After 2 years of development, Lisa Ohlin’s next project, “Ballon” is financed and set to start shooting in June 2014. Filming will be in Hungary and Denmark.
The story is about a young double amputated soldier coming back from Afghanistan. He meets a dancer from the Royal Ballet who helps him learn how to walk again.
The film has received funding from Danish Film Institute, the Swedish Film institute, local funding and Eurimages.
Simon and the Oaks opened in the beautiful Paris theatre in New York and then went nationwide. Some press clips:
With its exhilarating World War II narrative and performances that touch notes intimate and grand, Simon and the Oaks has an exquisite, and epic, ache. The New York Times, David DeWitt
After successfullly playing in other parts of the world, SIMON AND THE OAKS now opens in the US. With East coast premier at the Hamptons international film festival, it will play in New York a week before opening nationwide.
Lisa Ohlin’s production of the Broadway musical NEXT TO NORMAL opened at Stockholms Stadsteater to rave reviews and audience success.
Lisa Ohlin has now started rehearsals of the Pulizer prize winning, Tony awarded musical NEXT TO NORMAL, for Stockholms Stadsteater, starring the singer Lisa Nillson. Opening will be on September 21. Link here
Last night, the audience voted “SIMON AND THE OAKS” as best film of 2011, giving it the Gothenburg Grand Film Prize and 50 000 kronor to the director, Lisa Ohlin.