Family - Pre-Production 2014

Nora’s Pearl is a tale of adventure in the spirit of Astrid Lindgren. As in Brothers Lionheart we
visit a world on the borderlands of life, in order to tell the story of a struggle against dark forces
- the story of two siblings and their unconquerable love. It is a tv-series 10 x 28 minutes.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Family, Children's, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 280 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Writer(s)
    • Mattias GROSIN, Henrik ENGSTRÖM
    • Producer(s)
    • Hawkan BJERKING (eyefeed AB)
    • Synopsis
    • Nora 11 years, is in despair.
      Her parents are about to divorce. Her mother and younger sister are going to move to another
      town. The parents think Nora has a bad influence on her sister and Nora feels unloved.
      One rainy night Nora runs away from home on her bike. The back wheel slips on the wet asphalt.
      At this moment a car drives past, moving very fast...
      Nora is floating between life and death. For 16 seconds her heart stops beating.
      A soul can travel far in 16 seconds...
      Nora opens her eyes in an alien world: The Passage. A strange no man’s land, inhabited by the
      souls of the dead in transit to their final resting place. But Nora’s soul is here by mistake, hanging
      between life and death. In real life doctors are struggling to bring her back from a deep coma.
      The clock is ticking.
      It is in The Passage that Nora’s fight begins, the fight to return to the land of the living.
      To find her way back home Nora has to rediscover her love of life and find her Pearl - the
      brightest moment of her life. The Pearl consists of five different objects, each connected to one of
      her senses, each a reason for living. Since everything that Nora has experienced is hidden in the
      secret archives and concealed portals of The Passage, she has only to recapture these remembered
      treasures and she will be granted her passage ticket home.
      But everything isn’t as peaceful as you might think in The Passage...
      Kid Paradise, an eccentric Funfair Director, uses his fantastic Amusement Park to attract
      children. And once the children are in, they can’t leave. Kid Paradise is terrified of facing the trip
      to the next world. He has entrenched himself in his ”Neverland”, where no sorrows are allowed.
      Children are going round and round in the merry-go-round from morning to night, happily
      sedated by permanent winnings on the Big Wheel. Under Kid’s spell, Nora also gets stuck in the
      Paradise, but then she remembers a promise she once made:
      To never ever abandon her younger sister.
      She resolves to escape and get back to her real purpose. But Kid Paradise has other plans for his
      beloved Nora from the land of the living...
      Nora’s Pearl is an adventure for the whole family based in the depth of human existence. What
      is the meaning of your life? What does your Pearl look like?
      The light of Nora’s Pearl gives her the courage to confront her feelings. It helps her understand
      that she is loved. And it gives her the power to fight off her approaching death, and return to her
      sister - and to life.
      Nora’s Pearl is a journey into the light. Come travel with us.
    • Partners & financing
    • Swedish Television 2,3 mill USD
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2014