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COLD COURAGE

(8×45,  crime/thriller)

Two Nordic women collide during a series of murders in present-day London. Mari, a fierce psychologist, fights for the underdog by any means necessary. Lia, a shy graphic artist is on the run from an abusive stalker.  Mari’s obsession is to stop the meteoric rise of a dangerous, charismatic politician, Arthur Fried. She needs an unknown face to infiltrate his campaign. Who better than Lia??

International crime drama ‘Cold Courage’ is written by David Joss Buckley and Brendan Foley and it is based on the bestselling Studio novels by Pekka Hiltunen.

The eight episode returning series will premiere exclusively on Nordic video streaming service Viaplay 3rd of May in 2020 before being released internationally later in the year. Starring Pihla Viitala (Deadwind) and Sofia Pekkari (Arne Dahl) alongside international cast including John Simm (Collateral, Mad Dogs), Arsher Ali (Line of Duty), Caroline Goodall (The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard), Peter Coonan (Love/Hate) and Matteo Simoni (Call Boys).

Cold Courage’ is directed by internationally awarded Agneta Fagerström-Olsson (Wallander, Knockout, Kniven i Hjärtat, Hammarkullen, Den förste zigenaren i rymden) and Kadir Balci (Amigos, Marry Me, Turquaze). Co-producers are Peter de Maegd and Tom Hameeuw/Potemkino (Belgium), Cormac Fox/Vico Films (Ireland) and Kjartan Thor Thordarsson/Sagafilm Nordic (Iceland). ‘Cold Courage’ will be distributed internationally by Lionsgate. The producers are Markku Flink and Pauli Pentti / Luminoir (Finland).


THE MAN WHO DIED GETS A NEW LEASE ON LIFE

(6×45’, black crime comedy)

FINNISH telecoms giant Elisa has boarded The Man Who Died, a new limited series from Luminoir (Finland) and ndF International Production (Germany).The darkly funny Nordic crime drama is based on the international bestseller by Antti Tuomainen, described by The Times as “The funniest writer in Europe,” with scripts by Brendan Foley (Cold Courage).

 Foley describes the six-episode series “as if the Coen brothers had been parachuted into small town Finland”. It tells the story of Jaakko, a mushroom entrepreneur who finds out too late that he has been fatally slow-poisoned by persons unknown. He sets out to find the culprits before he expires.

“Jaakko has been sleep-walking through life and only gets his mojo back when he discovers he is dying – if Breaking Bad was Mr Chips becomes Scarface, then this is Breaking GoodThe Man Who Died is such a visual story with larger-than-life characters, it is a joy to adapt at a time when the world needs all the joy it can get” he commented. “

Lead producer Markku Flink describes the Finnish-language project The Man Who Died as one of the smartest and funniest he had read in years. “While it is in one way the most Finnish of all stories, we think the characters also give it great international potential for people who like the quirky dark humour of the Coens or Wes Anderson. “

German producing partner ndF International Production’s joint managing director Eric Welbers said “It’s a true pleasure to collaborate with talented partners like Luminoir and Elisa on a series of this caliber. My partner Matthias and I created our ndF International banner for just this sort of project.”

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ABOUT US

Luminoir is a Helsinki based production company developing and producing TV series and feature films for international market. We see the future of storytelling not only on the silver screen but in longer stories written for television and other digital platforms. Our primary focus is high-end long  running returnable drama series. Luminoir also provides production services not only in Finland but all around Europe.

Luminoir was founded in 2015 when two film producers with considerable experience came together to combine their talent and professional networks. Ultimately they were interested in telling great stories for international audiences.

 


STORIES ALIVE

Luminoir provides a creative space for talents to bring their stories to live. And if something excites us, we’ll explore all different platforms and contact our long-term partners to make it happen – together. We think that producing great stories is all about creative collaboration from conception of idea to the transmission the show. We always seek new ideas, break new grounds and try to learn from the past. When building cohesive working teams, we encourage diversity and intrinsic motifs. Whenever there is an unbalance our task is to find it and resolve it.


EDITORIAL LINE

Our way to select projects is clear and simple: we select projects that we like and that we believe the audience would like. Our films and series are mostly author-driven human stories with clear vision and sense of humour, stories that relate to the common history of human being/ humanity and that can be shared with audiences in any culture. We make films and television drama series that are emotionally engaging and entertaining.

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MARKKU FLINK

PRODUCER

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Is a producer-writer-director in Nordic countries since the 1990’s. He has created and produced feature films and TV series with Nordic countries, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Latvia. He is a founder of the first regional film fund and film commission in Finland. Active member of the ACE Producers Network- Ateliers du Cinéma Européen.


PAULI PENTTI

PRODUCER

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Is a producer with a diverse background as a director and a producer of feature and documentary films and TV commercials since 1980’s.  As a 1st assistant director in ap. 50 films by Kaurismäki brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Sepp Willsmaier among others. His productions have been shot in Moscow, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Lapland among several other places around the globe.

 

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LUMINOIR LTD.

Työpajankatu 2 b E, 2nd floor
00580 Helsinki, Finland

MARKKU FLINK

PRODUCER

markku@luminoir.fi / +358 40 516 6504

PAULI PENTTI

PRODUCER

pauli@luminoir.fi / +358 50 382 2024