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Geir Henning Hopland

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headhunters
Dir: GEIR HENNING HOPLAND
Prod: Yellow Bird
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Blood Ride
Dir: Geir Henning Hopland
Prod: Netflix
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Magnus
Dir: Geir Henning Hopland
Prod: Viafilm
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Frikjent
Dir: Geir Henning Hopland
Prod: Miso Film
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Advokaten
Dir: Geir Henning Hopland
Prod: SF Studios Production AB
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Lilyhammer
Dir: Geir Henning Hopland
Prod: Rubicon TV AS Broadcaster NRK1 & Netflix
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Bio / Resumé

GEIR HENNING HOPLAND is a director and writer from Norway and started his career in NRK (The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) in the 90s. He has since become one of Norway’s most productive television drama directors. In the late 2000s, Hopland created, wrote and directed the critically successful TV-series BUZZ ALDRIN, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN ALL THE CONFUSION? The series was nominated for nine Golden Screens (Gullruten) in Norway, including for best script and direction.

Hopland was conceptual director on FRIKJENT / ACQUITTED, the biggest ever launch for TV2, and was again nominated for Best Director at the Golden Screen Awards. Prior to that Hopland directed seven episodes of the biggest drama export and hit show from Norway, LILYHAMMER. He has also directed ADVOKATEN, where the concept was developed by THE BRIDGE-creator HANS ROSENFELD and writer JENS LAPIDUS. In 2019 Hopland directed MAGNUS, which won “Best Scandinavian Comedy of the Year” at Seriedagene. Hopland has recently co-written and directed HEADHUNTERS, a prequel to Jo Nesbø’s bestseller.
 

TV SERIES

2022 – Headhunters
2020 – Bloodride for Netflix original
2019 – The Lawyer (Advokaten)
2019 – Magnus
2016 – Acquitted (Frikjent)
2016 – The Third eye
2013 – Lilyhammer
2011 – Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?

 

SHORT FILMS

2006 – Nora
2006 – Sometimes it Hurts (Noen ganger gjør det vondt)
2003 – Shortage of Space (Plassmangel)
2002 – Decay (Forfall)

 

AWARDS

2012 – Golden Screen, Norway – Nominated – Best Script & Best Direction “Buzz Aldrin”
2006 – Le Festival du film de Vendôme – Prix du Public – Best Short Film “Sometimes it Hurts”
2004 – St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival – Golden Centaur – Best festival film “Shortage of Space”
2003 – Göteborg Film Festival – Best Nordic Short Film “Decay”
Young Jury Prize, Festival de Cine de Gijón

Geir Henning Hopland