Mette
Bølstad

Writer for Film, Television, Theatre and Radio

Mette Bølstad is an established head writer and showrunner. She was lead writer and showrunner on Nobel,  an 8 part drama for NRK about Norwegian Special Forces and Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan which won the Writer's Prize at Gothenburg and is currently on Netflix. Mette was also lead writer on State of Happiness which won Best Screenplay at Cannes Series Festival and was also a finalist for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for outstanding writing. State of Happiness was made for NRK and acquired by BBC for BBC 4. Mette’s previous credits also include series Sonja: The White SwanKing of Devil’s Island (featuring Stellan Skarsgård) and The Half-Brother.

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Television

Writer 

Producer Synnøve Hørsdal & Ales Ree
Director Pål Jackman / Petter Næss
Starring
  • Anne Regine Ellingsæter
  • Amund Harboe
  • Bart Edwards
  • The night before Christmas 1969, the gas flare at the Ocean Viking is lit. Phillips has found the largest sub sea oil basin in history. And everything is about to change.

    Maipo Film for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)
    Nobel
    8 x 45'
    Producer Håkon Briseid
    Director Per-Olav Sørensen
    Starring
  • Aksel Hennie
  • Mads Sjøgård Pettersen
  • Heidi Toini
  • In NOBEL, two stories carefully intertwine as a returning soldier and family man becomes a pawn in a political international game. As the stakes grow higher he is forced to discover just how far one should go in the name of peace. 

    Monster Scripted AS for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)
    Producer Kari Moen Kristiansen
    Director Per-Olav Sørensen
    Writer Ketil Gølme Andersen, Lars Andersen
    Starring
  • Andreas Döhler
  • Robert Hunger-Bühler
  • Marc Benjamin Puch
  • The story behind Hitler's plan of Germany getting the atomic bomb during WW2, and the heavy water sabotages in Rjukan, Norway, seen from four angles, the German side, the allied, the saboteurs and the company side.

    Filmkameratene A/S for Channel 4
    Producer Olav Oen
    Director Per-Olav Sorensen
    Starring
  • Lars Arentz-Hansen
  • Nicolai Cleve Broch
  • Ola G. Furuseth
  • Ghita Nørby
  • A Scandinavian family saga based on the internationally acclaimed and best-selling novel by Lars Saabye Christensen.
    Monster Film for SF Norge A, S

    Film

    Writer 

    Producer Karin Julsrud
    Director Marius Holst
    Writer Lars Saabye Christensen, Dennis Magnusson, Eric Schmid
    Starring
  • Benjamin Helstad
  • Kristoffer Joner
  • Trond Nilssen
  • Kimmo Rajala
  • Mette co-wrote this film about a group of boys rising up against the brutal regime of the detention centre they are being held in  on a remote Norwegian island
    Euforia Film
    4 1/2 Film, MACT Productions, Opus Films, St Paul Film
    Producer Synnøve Hørsdal
    Director Anne Sewitsky
    Starring
  • Agnes Kittelsen
  • Joachim Rafaelsen
  • Maibritt Saerens
  • Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist. But when the perfect couple moves in next door, Kaja struggles to keep her emotions in check.

    Magnolia Pictures
    Producer Synnøve Hørsdal
    Director Lars Berg
    Writer Helene Nybråten
    Starring
  • Emma Høgh Åslein
  • Nini Bakke Kristiansen
  • It's vacation. 12-year-olds Maja, Rikke and Ohna have big ambitions to not lift a finger this summer, but then the police find drugs hidden in the restaurant. Saigon House is closed and Ohna's big brother gets arrested.

    Nordisk Film International
    Maipo Film
    Producer Synnove Horsdal
    Director Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen
    Starring
  • Nicolai Cleve Broch
  • Kare Conradi
  • Marte Cristensen
  • Kristoffer Joner
  • A comedy about two hippies attempting to pull off one last drug deal as the 80s crash in on them.
    Nordisk Film
    Maipo Film

    Radio

    Writer 

    Producer Hilary Norrish
    Production Company BBC Radio 4