Government agrees to support crime TV series
After this morning’s government meeting, trade minister Helgi Abrahamsen announced that the government will help with the financing required to shoot the series in the Faroe Islands.
The minister told news website in.fo that a likely financing plan would be to grant DKK 2 million this autumn and then earmark the remaining funds in next year’s state budget.
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Jón Hammer, the series producer, said in May that the Faroese tax rebates for filmmakers – the so-called production incentives – are too low, and that unless DKK 4 million is granted for the project, shooting would most likely take place in Iceland.
Last week, the mayor of Eysturkommuna municipality vowed to chip in with DKK 1 million. This was swiftly followed by a financial pledge from the mayor of Runavík municipality.
And with the government agreeing to cover any remaining costs, it now appears that the conditions have been met to shoot the entire TV series in the Faroe Islands.
Translated by prosa.fo