Simen Alsvik

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Grace Baxter

Film, TV & Theatre

Hailing from Norway, Simen is one of the most successful and experienced directors in Scandinavia, and has achieved global recognition since he set up the acclaimed TV drama, LILYHAMMER. Starring Steve Van Zandt (THE SOPRANOS), the first series achieved the highest ratings ever for a drama premiere on NRK (Norway's public broadcaster) and has been sold all over the world, premiering on BBC Four and Netflix in 2012. It went on to win two Golden Nymph Awards for Best Comedy Drama.

He was Concept Director on FALLET, which is now available on Netflix, and which won Best Comedy Drama at C21 this year, as well as being nominated for 3 Golden Nymphs and nominated for Best Dramedy at the Seoul International Drama Awards. Simen also co-created and directs all episodes for Norwegian hit NESTE SOMMER, which has now been sold to ABC in the US. It was the biggest TV show on Discovery Channel Norway for four consecutive years.

Also an experienced director in commercials (over 100 to date), Simen has worked on campaigns for major national and international corporations such as Coca Cola and McDonalds. He's won several national and international awards for them, including prizes at the EBU Promo Awards and Cannes Lions.

His first feature film, TINA & BETTINA was released in September, 2012. He has also co-written and co-directed animation feature ANCHORS UP.

https://simen-alsvik.squarespace.com/

Simen is also represented by Abram Nalibotsky at Gersh in the US.

LILYHAMMER

Mixes sharp wit and American big city ways with the beauty of the Norwegian mountains and folksy nature of a small town - a perfect combination for a razor-sharp drama about cultural mores”. Richard Klein, Controller of BBC Four.

In Development

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NEXT SUMMER 4

2016 - 2017

Feelgood/TV Norge

Award-winning comedy drama.
Remade in Sweden, becoming the biggest show on Channel 5.
Director 10 x 30'.

ANCHORS UP

Qvisten and Animando

Animated Feature.

GOOD DEEDS

SAM Productions

TV series.
Producer: Meta Louise Foldager .
Writer: Will Smith.

THE JEWISH ORTHODOX HIT SQUAD

Tolmach Productions

Feature.
Writer: Lars Gudmestad.

Film

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TINA & BETTINA

2012

Nordisk Film

Starring Odd Magnus Williamson and Henrik Thodesen.
Produced by Jørgen Storm Rosenberg and Kjetil Omberg.

Television

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FALLET

2016 - 2017

FLX/STV (Swedish Television)

Director and Concept Director, 4 episodes. Series now available on Netflix UK.
Creators: Erik Hultkvist, Rikard Ulvshammar.
Starring: Adam Godley, Lisa Henni.
*Winner Best Comedy Drama at C21´s International Drama Award 2017.
*Nominated Best Dramedy, Seoul International Drama Awards 2018.
*Nominated for 3 Golden Nymphs 2018.
*Hollywood Reporters Top 10 from MipCom Cannes 2017.

NEXT SUMMER 3

2015

Feelgood/TV Norge

Director and showrunner for 10 x 30'.

NEXT SUMMER 2

2014

TV Norge

Director and showrunner for 10 x 30'.
*Winner, Best Comedy Show, Gullrutten Awards, Norway 2016.

LILYHAMMER 3

2014

Netflix/Rubicon/NRK

Drama. Lead director for 2 x 45' (episodes 1 & 2).
Starring Steven Van Zandt.
*Winner of the Golden Nymph for Best Comedy series in the 2015 International TV festival, Monaco.

LILYHAMMER 2

2014

Netflix/Rubicon/NRK

Drama. 2 x 45'.
Starring Steven Van Zandt.
*Winner of the Gullruten award Best Drama (Norwegian BAFTA's).
*Winner of the Golden Nymph for Best Comedy series in the 2014 International TV festival in Monaco.

NEXT SUMMER

2014

Feelgood/TV Norge.

Comedy Drama. Director and showrunner for 10 x 30'.
Written by Lars Gudmestad.

HOME

2012

NRK

Drama series.

NARWAY (NAARJE)

2012

Feelgood/TV2

Comedy. 8 episodes.
Starring Henriette Steensrup and Otto Jespersen.
* Gullruten Award for Best Comedy, 2012.

LILYHAMMER (2011-12)

Rubicon/NRK

Drama. 2 x 45'.
Starring Steven Van Zandt, Juliet Aubrey, Jay Benedict and Sven Nordin.
International sales includes: USA, UK (BBC4), Germany, France, Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Finland.
* Gullruten Awards for Best drama and Best Male Actor (Fridtjov Saaheim), 2012.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE (TORSTAG KVELD FRA NYDALEN)

2010

Feelgood/TV2

Comedy. 30 episodes.
* Winner of 3 Gullruten Awards (Norwegian Television Awards), 2009/10.

HIT MACHINE (LANDEPLAGE)

2009

Dinamo/NRK

Music Documentary. 2 x 30'.
* Winner Gullruten Awards (Norwegian Television Award), 2009.
* Winner Gullruten Awards, 2010.
* Nominated Gullruten Awards.

AIRY HEROES (LUFTENS HELTER)

2008

NRK

Comedy Drama. 8 x 30'.

MELONAS

2006

NRK

Comedy. 8 x 30'.

TYPICAL NORWEGIAN (TYPISK NORSK)

Dropout/NRK

Documentary Series.16 episodes.
* Winner Gullruten Awards (Norwegian Television Awards), 2005.
* Winner Gullruten Awards, 2006.
* 3 times nominated for Gullruten Awards.
* Norwegian Journalist Prize, 2006.

Short Films

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NEON

2001

* Hamburg Short Film Festival.
* Grimstad Film Festival.

THREE LITTLE WORDS

2005

Starring award-winning actors Aksel Hennie and Ane Dahl Torp.
* Kosmorama Film Festival.
* Grimstad Film Festival.
* Nordic Panorama.

Commercials

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JAVA4EVER

2011

Director/Co-Writer
* Winner Gullruten Award