Nordisk Film signs output deal with Brain Academy


As part of a new output deal with production company Brain Academy, producer Helena Danielsson and acclaimed director Mikael Håfström will work exclusively with Nordisk Film on future Scandinavian film projects. First up is Håfström’s thriller THE PERFECT PATIENT with local release September 2019.

Nordisk Film has entered into a three-year output deal with Swedish based international production company Brain Academy. The deal includes an exclusive agreement with acclaimed Swedish director Mikael Håfström (Episodes of TV series BLOODLINE, 1408, EVIL) of developing and producing his future Scandinavian projects. 

Håfström’s upcoming feature film, character-driven thriller THE PERFECT PATIENT is produced by Helena Danielsson (THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER, CALL GIRL, BEYOND) from Brain Academy. It is co-produced and will be distributed in Scandinavia by Nordisk Film, marking it the first endeavor in this new strong collaboration with Brain Academy, Danielsson and Håfström. 

THE PERFECT PATIENT is set for Swedish cinema release September 20th, 2019 with TrustNordisk handling international sales and pre-sales begun in Cannes. 

With THE PERFECT PATIENT Håfström has returned to Scandinavian cinema. It is an intriguing journalistic thriller based on true events, in which a Swedish journalist discloses the flaws of a national legal system that sentenced a man, allegedly Sweden’s worst serial killer. The drama holds a high-profiled Scandinavian cast, consisting of award-winning actor David Dencik (TOP OF THE LAKE, A ROYAL AFFAIR), Jonas Karlsson (THE SNOWMAN) and new talent Alba August (BECOMING ASTRID, THE RAIN).

“After working abroad for fifteen years, I am very happy to return to Scandinavian cinema. And I feel with THE PERFECT PATIENT, above anything else it’s proven how me and Helena together with Lone Korslund and Nordisk film are a team bound by our dedication into making something extraordinary. We share the same drive and care for film, and I’m very excited of all that lies ahead with our future collaborations”, Mikael Håfström said. 

“This new output agreement with Brain Academy and Mikael Håfström will strengthen our Nordic line-up and we look forward to help them develop and market their coming films. Mikael Håfström and Helena Danielsson are a dream team, and we are extremely happy to enter into an exclusive collaboration. Mikael is a master of genre films and TV series and we are proud to be onboard his returning to Swedish cinema”, Lone Korslund, VP Acquisition and Co-production at Nordisk Film, commented.

“Mikael and Helena are an outstanding creative duo, which will be proven from the 20th of September when THE PERFECT PATIENT hits the cinemas. We are also extremely thrilled to have increased our collaboration with Nordisk Film, and look forward to releasing amazing films together within the near future”, added Peter Settman, Founder and CEO of Brain Academy.