The process of preproduction for Knud Bull: A Black Sheep (working title) has already been going for a few years since I came across the story. Part of my reason for the visit to Norway is to do some more research on the subject as well as to identify and contact the resources/funding bodies here that might help bring the story to screen.
The Nordic Docs festival was a good introduction into the documentary scene in Norway and gave me a few contacts that I will pursue. Today I have also sent mails to The Norwegian Bank (Norges Bank) and author of the Knud Bull biography “Straffen” Ragnar Kvam Jr – requesting meetings to discuss the project. I am also looking forward to catching up with Jo Raknes who will give me introductions to the commissioning editors at NRK – the Norwegian ABC.
At this stage I am also looking at a quick trip to Bergen next week if I can set up some meetings there. – So all in all it is getting pretty busy and I am not yet a week in the country!