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Petra Revenue. Artist, dramatist, director and writer for theatre, film, radio and tv. She has published a number of books. You can listen to Petra on sundaymornings as she sidekicks the show SÖNDAGSMORGAN aired on swedish national radio.  SöndagsMorgan i P4

Revenue began to write for film and television with the TV drama The Big Theater for Swedish National Television (SVT) 2001. Since then she has written a wild mix, from screenplays for Henning Mankell’s Wallander to her own debut feature film Almost Elvis, where for the first time she combined her two genres film and theatre. Almost Elvis was selected for Sao Paulo Film Festival and the Mexico International Film Festival among others.

She wrote the script for the film The Ice Dragon. Among other festivals it was entered in competition at the youth section of the Berlinale.

ARTIST STATEMENT 

My mission in life and art is fairly simple. I’m terrified of simple truths and black and white views. I aim to create characters and stories that carry complexity and ambivalence, and I want to do this in a beautiful and entertaining way. I combine the absurd with everyday reflections and in doing so I think I’ve found my style and mission. 

LINKS 

My IMDb

Films and TV

Books

Instagram (pictures that doesn´t make any sense from my everyday life)

Youtube  

SCRIPTCONSULTING and TEACHING

Petra Revenue is the headteacher at ALMA Manusutbildning. Alma A school for professional screenwriters, and she gives regular classes at Valand, the university of Gothenburg, at the institution for art, film and photography. She also gives private courses in Sweden and Italy under the name DRAMAQUEEN. Petra Revenue works regularly with filmcompanies as a script consultant.

A PERSONAL EXPERIMENT

After my fathers death in Thailand I felt a need to explore my feelings toward the opposite sex. Music by Björn Knutsson. Click on the link below to see a filmed diary made with my old nokia-mobile phone.

Call me the President!

BACKGROUND

Before becoming a writer, Revenue studied social anthropology and is interested in what ties people together across language and cultural borders. Between 1990-2020 she was one of the artistic directors at Theater Trixter in her hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

SELECTED WORK

Since her theatrical debut, Petra Revenue has written some twenty plays, several of which have received critical acclaim. These include The Least You Can Ask For (bilingual, Farsi/Swedish), The Dancer’s Woman (multicultural ensemble) and Valkyria (radio play that premiered on Swedish National Radio P1). When the war came to Partille (Stadsteatern in Gothenborg) and The secret ingredient (created by 300 collected dreams with co-writer Karin Blixt)

One of her most recent plays Bardo was created in Iraqi/kurdistan, where she has a long-term collaboration with the Kurdish Fine Art Society. She also did television in the region on the subject of women, honor and courage.

In 2006 Revenue’s first book was published, a collection of short stories nominated for Swedish National Radio’s Short Story Award, an award that she won in 2009 with “The Best View” (originally published in an anthology for the humanitarian fundraising drive, Children of the World). She has continued to write in all genres.

Revenue began to write for film and television with the TV drama The Big Theater for Swedish National Television (SVT) 2001. Since then she has written a wild mix, from screenplays for Henning Mankell’s Wallander to her own debut feature film Almost Elvis, where for the first time she combined her two genres film and theatre. Almost Elvis was selected for Sao Paulo Film Festival and the Mexico International Film Festival among others. Also shown on Swedish television, canal+...among other channels.

She wrote the script for the film The Ice Dragon. Among other festivals it was entered in competition at the youth section of the Berlinale.

Having fun at Berlinale 2011

Some of the Festivals Göteborg 27/1-6/2 youth-section Berlinale 9-19/2 Generation Kplus (in competition) Montreal children 3-12/3 (in competition) Buff 13-17/3 (in comp) Winner best film Kristiansand 24-28/4 (opening film) Newport Beach 26/4-3/5 Palic Serbia 14-20/7 Tel Aviv children 22-27/7 Winner best film youth jury + Winner best film adult jury Espoo Finland 17-26/8 Haugesund 17-23/8 Seoul youth 23-29/8 Nueva Mirada Buenos Aires 30/8-5/9 (in comp.)Lucas Frankfurt 2-9/9 Nordkapp 12-16/9 Buster Copenhagen 13-23/9 Festroia 21-30/9 Hamburg 27/9-6/10 Jerusalem/Ramallah 11-18/10 Cine Sparks Brisbane 15-20/10 Cinekid 17-26/10 wants to show Washington kids 17/10-13/11 Filem’on Brussels 28/10-4/11 Lübeck 31/10-4/11 Tallinn Black Nights 13-28/11+ Tallinn Just Film Kinodissea Rumänien 16-21/11 (in comp)Castellinaria 17-24/11 Olympia Athens 1-8/12

Revenue co-created Blue Eyes, a 10-hour dramaseries for TV about the neo Nazi movement in Europe. Shown 2015–1016 (now on netflix)

Meaty Marta, an animated film about the hungriest goldfish in the universe. For children 3–6 years old. 2017. Take a look here.

Märta at Buffilusk-tour. Meaty Marta was picked to be shown at hospitals around Europe. 2018

THE BEST VIEW was given an honorary mention by the jury at the Gothenburg Film Festival and was shown on Swedish television. Based on a short story by Revenue.

More on film and tv click here!

In 2006 Revenue’s first book was published, a collection of short stories nominated for Swedish National Radio’s Short Story Award, an award that she won in 2009 with “The Best View” (originally published in an anthology for the humanitarian fundraising drive, Children of the World). She has continued to write in all genres.

ART

Petra took part in Love Explosion, a group exhibition at Göteborgs konsthall, Gothenburgs artmuseum 2013 with her installation Fysical Evidence about her fathers death in Thailand.

En installation/performance i Berlin "doubles" with artists Hanneke de Werf, Anneliese Vobis and Lena Selander. 2014.

After my fathers death in Thailand I felt a need to explore my feelings toward the opposite sex. Music by Björn Knutsson. Click on the link below to see a filmed diary made with my old nokia-mobile phone.

Call me the President!

Residencies

https://www.i-a-m.tk/  BERLIN 2014

http://www.samritresidency.com/residency-blog/blog-from-petra-revenue-writer-and-filmmaker-sweden  THAILAND 2017