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ABOUT

GRÓ Studios is the first film and TV studio of its kind in the Faroe Islands, involved in all aspects of development through production and sales. It is a joint venture of head of development and sales Torfinnur Jákupsson and head of production Jón Hammer. Joining forces in 2018, together, they were a driving force behind bringing the first ever Faroese drama series to the screen. Working closely with the Nordic and international industry, we focus on local talent and local stories with a strong sense of genre and setting, written and produced for a global audience.

The dictionary meaning of Gró in Faroese and English: “(plfr.) kykna el. fræ á blómuleysari urt, ið losnar frá móðurplantuni og verður til nýggja lívveru” / “(in botany) cell or seed on a flowerless plant that detaches from its motherplant and becomes a new organism”

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TORFINNUR JÁKUPSSON

Head of Development & Sales

Torfinnur Jákupsson is a Faroese screenwriter, showrunner and executive producer with a background in journalism and music. He is also CEO of GRÓ Studios.


Represented by Danske Dramatikere and Swedish boutique agency Albatros, Torfinnur is the creator and head writer of the first ever Faroese TV drama series, award-winning eco-crime thriller TROM, shown on Viaplay, DR, BBC, ZDF/Arte, AMC+ and SBS among others.

Contact

tj@grostudios.tv

+298 27 20 17

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JÓN HAMMER

Head of Production

Jón Hammer first cut his teeth at Lars von Trier’s Zentropa, before moving on to independent powerhouse Adomeit Film Denmark and founding his own production company Kykmyndir / KYK Pictures.


Jón is a member of European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) and the Faroese producer of the first ever Faroese TV drama series, award-winning eco-crime thriller TROM, shown on Viaplay, DR, BBC, ZDF/Arte, AMC+ and SBS among others.

Contact

jon@kykpictures.com

+298 51 51 41

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“Intense crime against a climate-conscious backdrop of magnificent nature …

gifted entertainment with an attitude towards the future of the Faroe Islands”

Filmmagasinet EKKO

“The Faroe Islands are the new black in Nordic noir”

Berlingske

“Where the conflict between the maritime industry and environmental concerns forms

the background for femicide and corruption … the Faroe Islands are obvious crime territory”

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“TROM slowly unfolds the tension, culminating in a roaring season finale”

Vi Elsker Serier

“After one season, the feeling is that TROM is here to stay”

Filmtopp

“Both thought-provoking and creepy in its own quiet way”

Avisen Danmark

“Scandi-noir comes to the Faroe Islands – and it's beautiful

… bold, striking and something different”

The Telegraph

“TROM is your new juicy Scandi-noir obsession”

The Guardian

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