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Bobbie Peers

Bobbie Peers (b. 1974) made his mark on Norwegian film history in 2006, when he won a Cannes Palme d’Or for his short film Sniffer, which he’d both written and directed. After graduating London International Film School, Peers continued to write and direct for television, additionally producing several short films and numerous commercials. In 2015, Peers debuted as a feature film director with Dirk Ohm – The Disappearing Illusionist.

In 2018, Peers’ eagerly awaited new short film To Plant a Flag premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The drama comedy short stars Jason Schwartzman and Jack Johnson and is set in early 1960s Iceland.

In addition to being a director and writer, the multi-talented Peers is a hugely popular children’s books author. His series about the code cracking boy genius William Wenton (William Wenton and the Luridium Thief) has won numerous awards and international acclaim.

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