WALLANDER // Yellowbird

Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird was established in 2003 and is today one of Scandinavia's most prolific companies in film and TV drama. The company focuses primarily on international co-productions based on books.

Yellow Bird has been in the limelight for producing the feature films The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, based on Stieg Larsson's critically acclaimed Millennium trilogy. Released in more than 50 countries with a total box office of above 210 million USD, this film project is the most successful ever to come out of Scandinavia. The films are also available as a 6 x 90 TV movie series.

Furthermore, Yellow Bird has produced both the Swedish and UK versions of Henning Mankell's Wallander (the latter together with Left Bank Pictures). The UK series, starring Kenneth Branagh for BBC1, was awarded the 2009 BAFTA for 'Best Drama Series'.

In 2012, the Yellow Bird screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø's novel Headhunters (together with Friland) became the highest grossing foreign language release at the UK box office. The film has already been sold to over 35 countries, including the U.S. Headhunters was also recently nominated in the category of 'Film not in the English Language', at the 2013 BAFTA awards.

Other recent productions include a series of Swedish films based on Liza Marklund's books about crime reporter Annika Bengtzon and six new Irene Huss films (together with Illusion film) based on Helene Tursten’s books.

Upcoming productions include the screen adaptation of Johan Theorin's success novel Echoes from the Dead (together with Fundament Film) and a third Swedish Wallander series.


  • Johannes Jensen
  • Cecilia Colling
  • Berna Levin
  • Line Winther Skyum Funch
    Head of Legal and Business Affairs / Lawyer

key productions

The Millennium trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest), Wallander (Sweden), Wallander (UK), Irene Huss, The Annika Bengtzon series, Headhunters


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