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PIONEER is set in the early 80’s, at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea, authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline 500 meters deep. Petter, a professional diver, is obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea. Along with his brother Knut, he has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world’s most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey where he loses sight of who is pulling the strings. Gradually, he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake.


Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg
Cinematographer: Jallo Faber
Art Director: Kalli Júlíusson
Editors: Frida Eggum Michaelsen, Jonas Aarø
Screenwriters: Hans Gunnarson, Katharina valen Zeiner, Cathinka Nicolaysen, Nikolaj Frobenius, Eriks Skjoldbjærg,
Music Composed and Performed by: AIR
Sound Designer: Frédéric Le Louët
Producer: Christian Fredrik Martin
Executive Producer: Asle Vatn
?Production Company: Friland Produksjon AS
Raimond Goebel, Mimmi Spång, Rebecka Lafrenz, Lone Korslund, Jessica Ask, Marko Röhr, Ilkka Matila, Antoine Simkine


Aksel Hennie
Wes Bentley
Stephanie Sigman
Stephen Lang
Jonathan LaPaglia
Andre Eriksen
Ane Dahl Torp
Jørgen Langhelle


“ARRESTING. An old school conspiracy thriller.” – Screen Daily

‘Pioneer’ delivers insidious, shadowy tension – Time Out

“A twisty tale of life and death under pressure.” – Variety

“CAPTIVATING. A real achievement.” – Hey U Guys UK

Date for DVD release subject to change.