NOET

We Bring Life to Stories

NOET is a film production company based in Haugesund, Norway.
We are dedicated to creating compelling, character-driven stories that spark conversation and appeal to a broad audience. 

E' det muligt (2023)

narrative short

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Inspired by a true story from 1968: Four boys decide to bury three ancient Chinese coins in an excavation field and consequentially turn the city of Stavanger on its head. They must now deal with the ramifications of their runaway prank.

Jéren (2023)

tv series

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The public officials in the small fictional town of Vigre are shaken by news of a municipal merger that will put an end to their serene work life. They are now launched into an battle to keep everything as it once was.

Frayed Roots (2020)

Narrative Short

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When her father passes, Raya, a free-spirited expat, returns to Lebanon for the first time in a decade. Before attending his burial, she must confront the family matriarch, and risks no longer having a place in the family or in their world at all.

TWICE AS GOOD (2020)

narrative short

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It’s College Decision Day. Ann Pearson, a Black, high school senior and valedictorian, has finally taken her future into her hands, but she’s been keeping it a secret. Now, out of time, Ann must find the courage to reveal her truth at the risk of disappointing the high expectations placed on her and the person she loves most.

holy jail (2019)

narrative short

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An elderly man gets the option of either paying his speeding ticket, or going to jail for five days. He picks jail and falls in love with life behind bars.

pancakes (2019)

narrative short

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An adolescent girl has trained herself to function within the walls of a dysfunctional home, but when forced to face reality she must choose between the love she has for her mother or her own well-being. 

MERCURY (2019)

narrative short

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A young man volunteers for an experiment that will help him retrieve a repressed memory, but the revelation will cause him to question his own identity.

TO BE A VIKING (2018)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

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An observational character study of the people in a modern-day Viking village.

SISTERS (2018)

NARRATIVE SHORT

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The bond between two young sisters is put to the test during recess.

one (2018)

NARRATIVE SHORT

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A woman on her deathbed relives one of life’s defining moments.

TENDER (2017)

NARRATIVE SHORT

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An experimental short, shot on 16mm film. A woman finds an injured bird and makes it her mission to help it fly again, but traumas from the past cause a sudden change of plans.

AN ORCHESTRA OF ANIMALS (2017)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

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Follows a trans woman experiencing homelessness as she attempts to find a new path for herself in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A PLACE TO BELONG (2016)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

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Stories of inclusion, diversity and belonging from inside the Augustana Theatre.

OVER THE BRIDGE (2016)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

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An inside look at the homeless community in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

MORE THAN A NUMBER (2015)

DOCUMENTARY

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A documentary about three young athletes and their way to the Norwegian national track and field championship.

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Note:
We do not read or accept ideas for shows or films submitted to us directly. All submissions to NOET must come through an agent or a lawyer/solicitor. Any idea, script or screenplay that is submitted by other means is considered an unsolicited submission and will immediately be deleted without being read.

E' det muligt (2023)

narrative short

Length: 21 minutes.
Language: Norwegian
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Produced in: Norway, 2023
 
– The film is available at “Godt Norsk” on Altibox.
– Official Selection at the Norwegian International Film Festival 2019
Director: Maria Lavelle & Johannes Vikse Pedersen
Writer: Maria Lavelle
Producer: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast:  Conrad Ørland Wathne
            Kristoffer Joner
            Adam Ekeli
            Nikolai Hult Simenstad
            Emil Piel
            Christin Unwod Dorga

Made with funding from:

Jéren (2023)

tv series

Length: 20 minute episodes
Language: Norwegian
Genre: Comedy
Pilot produced in: Norway, 2023
 
The pilot episode is currently in post-production. The series as a whole is in development.
Director: Maria Lavelle
Writers: Tore Kåstad & Maria Lavelle
Producer: Maria Lavelle
Co-Producers: Haavard Hana (CHAPERONE)
Eirik Fosse (FILMAVDELINGEN)
 
Cast: Tore Kåstad
           Joakim Vagle
           Torulv Time
           Tomine Hetland
           Trude Larsen

Made with funding from:

FRAYED ROOTS (2020)

NARRATIVE SHORT

Language: Arabic
Genre: Drama
Produced in: Lebanon, 2020
 
Official Selection at Raindance Film Festival 2020
Director: Nay Tabbara
Writer: Nay Tabbara
Producers: Maria Lavelle
                     Ghiwa El Haiby
 
