Harald Zwart - Writer, Director
Harald Zwart’s movies have accumulated a staggering 600 mill USD worldwide to date. His latest movie, The 12th Man, opened last Christmas in his home country of Norway, and broke box office records surpassing competition such as Star Wars Last Jedi. The movie sold to over 100 countries and has received rave reviews in the US and UK. The true stories of the heroism in The 12th Man have lived with Harald since childhood and he knew now was the perfect time to share this universal tale of hope and triumph of a people against a terrifying regime. The film has already been sold in numerous foreign markets and is described as his "masterpiece". The movie captures all audiences, from young teenagers to the elderly who have not been inside a movie theatre for decades. The movie was in the Oscar race in 2018 and will enter the BAFTA’s for 2019.
Harald has worked with names like Michael Douglas, John Goodman, Liv Tyler (One Night At McCool's) and Steve Martin, John Cleese, Jean Reno (Pink Panther) but he is best known for The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. The film was produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and their Overbrook Entertainment. It grossed approx 380 Million USD (ww), the biggest hit for Columbia Pictures in the year of its release.
Known for his quirky Scandinavian comedy sense with a strong visual style, Harald is also one of the most award winning commercial Directors. He constantly travels the world working for massive corporations and big brand names in large markets such as Asia, USA, the UAE and Europe.
SEANCE is his first musical, but he has always loved musicals and is binging shows on every trip to NYC or London. Harald grew up next to the house where SEANCE actually happened, and he is related to the prosecutor in the real case. Harald has lived with the SEANCE story all his life.
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