Celebrating the 10th anniversary of her international film sales and distribution company LevelK, Tine Klint offers some advice to Australian filmmakers.
Perhaps the most valuable tip: Don’t target the world, even though the mantra “local for global” is in vogue.
“I recommend staying true to original stories,” Tine tells If. “Don’t adapt and change cultural differences: some projects lose their originality because they are designed for world platforms or global deals.”
A former sales exec at TrustNordisk, Zentropa and Nordisk Film, the Copenhagen-based Klint first connected with Australia when Aquarius Films’ Angie Fielder got in touch in 2009 after announcing plans to produce Wish You Were Here.
Subsequently Klint and Fielder met at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2010 and LevelK handled international sales for the drama directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith.
That led to numerous collaborations with Aussie filmmakers encompassing such films as Celeste,