Nordicana

Background

Nordicana is a festival celebrating the best of Scandi noir and beyond.  Based on the huge popularity of Swedish and Danish tv dramas such as The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen and more the festival brings together stars from past, current and future TV shows or movies.  Attendees are able to meet the stars in intimate signing sessions, watch the latest episodes and take part in live Q&A sessions with cast members and directors.  In addition, Nordicana features the best in Scandinavian culture and cuisine.

Challenge

  • Creating a comprehensive running order to facilitate multiple screenings, Q&A sessions, meet & greets, signing sessions and panel talks.
  • Working alongside the venue’s in house team, seamlessly deliver new footage and clips, timed to coincide with talks
  • Sourcing top of the range AV to provide the ultimate screening experience
  • Manage multiple sessions and screenings in various parts of the venue
  • Ensure crowd movement and the flow of the event were run seamlessly
  • Liaising with the label and their production company regarding logistics
  • Sourcing appropriate and suitable catering solutions

Delivery

  • Full event production
  • Full production schedule and Event Management Plan
  • Risk Assessment
  • Third Party Supplier Audit
  • Sourcing suppliers
  • Call Sheet
  • Show Calling
  • VOG
  • Talent Management

Results

  • The two day weekend event was well attended
  • Positive feedback on-line and social media
  • Plans to return in the new year with Nordicana 2016

“From the very first planning meeting with The Fair it was clear to see that we were going to be in very safe hands with our event. The Fair are seemingly unflappable and are totally solutions-driven, but also pretty rigid in not straying from a sound plan and keeping us, the client, on track should we stray into potentially over-ambitious territory.

Working with Alan and Nick remained, at all times, professional, calm and good-natured which is a big statement considering the myriad pressures involved in putting on a show of this scale in a relatively short period of time. We would work with them again without hesitation.”

Jon Sadler, Arrow Films

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