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Gimme a break was founded in 2014 by Erika Wasserman. She's been a producer for over 15 years and has been a producer on Oscar nominated and Cannes winner BORDER (Ali Abbasi), AVALON (Axel Petersén) which was awarded for Best Debut Feature in Toronto, MAN TÄNKER SITT (Berlinale; Henrik Hellström, Fredrik Wenzel), the American co-production BLUEBIRD (Lance Edmands) among others.​


Wasserman’s debut as a director, the drama comedy ”The Year I Started Masturbating” was released theatrically in Sweden and Denmark in the fall of 2022 to great reviews. The film was nominated for the Swedish National Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role to Katia Winter. The film was the released world wide on Netflix in May 2023 and was the 4th most watched film globally during its second week. It was the second most watched Swedish production globally in 2023 with 19,1 million streams and most watched originally scripted film.


We are very proud that our coproduction ROME / Möte i Rom will have its international premiere on February 3rd 2024 at Gothenburg International Film Festival where it is the closing film of the festival.


ROME is directed by Niclas Bendixen and features Rolf Lassgård, Bodil Jörgensen and Kristian Halken. It will have its Danish premiere on Feb 22nd as part of Bioklubben and its Swedish premiere on April 5th 2024 where it is part of Biopasset. We are proud coproducers with Danish Motor Productions and Vivo Films in Italy. The Film is supported by SFI and coproduced with SVT in Sweden and distributed by Scanbox Entertainment.

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