Cast: Flavia Bechara
          Thuraya Baghdad

TWICE AS GOOD (2020)

narrative short

Language: English
Genre: Drama
Produced in: USA, 2020
 
Highlights:
– Featured on Peacock, NBC, Rotten Tomatoes and MovieClips Indie Channel.  
– Featured in the inaugural Scene in Color Film Series, presented by Target and 
NBC Universal.
Director: Kristian King
Writer: Kristian King
Producer: Kristian King
Associate producer: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast: Sojourner Brown
          Dawn Troupe-Masi
          Janice Dias

HOLY JAIL (2019)

narrative short

Language: English
Genre: Comedy
Produced in: Norway, 2019
 
Highlights:
– Audience Award at the Oscar-qualifying Austin Film Festival, 2019
– Best Foreign Short at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival 2020
– Official Selection at the Norwegian International Film Festival 2019
Director: Maria Lavelle
Writer: Maria Lavelle
Producer: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast: Joel Rooks
          Martin Mentzoni
          Rikke Westerlund Lie
          Remi Skjæraasen
          Adrian Gunderstad
          Geir Kåre Cemsoylu Nyland

PANCAKES (2019)

narrative short

Language: English
Genre: Drama
Produced in: USA, 2019
 
Highlights:
– Nominated Best U.S. Short at the Oscar-qualifying Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020.
– Official Selection at the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival 2019.
Director: Kai Torres
Writer: Kai Torres
Producer: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast: Izabel Mar
          Ellen Toomey
          Denny Dale Bess

MERCURY (2019)

narrative short

Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi / Experimental
Produced in: USA, 2019
Director: Clara Dubau
Writer: Clara Dubau
Producer: Cary Mason
Associate producer: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast:  Daniel Horvath
            Angus North
            Isa Goldberg
            Eva Ravenal

TO BE A VIKING (2018)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Language: Norwegian
Genre: Documentary / Cinema Verte
Produced in: Norway, 2018
Director: Maria Lavelle
Writer: Maria Lavelle
Producers: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast:
          Harald Ottøy

SISTERS (2018)

NARRATIVE SHORT

Language: English
Genre: Drama
Produced in: USA, 2018
Director: Maria Lavelle
Writer: Maria Lavelle
Producer: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast: Lily Brooks O’Briant 
           Willow Eve
           Melanie Little

ONE (2018)

NARRATIVE SHORT

Language: English
Genre: Drama
Produced in: USA, 2018
Director: Kai Torres
Writer: Kai Torres
Producer: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast: Anastasia Usmanova
          Mason Inomenico
          Louise Heller
          Emily Hooper
          Cheryl Foote

TENDER (2017)

NARRATIVE SHORT

Language: No dialogue
Genre: Experimental / Drama
Produced in: USA, 2017
Director: Maria Lavelle
Writer: Maria Lavelle
Producer: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast:
          Sonya Vai

AN ORCHESTRA OF ANIMALS (2017)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Length: Part of a multimedia package
Language: English
Genre: Documentary / Photojournalism
Produced in: USA, 2017
Director: Maria Lavelle
Producer: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast:
          Callie Lynn Swick (self)

A PLACE TO BELONG (2016)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Produced in: USA, 2016
Director: Maria Lavelle
Producer: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast:
          Sam Mettler (self)
          Mailia Lukomski (self)
          Chofian Abubakr (self)

OVER THE BRIDGE (2016)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Length: 18 minutes
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Produced in: USA, 2016
Director: Maria Lavelle
Producers: Maria Lavelle
                     Sarah Kocher
 
Cast:
Robert Eggers (self)
Susan Bunger (self)
Stacey Tieszen (self)
William Charboneau (self)
Highlights:
– Jury Award at the Sioux Empire Film Festival 2016.
– Finalist, Best student-Documentary at the Brightside Tavern Shorts fest 2016.
– Official Selection at The Awareness Fest, Los Angeles 2016.
– Distributed throughout the public libraries in South Dakota, and used for education purposes at universities in the Midwest.

MORE THAN A NUMBER (2015)

DOCUMENTARY

Length: 45 minutes
Language: Norwegian
Genre: Documentary
Produced in: Norway, 2015
 
Highlights:
Distributed by Haugesunds Avis / HTV
Director: Maria Lavelle
Producer: Maria Lavelle
 
Cast: Hanne Steinstø (self)
           Sindre Gelius Eikje (self)
           Elisabeth Angell Bergh (self)