Storm Films is a Norwegian production company based in Oslo and Lofoten. They have received numerous awards such as the National Amanda for the best feature film, an Oscar for best animated short film, Cristal at the Annecy festival and the Edison Award. In 2014 the company released the bestselling adventure film Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama. In 2015 the company produced Valley of Knights, co-produced the fantasy film Shamer’s Daughter (DK) and the drama Heaven on Earth (SE). In 2018 the youth drama Battle, penned by international bestselling author Maja Lunde, will be released at the cinemas.
Storm Films is part of Storm Group, a holding organization containing subsidiary companies involved in all aspects of the film industry. These include: the award winning special effects house Storm Studios, the distribution company Euforia Film and the post production house Nordisk Film ShortCut, which is co-owned with Nordisk Film. The group has approximately 60 employees.
Storm Films was established in 1996 under the name AnimagicNet, and initially produced animated movies. The first AnimagicNet release was as co-producer on the 1996 animated feature film Gurin with the Foxtail . In 1998 AnimagicNet earmarked on production on the first CG-animated TV-series in the world, the award winning Two Wasted Wankers for the Norwegian Broadcast Corporation (NRK). Upon completion of the series, the company started the production of one of the most expensive and ambitious Norwegian productions in history, the feature length CG-animated movie Free Jimmy. The film was completed in 2006, and received worldwide theatrical and home video release in 2007. The film was selected as part of Critic’s Week at the Cannes Film Festival, and screened at the Cinema de la Plage as the closing film of the festival. Free Jimmy won the prestigious Annecy Cristal for best feature film at the 2007 Annecy Festival.
In 2004 AnimagicNet was acquired by Storm Group. The company changed name to Storm Films and the VFX-division of AnimagicNet was merged with the Storm Group subsidiary Storm Studios.
Storm i Nord is a subsidiary company of award winning production company Storm Films AS. We aim at making critically acclaimed and commercially successful films for the Scandinavian and international markets. The Company moved from Oslo to Lofoten in 2016 as part of our ambition to strenghten Storms regional presence. Storm i Nord will be focusing on local stories and productions and the development of the regional film business. We offer both service production, consulting and co-production in the northern parts of Norway. The regional office consists of Lofoten based creative producer Gisle Normann Melhus along with the Oslo based staff of Storm Films AS.