Farfars AS is a women-led production company based on the Norwegian west coast, in the childhood home of farfar (grandfather), perched on the Klave fjord in the village of Brandsøy. We take our inspiration from farfar and all elder storytellers.
We at Farfars share a deep sense of place attachment, a profound concern for the future, and a strong desire to share stories—stories that foster a sense of care among people, to bring us closer together and to the world around us. Our mission is to engage people in sharing knowledge and telling stories that offer new or different perspectives.
Founders Siri Linn and Suneeta, who both direct and produce, dreamed up Farfars after studying visual anthropology and sensory media together at The University of Manchester's Granada Centre. Siri Linn is a formally trained anthropologist and journalist. Suneeta came to Farfars as an experimental filmmaker and anthropologist.
Lasse Pedersen is a man of the forest and knows all things digital culture. He is making his directorial debut at Farfars with the documentary Å danse mellom ulver og bønder.
Nestoras Nestoros, writer and director, is an advisor and consultant at Farfars and has supported us since we started Sunken Bank Collective in 2015.
Jan Are Brandsøy is the chairman of our board, Farfar's biggest advocate and a storyteller in his own right.