Zefyr Media Fund is the largest regional fund for audio-visual production in Norway, and the second largest in the Nordic countries. The fund manages both state funding and private equity towards feature films, documentaries, TV-series, computer games and VR productions. The fund is involved in around 30 projects a year. In 2017 the list include the critically acclaimed TV series Aber Bergen and Norsemen, the movies Richard the Stork and Valley of Shadows, and the computer game World to the West. Zefyr Media Fund has three full-time employees, and will locate in Regus Spaces on the fourth floor in Tower 1.
Zefyr Media Fund's Ingunn Myklevoll Sjøen, Lars Leegaard Marøy and Olav Mellgren with "Mediekrystallen" in the atrium.
Lars Leegard Marøy is the CEO of the fund. He is eagerly anticipating relocating to the new premises come December.
– Media City Bergen gathers some of the largest players in the media industry i Bergen, and as a fund for audio-visual production, it feels natural to become a part of it. One of the core ideas behind co-locating is that it can facilitate for synergies between the companies involved, which in turn will create a thriving environment in the building. We believe producers and partners of the fund will find it beneficial to visit us here, and we are also looking into the possibility of using the atrium for our annual gathering for people in the AV industry, Marøy says, and continues:
– We are certainly looking forward to be working in close proximity to the other media and technology companies in the cluster, Marøy concludes.