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BLACKPORT nominated for the Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award

The Icelandic TV series Blackport is nominated for the Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award, presented during Göteborg Film Festival's TV Drama Vision. The series is among five Nordic drama series nominated for the prize, which will be awarded to the main writer(s). The award ceremony takes place on February 2, 2022.

Gísli Örn Gardarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Mikael Torfason are Blackport's nominated writers. Haraldsson and Gardarsson are also directors of the series along with María Reyndal.

Russia has oil. Africa has gold. Iceland has fish.
Set in the 1980‘s in a small Icelandic fishing village, the story follows a married couple, Harpa and Grimur, as they build a small fishing empire along with their childhood friends. Due to the introduction of a new fishing quota system in the country, where the fishing grounds are privatised, the struggle for power results in a feud of jealousy, greed and betrayal. A collective venture, that mirrors true events as they played out and dramatically changed the political landscape in Iceland, creating the countries first billionaires.

The series was produced by Nana Alfredsdóttir, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Gardarsson and Haraldsson for Vesturport, in coproduction with RÚV, ARTE France and Turbine Studios.