Last year we wrote about a competition held by Swedish production company Hobby Film. Quite recently the Swedes opened an office on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. Their international roster of directors is now also available to the Dutch market. Amongst them are The Vikings, Oskar Bård, Vesa Manninen, Jens Jonsson and Magnus Renfors. Tom Rickard, head of the new Amsterdam office: “Sweden has had a strong history of pillaging in mid-Europe, but I promise we will not do any of that this time. Instead, we will try to focus on making creative and world-class commercials this time around.” Hobby Film Amsterdam just finished their first local production together with Achtung! Välkommen till Amsterdam!