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Light Years

Original title
drama, science fiction

The defiant astronaut Norway (31) is the only awake passenger on a spaceship searching for a new home for mankind.


The defiant astronaut Norway (31) is the only awake passenger on a spaceship searching for a new home for mankind. His memories from life on Earth have been erased to make the life-long journey bearable. Everything changes when he discovers a way to restore his memories. The memories reunite Norway with the daughter he didn’t know he had and the life they had together as they tried to survive while hiding from desperate climate refugees and lethal solar storms.

More info about the project

Blaane film is an independent production company located on the coast of Central Norway which produces features, TV series and shorts. Its focus is on diversity and new talents, and to participate in developing the film industry in the Trøndelag region of Norway.

Didrik Morits Hallstrøm, Anna Lian
Håvard Wettland Gossé, Bente Maalen
Director, Screenwiter
Vegard Dahle
Blaane film AS
Project Status
1530000 €
101000 €
Looking for
co-producers, distributors, festivals, public funds (national, regional, international), sales agent
Contact name
Bente Maalen
Contact email
Contact web
Vegard Dahle
Director, Screenwiter
Vegard Dahle

Vegard Dahle has a bachelor degree in Film and Digital Media from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. He worked as a director at Spætt Film for six years before he in 2022 started freelancing as a director and screenwriter and is currently working on several series at NRK. He has previously directed the short documentary Off the Grid (2019) about sustainable living and the dystopian short fiction film Penthouse (2022).

Håvard Wettland Gossé
Håvard Wettland Gossé

Håvard Wettland Gossé was from 2010 the CEO of Spætt Film and produced several short- and documentary films. In 2023 he released his first feature film, Norwegian Dream, which was nominated for the Norwegian Emmys (Amanda).

Bente Maalen
Bente Maalen

Bente Maalen is a Film Producer and the owner of Blaane Film. She has a background as a festival producer at Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival. She has produced and co-produced several short films and TV series.