The Hunt of Odd Nerdrum

A documentary series in six episodes

Year: 2018     Duration: 4h 27min     Language: Norwegian (English)     Subtitles: English, Spanish and Chinese

Deciding to track down Odd Nerdrum's sources of inspiration, his former pupil Jan-Ove Tuv and his son Öde go on a world tour, visiting the museums and people that crossed paths with the painter in his pursuit of the immortal masterpiece.

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For two years, we have been working on the most extensive documentary on Odd Nerdrum that has ever been produced. From his refugee-birth during World War II, to the Norwegian Tax Case that recently sentenced him to two years in prison, we take you on a journey through the defining moments of Nerdrum's life and the secrets he has obtained from even the most unknown painters of history.

The series includes travels to Norway, USA, Italy, Iceland, England, Netherlands, Austria, Greece and Germany.

Kickstarter Video


Excerpt from Episode 5


Official Trailer (2018)


Excerpt from Episode 2


Currently, we are working on obtaining the rights to use archive footage, film music and photo material as well as translating the episodes into multiple languages after a successful fundraising campaign at

19th of April at 6pm CET, there will be a sneak preview at the first episode of the documentary at Gallery Fineart in Oslo, Norway.

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Movie credits

Voiceover: Jan-Ove Tuv
Writer, director, cinematographer, editor: Bork S. Nerdrum
Executive Producer: Öde S. Nerdrum
Producer: Bork S. Nerdrum
Associate Producers:, Krysten Ericson, Even Berntsen

Featuring interviews with:

Per T. Lundgren
Massimo Tizzano
Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
Stefán Boulter
Luke Hillestad
Boris Koller

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Photos from our journey