BLACKPORT / Verbud

Subprograma

Media

Acción
TV Programming Support

Tipo de actividad

Paises participantes

IS

 

Fechas de inicio y fin
28/11/2019 – 27/11/2022

Estado del proyecto

ongoing

Subvención

Coordinador

EVROPA KVIKMYNDIR EHF

IS

 

www.vesturport.com

 

Blackport (Verbud) is an eight-part televised drama series, inspired by real-life events during the 1980’s. A time when the Icelandic government introduced fishing quotas to protect species that were under the threat of overfishing. But in time, just a few individuals came to control the fishing in the region.Blackport (Verbud) takes place in a small Icelandic fishing village between these turbulent years of 1983-1991. At the heart of our story, we follow a married couple (Harpa and Grímur) who, with a group of friends, build a small fishing empire, when the fishing industry is undergoing a transition from the public domain into a more selective private domain.The surroundings are indeed colorful as we witness people from all over the world arriving to work in the town during the fishing seasons, resulting in complete mayhem while some make a small fortune.Through the series, we witness the characters’ gradual change, from visionaries to suspicious players in a somewhat Shakespearian-driven quest for power and control. The characters turn on one another, some lose their lives, and what was once a healthy marriage between Harpa and Grímur turns into a bitter battle driven by jealousy and greed.