Guest in a difficult business
Apart from brief appearances in different short movies and feature films, Jo Strømgren has been a temporary guest in the film business as a director and scriptwriter. Together with Runar Hodne, he co-wrote and co-directed the feature film “Destination Moscow”, filmed on location in Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, and Italy. Together with Stein Roger Bull, he has co-directed the dance films “The Neighbour” and “Closed”. The first gained a Rose d’Or in Luzern in 2010. Apart from this he has developed several scripts for film and television, optioned by different production companies. The film business is however a tough one and it takes both time, courage and stamina to pursue a continuous career. Jo Strømgren has always seen film as a luxury opportunity which can enrich the overall understanding of story telling, especially for those working with live stage performance.