Cylinder is located in
the heart of Oslo
Cylinder Production AS. Established in 2000. Based in Oslo. Develops and produces documentaries, features and industry films. Cylinder provides full production services through our separate department Norwegian Film Service (NFS). NFS can provide production responsibility for TV-commercials, documentaries and corporate films, promising high-end production values at very competitive rates. We have the capacity to do any service task needed for a successful production. Furthermore, we provide reliable access to the best professional networks, talent and logistical facilities required for project completion.
Gaute Lid Larssen
CEO and chairman of the board. Director and producer. Worked professionally in film production for 25 years. Gaute has directed and produced commercials, infomercials, documentaries and TV-drama. Directed 200 episodes of the Norwegian TV Drama “Hotel Cæsar” for TV2. Nominated twice in category “best tv-drama” at Gullruten. Co-producer on Cylinders feature film, Essential Killing, in collaboration with Polish Skopia Film, French Iliade and Irish Element Pictures. Supported by The Norwegian Film Fund and Eurimage. Executive producer/facilitator for Cylinder’s service productions (NFS) since year 2000, producing for BBC, CBS, Al Jazeera, Discovery Channel, among others.
Partner and board member. Graduated with a bachelor in fine arts from CCA in California. Made a feature film (Some Prefer Cake), 8 short films, over 200 episodes of the night time drama “Hotel Cæsar” and several TV documentary series for Norwegian networks, one (Celebrity babysitter) which sold to Dr. Phil in the US. Lived in San Francisco, CA for 9 years before relocating to Oslo in 1998. Became partner in Cylinder in 2015.
Producer and director
Producer and director. Since 2009 she have been working for Cylinder, as producer for various documentary shoots in Norway (NFS) on behalf of BBC, Al Jazeera, Qatar, French Arte, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Argentinian Jorge Lanata and commercials for brand names such as Nike, Ecco (USA), Mercedes (DE) and the olympic games in Sochi/Russian railways. In addition to English she speaks French, Spanish and Italian. Owns an MFA in motion pictures & television from San Francisco.
Production manager and producer
Graduated at Institut de Journalisme, Fribourg, Switzerland. Worked for more than 20 years as producer and production manager on documentaries, live talk/entertainment shows, commercials and more. From 2003 till 2011 she was production manager on the worldwide distributed traveling/food magazine New Scandinavian Cooking in collaboration with American Public Television (APT). Last two years she has produced a documentary series tribute to the 200 year anniversary of the Norwegian constitution for TV2, Norway. Now works for Cylinder as production manager and producer.