Tonight’s cinema premiere of the Swedish thriller film ‘The Perfect Patient’ (Swedish title: ‘QUICK’) reinforces the position of Brain Academy, a Nordic Entertainment Group company, as a major producer of high-quality films and series for Nordic and international audiences. The film has been selected as one of Sweden’s three finalists for submission to the 92nd Academy Awards.
‘The Perfect Patient’ presents the captivating true story behind Sweden’s biggest ever judicial scandal. In the film, journalists Hannes Råstam (Jonas Karlsson) and Jenny Küttim (Alba August) uncover the miscarriage of justice that led to the imprisonment of mental patient Thomas Quick (David Dencik) as the country's worst serial killer.
Helena Danielsson, Producer for Brain Academy, says:
“In 2012, I and David Dencik secured the film rights to Hannes Råstam’s award-winning book, ‘Thomas Quick – The Making of a Serial Killer’. Today, we are very excited to bring it to the big screen with international star director Mikael Håfström and our amazing cast.
“The Thomas Quick scandal is a tremendously interesting story that is familiar to almost all adult Swedes. The journalistic dynamics behind the case are also highly relevant today, since legal protections and a well-functioning democracy are built on strong independent journalism.”
The film is directed by Mikael Håfström (‘Evil’, ‘Escape Plan’, ‘Bloodline’) in his first Swedish film for 15 years, with the script written by Norwegian author Erlend Loe. ‘The Perfect Patient’ is produced by Brain Academy in co-production with Film i Väst, Nordisk Film, Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning, TV4 and Umedia Belgium, supported by the Swedish Film Institute and Nordic Film & TV Fund. The film also marks the start of a broader output deal between Brain Academy, Mikael Håfström and Nordisk Film.
‘The Perfect Patient’ premieres in cinemas across Sweden on 20 September, and in Norway on 27 September, with premiere dates in the rest of Europe to be announced in due course.
Mikael Håfstrøm – Evil, Derailed, 1408, Shanghai and Escape Plan.
David Dencik – The girl with the dragon tattoo, Cornelis, and the upcoming 25th James Bond film
Jonas Karlsson – Snowman, Beck and Lasse Majas Detective Bureau.
Alba August – Shooting star at Berlin International Film Festival 2018. Stars in The Rain on Netflix, Jordskott and in Becoming Astrid about author Astrid Lindgren.
About Brain Academy
Brain Academy is an international entertainment company with offices in Stockholm and Los Angeles. Dedicated to producing bold and innovative television and film projects for every screen, Brain Academy is made up of skilled and experienced producers and development professionals who provide resources, support and out-of-the-box thinking. The passionate and talented team is devoted to artistry from concept to execution, and to creating high quality scripted content for a global audience that engages, inspires and transforms. Brain Academy is part of NENT Studios.
The company was founded in 2014 by CEO Peter Settman and is already one of the biggest scripted production companies in the Nordic region. Brain Academy has opened an office in Los Angeles, developed and produced award winning TV shows, and worked with talents such as Keanu Reeves, Morena Baccarin, Don Bitters, Mikael Håfström, Peter Stormare, Johan Glans and many more.
About Nordic Entertainment Group:
Nordic Entertainment Group AB (publ) (NENT Group) is the Nordic region’s leading entertainment provider. We entertain millions of people every day with our streaming services, TV channels and radio stations, and our production companies create content that is experienced around the world. We make life more entertaining by telling stories, touching lives and expanding worlds – from live sports, movies and series to music and original shows. Headquartered in Stockholm, NENT Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘NENT A’ and ‘NENT B’).
Our studio business, NENT Studios, is behind acclaimed works in multiple genres ranging from factual, documentary and reality to game shows, lifestyle and drama. A total of 32 different companies in 17 countries make up the studios division. The local presence means that we work with some of the most talented and creative people in each of our markets. This content is then available on our own channels and platforms, and also sold to other entertainment providers in over 240 territories worldwide.