Norwegian director and screenwriter Arild Andresen starting out making short films and commercials. In 2006, he directed the youth drama miniseries BOYS WILL BE BOYS, the first Norwegian production nominated for an EMMY.
Andresen’s debut feature, THE LIVERPOOL GOALIE (2010), won both the Crystal Bear and a special mention at the Berlinale 2011, in addition to numerous awards worldwide. His next feature, COMPANY ORHEIM (2012) won the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film at the Gothenburg Film Festival, as well as several Norwegian Amanda awards. Andresen later directed episodes of the critically acclaimed NRK TV-Series STRUGGLE FOR LIFE (2014). His third feature film HANDLE WITH CARE (2017) won the main award at Skip City Film Festival in Tokyo, and another Amanada award for Best Male Actor. HANDLE WITH CARE has received worldwide distribution.
Andresen was the lead director on the NRK hit series HOME GROUND (2018), which premiered at the Berlinale Series and won a landslide at the Norwegian Golden Screen TV Awards, including Best TV drama. It also picked up the award for best Scandinavian series at Nordic Drama Days, and was nominated for best European drama at C21 in London. HOME GROUND was featured at last year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.