Who we are

At Indie Film, we cherish the film experience, based on a reality that never ceases to amaze us. We have been making award-winning documentary features and series since 1998, and specialize in personal and challenging films with strong visual identities. You can watch our films here.

If you would like to rent our editing room, pitch a film idea to us, or have an internship with us, then please drop us a line: post (at) indiefilm.no

Our visiting address is: Indie Film, Dronningens gate 26, 0154 Oslo, Norway
Our postal address is: Indie Film, Ostadalsveien 35, 0753 Oslo, Norway
Org nr:  980 415 937 MVA
Map link here

 
 
 

People

 
  Carsten Aanonsen   Producer and Managing Director +47 908 65 203 carsten (at) indiefilm.no  Carsten is CEO and founder of Indie Film. He has been involved in the production of more than 200 titles, including feature documentaries, TV-series, commercials and commissioned films since the beginning of his career. Carsten is a 2006 EAVE graduate.   

Carsten Aanonsen
Producer and Managing Director
+47 908 65 203
carsten (at) indiefilm.no

Carsten is CEO and founder of Indie Film. He has been involved in the production of more than 200 titles, including feature documentaries, TV-series, commercials and commissioned films since the beginning of his career. Carsten is a 2006 EAVE graduate.

 

  August Baugstø Hanssen  Director and Assistant Producer +47 957 46 777 august (at) indiefilm.no  August debuted as a solo director in 2014 with  Ida’s Diary . He has many years of experience in the film industry and has frequently collaborated with Even Benestad. Together they co-directed  Pushwagner  and  Club 7 . August is currently producing  Lust  and  The Art of Living a Wild and Poetic Life  while developing new projects as a director.   

August Baugstø Hanssen
Director and Assistant Producer
+47 957 46 777
august (at) indiefilm.no

August debuted as a solo director in 2014 with Ida’s Diary. He has many years of experience in the film industry and has frequently collaborated with Even Benestad. Together they co-directed Pushwagner and Club 7. August is currently producing Lust and The Art of Living a Wild and Poetic Life while developing new projects as a director.

 

  Karianne Berge  Director, Assistant Producer and Distributor +47 975 04 300 karianne (at) indiefilm.no  Karianne has a Masters in documentary directing from Lillehammer University College. She has been at Indie Film since 2008, working on all aspects of film production and distribution. In 2016, she debuted as director with the suspenseful feature documentary  The Grenade Man . In 2017, she started Indie Film’s theatrical distribution arm, delivering Steffan Strandberg’s  The Night  to cinemas across Norway.

Karianne Berge
Director, Assistant Producer and Distributor
+47 975 04 300
karianne (at) indiefilm.no

Karianne has a Masters in documentary directing from Lillehammer University College. She has been at Indie Film since 2008, working on all aspects of film production and distribution. In 2016, she debuted as director with the suspenseful feature documentary The Grenade Man. In 2017, she started Indie Film’s theatrical distribution arm, delivering Steffan Strandberg’s The Night to cinemas across Norway.

 
  Sarah Winge-Sørensen  Assistant Producer +47 905 65 344 sarah (at) indiefilm.no  Sarah manages projects at different stages of production, from development to distribution and outreach. Originally from New York, she worked with urban design and planning in the UK, before moving to Norway in 2009 to work with film. She has experience across the field from features, shorts, and commercials. For the past five years, Sarah has worked exclusively with documentary film. She joined Indie Film in 2015.   

Sarah Winge-Sørensen
Assistant Producer
+47 905 65 344
sarah (at) indiefilm.no

Sarah manages projects at different stages of production, from development to distribution and outreach. Originally from New York, she worked with urban design and planning in the UK, before moving to Norway in 2009 to work with film. She has experience across the field from features, shorts, and commercials. For the past five years, Sarah has worked exclusively with documentary film. She joined Indie Film in 2015.

 

  Tanya Potts Aanonsen  Audio description manager +47 915 455 77 tanya (at) indiefilm.no  Tanya has worked as a production co-ordinator and casting director for 25 years. Educated in Mexico City, she has been involved in a variety of international commercial and film productions and has had to good fortune to manage the project Kickstart, providing film education and internships for young adults. She now runs Indie Film’s Audio Description service, providing a cinematic experience for the sight-impaired.   

