We constantly strive for a balance between artistic quality and commercial success. We achieved this with award-winning "Armadillo", which was not only a success at Cannes, but also became the second most viewed documentary in Danish cinemas ever. The drama series "Heartless", which has been sold worldwide, also to HBO and Netflix, found its way to the Berlin Film Festival, where it became the first ever series to be selected for the "Generations" programme. Fridthjof Film rose to prominence in 2008 when its blockbuster "Take the Trash" took everyone by surprise and sold 450,000 tickets, despite being made without traditional funding. Fridthjof Film has also produced other films by the same director, Rasmus Heide, namely "The Christmas Party", "All for One", "All for Two" and "All for Three", all of which were box office number ones and are among the most viewed films on Danish TV channel TV2.

Danica Curcic, Amanda Collin, Lene Maria Christensen and Sidse Babett Knudsen from the motion picture “The Exception”. Photo: Free/Steen Evald

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