SF Norge becomes majority owner in Motion Blur.
SF Norge, a subsidiary of Scandinavian major Svensk Filmindustri, has acquired a 51 % majority share in the Norwegian production entity Motion Blur and entered into an exciting partnership with co-owners; Harald Zwart, Veslemøy Ruud Zwart, Espen Sandberg, Joachim Rønning and Espen Horn.
Motion Blur has for many years been one of the leading commercial film production companies in Norway. The founders and acclaimed feature film directors Harald Zwart, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are also some of the most in demand commercial film directors and they have received several international awards. At present the company has 11 in-house film director’s developing and directing commercials.
Motion Blur recently launched the feature film operation Motion Blur Film. The film entity will produce features for the Norwegian and the international market. The company has three feature film projects in development with a planned production take off during 2013.
Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg have directed two of the biggest commercial successes in Norway; Max Manus and Kon-Tiki. Harald Zwart’s international directing career includes Hollywood productions like The Pink Panther 2 (2009),Karate Kid (2010) and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (US release 2013).
Svensk Filmindustri will distribute the Motion Blur feature films on all media in the Nordic region in addition to handling international sales.