Tanya Potts Aanonsen
Audio description manager
+47 915 455 77
tanya (at) indiefilm.no

Tanya has worked as a production co-ordinator and casting director for 25 years. Educated in Mexico City, she has been involved in a variety of international commercial and film productions and has had to good fortune to manage the project Kickstart, providing film education and internships for young adults. She now runs Indie Film’s Audio Description service, providing a cinematic experience for the sight-impaired.

 

  Stig Andersen  Producer and Director + 47 905 65 344 stig (at) indiefilm.no  Stig studied art history at the University in Oslo and has worked with TV and documentary for more than 30 years. He began his career in NRK where he contributed to the creation of NRK2. He since worked at Motlys and Nordisk Film, and was a film commissioner at the Norwegian Film Institute. At Indie Film, Stig produced  Arctic Superstar  and is currently directing  Munch in Hell .   

Stig Andersen
Producer and Director
+ 47 905 65 344
stig (at) indiefilm.no

Stig studied art history at the University in Oslo and has worked with TV and documentary for more than 30 years. He began his career in NRK where he contributed to the creation of NRK2. He since worked at Motlys and Nordisk Film, and was a film commissioner at the Norwegian Film Institute. At Indie Film, Stig produced Arctic Superstar and is currently directing Munch in Hell.

 

  Even Benestad  Director & Creative Producer +47 950 48 872 even (at) indiefilm.no  Even debuted as a director with the film  All About My Father  in 2002. The film was featured at over 100 film festivals and won numerous awards. Later, he directed the critically acclaimed films  Natural Born Star ,  Pushwagner  and  Club 7  (the latter two together with August Baugstø Hanssen). He has also directed both short films and commercials. From 2013 to 2017 he worked as a documentary film consultant for the Norwegian Film Institute before joining Indie Film as a director and creative producer.   

Even Benestad
Director & Creative Producer
+47 950 48 872
even (at) indiefilm.no

Even debuted as a director with the film All About My Father in 2002. The film was featured at over 100 film festivals and won numerous awards. Later, he directed the critically acclaimed films Natural Born StarPushwagner and Club 7 (the latter two together with August Baugstø Hanssen). He has also directed both short films and commercials. From 2013 to 2017 he worked as a documentary film consultant for the Norwegian Film Institute before joining Indie Film as a director and creative producer.

 

 
 

Freelance directors

In addition to our in-house directors (August, Karianne, Stig, and Even) we often produce films together with freelance directors. Here are some of our most recent collaborators:

 
 
  Charlotte Thiis-Evensen  +47 938 00 440 charlotte.thiis.evensen (at) gmail.com  Heritage

Charlotte Thiis-Evensen
+47 938 00 440
charlotte.thiis.evensen (at) gmail.com
Heritage

  Hildegunn Wærness  +47 913 10 843 Hildegunn (at) dagblodet.no  Lust    

Hildegunn Wærness
+47 913 10 843
Hildegunn (at) dagblodet.no
Lust

 

  Lars Erland Tubaas Øymo  +47 995 31 210 larseoymo (at) gmail.com  The Art of Living a Wild and Poetic Life

Lars Erland Tubaas Øymo
+47 995 31 210
larseoymo (at) gmail.com
The Art of Living a Wild and Poetic Life

 
  Simen Braathen  +47 922 53 621 simen.braathen (at) gmail.com  Arctic Superstar    

Simen Braathen
+47 922 53 621
simen.braathen (at) gmail.com
Arctic Superstar

 

  Sofia Haugan  +47 936 32 102 sofiahaugan (at) gmail.com  My Heart Belongs to Daddy

Sofia Haugan
+47 936 32 102
sofiahaugan (at) gmail.com
My Heart Belongs to Daddy

  Steffan Strandberg  +47 990 19 244 steffanixx (at) gmail.com  The Night    

Steffan Strandberg
+47 990 19 244
steffanixx (at) gmail.com
The Night