Petra Revenue, Sweden. Born in 1965. Dramatist, director and writer for theatre, film, radio and Tv. If you click on Films on top of this website you will get more info on that subject.
Petra is also headteacher at https://www.almamanusutbildning.com/ A school for profesional screenwriters.
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.
Some credits and backsorty: Since 1990 she has been one of the artistic directors at Theater Trixter in her hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. Before becoming a writer, Revenue studied social anthropology and is interested in what ties people together across language and cultural borders. 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).
Revenue began to write for film and television with the TV drama The Big Theater for Swedish National Television (SVT). 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 competition at the Sao Paulo Film Festival and the Mexico International Film Festival. 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.
Some exemples of work:
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.
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
One of her most recent plays is Bardo, created in Iraqi, where she has a long-term collaboration with the Kurdish Fine Art Society.
Her most recent work in visual art was being part of Love Explosion, a group exhibition at Göteborgs konsthall. Gotheburgs artmuseum 2013.
Revenue co-created Blue Eyes, a 10-hour dramaseries for TV about the neo Nazi movement in Europe. Shown 2015–1016
Latest film: Meaty Marta, an animated film about the hungriest goldfish in the universe. For children 3–6 years old. 2017. Take a look here.
Latest book: Modersgölen. A fiction novel on the complex subject of femininity and fear. 2019
https://www.i-a-m.tk/ BERLIN 2014
http://www.samritresidency.com/residency-blog/blog-from-petra-revenue-writer-and-filmmaker-sweden THAILAND 2017