Swedish Film Institute Alum Joins Nordic Drama Queens


Endeavor Content-backed production company Nordic Drama Queens has hired Swedish Film Institute alum Helen Ahlsson, effective September 1.

At the Swedish Film Institute, Ahlsson served as commissioning editor for international co-productions and was Sweden’s representative to Eurimages. She also led the Moving Sweden initiative for new writing and directing talent.

Prior to that, Ahlsson was a producer at Tre Vänner (now SF Studios) and produced the Guldbagge-winning Armwrestler from Solitude and Kid Svensk, as well as The Fjällbacka Murders. She also produced Lisa Langseth’s Pure (Till det som är vackert), which introduced Alicia Vikander, and executive produced the Oscar-nominated A Man Called Ove.

Ahlsson joins Nordic Drama Queens as it is working on producing Cry Wolf (Vargasommar), written by The Bridge duo Hans Rosenfeldt and Camilla Ahlgren, for TV4/C More.

Nordic Drama Queens was launched in September 2021 by Sandra Harms, Josefine Tengblad and Line Winther Skyum Funch. The company also recently hired producer Eiffel Mattsson, senior legal counsel Christine Emilie Græsholt and assistant producer Emma Rönn.

“I have worked with Helen on several occasions before and was always impressed by her drive, stubbornness and passion for producing film and TV,” Harms said. “After years as commissioning editor at Moving Sweden, Helen also has the best possible knowledge on new talent in the industry. That, combined with an extensive experience as a producer, is very unique and something we are thrilled to strengthen the company with.”

“Josefine, Line, Sandra and the whole team in Stockholm, Copenhagen and L.A. vibrates of possibilities, ambitions and new ways of thinking,” Ahlsson said. “After many years in the greatest film bunker in the world, I was longing [to get] back to production, and the choice of Nordic Drama Queens was an easy one.”