‘Superswede’, MTG’s first original film, will be distributed worldwide by Los Angeles-based international studio IM Global Television. The critically acclaimed biopic about legendary Swedish Formula 1 driver Ronnie Peterson premiered in cinemas in the Nordic region in August 2017.
‘Superswede’ is a high octane portrait of Ronnie Peterson’s journey from small town Sweden to the international fast lane. The film features contributions from Formula 1 world champions Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti and Jody Scheckter, as well as Ronnie Peterson’s daughter, Nina Kennedy.
‘Superswede’ is produced by MTG’s Nice Drama and directed by Henrik Jansson-Schweizer (‘The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’; ‘Midnight Sun’; ‘Thicker than Water’).
IM Global Television, which has acquired the international media rights to the film, is one of the world’s leading independent entertainment studios, with a library of more than 600 films boasting a collective gross box office of more than $6 billion. The Nordic distribution rights to ‘Superswede’ are held by NonStop Entertainment.
Jakob Mejlhede, MTG EVP and Head of Programming and Content Development: “Ronnie Peterson was a global phenomenon – and now his turbocharged life story is coming to audiences everywhere. ‘Superswede’ has received fantastic reviews in Sweden and we’re thrilled to partner with IM Global Television to take MTG’s first original film from the big screen to the world stage.”
Eli Shibley, President, International Distribution & Co-Productions, IM Global Television: “We are excited to partner with MTG on the international distribution of ‘Superswede’, which gives a thrilling glimpse into Formula One’s rock n’ roll era through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Ronnie Peterson. MTG has quickly become a global content leader, and this film is a visually compelling and character driven testament to the fabulous filmmaking and creativity coming from MTG and the wider Nordic region.”
In addition to ‘Superswede’, MTG has recently signed global distribution agreements for ‘Swedish Dicks’ with Lionsgate and for ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ with DRG.
MTG has over 50 original scripted drama projects in the pipeline, and recent original premieres include geopolitical thriller ‘Occupied’; Nordic noir ‘Hassel’; and kids series ‘Peppy Pals’. MTG has recently commissioned political thrillers ‘Conspiracy of Silence’ and ‘Embassy Down’; dramas ‘ALEX’ and ‘The Lawyer’; the second season of LA based comedy drama ‘Swedish Dicks’; and its first Icelandic original ‘Stella Blómkvist’.