Nevision Backs New Nordic Drama Venture


Producers Anni Faurbye Fernandez, Moa Westeson and Cindy Hanson have set up the Nordic drama production company Nevis Productions, with investment support from the London-based indie Nevision.

With offices in Stockholm and Copenhagen, the new venture will create high-end scripted content that appeals to the local Scandinavian markets and a global audience. Nevis Productions’ development slate includes local-language dramas for Sweden and Denmark alongside English-language projects that it will look to co-produce with international partners.

The company has a broad slate of projects in development, including the dramedy Neighbourhood Watch for a Scandinavian broadcaster and a coming-of-age mystery crime series with director Kasper Møller-Jensen. Nevis is also collaborating with Sofia Helin (The Bridge) and producer Jacob Raben on a high-end geo-political medical thriller Wake written by U.K. writer Jamie Brittain (Skins).

Fernandez, who served as producer and CEO at Yellow Bird and producer at Cinenord, counts among her credits Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Wallander (Swedish and British versions), Occupied, Wisting and Atlantic Crossing. Westeson has experience as a feature film producer and co-producer at Breidablick and SF Studios before moving into TV drama while working at Cinenord. Her credits include Vegas, the trilogy Jerry Maya’s Detective Agency, Atlantic Crossing and Veum. Hanson was a development producer and series creator at Cinenord, heading up a slate that included Wisting and Atlantic Crossing.

Fernandez said: “There is a strong demand for both local-language drama as well as English-language series which have their roots in Scandinavia. With our strong and diverse network of connections in both our home territories and internationally we feel we are uniquely positioned to provide exceptional, compelling content for a wide range of platforms and audiences. We have a real synergy with Nevision and we’re confident there will be many opportunities for us to work together and collaborate in the future.”

James Cabourne, executive chairman at Nevision, added: “Anni, Moa and Cindy have world-class reputations as producers of high-end scripted content, which makes backing their new venture an unmissable opportunity. The Nordic market is thriving both in terms of content creation and broadcast opportunities, so we are understandably excited by the potential of this drama powerhouse.”