“Intense crime against a climate-conscious backdrop of magnificent nature …
gifted entertainment with an attitude towards the future of the Faroe Islands”
“The Faroe Islands are the new black in Nordic noir”
“Where the conflict between the maritime industry and environmental concerns forms the
background for femicide and corruption … the Faroe Islands are obvious crime territory”
“TROM slowly unfolds the tension, culminating in a roaring season finale”
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“After one season, the feeling is that TROM is here to stay”
“Both thought-provoking and creepy in its own quiet way”
“Scandi-noir comes to the Faroe Islands – and it's beautiful
… bold, striking and something different”
“TROM is your new juicy Scandi-noir obsession”
Torfinnur Jákupsson is a Faroese screenwriter, showrunner and executive producer with a diverse background in journalism, film, television and music. Represented by the Faroese Authors Association, the Danish Writers Guild, the Writers Guild of Great Britain and Swedish boutique agency Albatros, Torfinnur is the creator, head writer and executive producer of the first ever series set in the Faroes, award-winning eco-crime drama TROM, available on Viaplay, DR, ZDF/Arte, BBC, AMC+ and SBS among others.
He is also CEO of GRÓ Studios, the first film and television studio of its kind in the Faroes, involved in all aspects of development through production and distribution. Working closely with the Nordic and international industry, GRÓ focuses on local talent and local stories with a strong sense of genre and setting, written and produced for a global audience. With a publishing and post-production department, GRÓ also specializes in IP rights, original composition, music production and supervision. Following the international success of TROM, GRÓ has developed a fast-growing slate of high-end series in addition to feature films and documentaries.
After a decade of studying and working in London, Torfinnur decided to change industry from the world of news and finance to film and TV. Over the past years, he has refined his skills in a wide range of roles - spanning feature films, shorts, documentaries and TV series. His projects have won numerous international awards and nominations.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Nominated for Best Programme Acquisition alongside BBC at Broadcast Digital Awards - 2023
Nominated for Series of the Year at the Icelandic film and TV awards Eddan/the Edda Awards - 2023
Nominated for Best Fiction Series at the Danish TV Awards / Tvprisen (Denmark) - 2023
Winner of the Nymphe D’or / Prix Spécial du Jury Fiction at the 61st Monte-Carlo TV Festival (Monaco) - 2022
Winner of Business Enterprise of the Year by the Faroese House of Industry (Faroe Islands) - 2022
Nominated for Best Crime Series at Aarhus Series Awards (Denmark) - 2022
Nominated for the Audience Award at Aarhus Series Awards (Denmark) - 2022
Official Selection for Berlinale Series Market (Germany) - 2022
Official Selection for TV Drama Vision at Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden) - 2022
Honorary Recipient of ”Silvurgrindin” - The Faroese Film Institute (Faroe Islands) - 2021
Official selection for Co-Pro Series/Drama Series Days at Berlinale (Germany) - 2019
See more on Torfinnur and GRÓ Studios on: grostudios.tv
Torfinnur is represented by the Faroese Authors Association, the Danish Writers Guild, the Writers Guild of Great Britain and Scandinavian boutique agency, Albatros Agency, working closely with ICM and CAA.
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