My mission in life and art is fairly simple. I’m terrified of simple truths and black and white views. I aim to create characters and stories that carry complexity and ambivalence, and I want to do this in a beautiful and entertaining way. I combine the absurd with everyday reflections and in doing so I think I’ve found my style and mission.
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Petra Revenue. Artist, dramatist, director and writer for theatre, film, radio and tv. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden and Lucca in Italy. She has published a number of books. You can listen to Petra on sundaymornings as she sidekicks the show SÖNDAGS MORGAN aired on swedish national radio. SöndagsMorgan i P4
Petra Revenue is the headteacher at ALMA Manusutbildning. Alma A school for professional screenwriters, she also gives private courses in Sweden and Italy. Petra Revenue works regularly with filmcompanies as a script consultant.
" I teach dramaturgy and screenwriting at advanced level. Previously only for screenwriters, but now writers working in different genres take the course, as well as artists interested in storytelling.
I have been the main teacher for 7 years at Alma writingacademy based in Sweden.
I work with several film regions in Sweden and for the past year have also worked with Alma's and Netflix's writing academy's talent development. First with Nordic writers and now in collaboration with the Sami Film Institute.
My courses in Lucca are an immersion in projects that writers and artists want to take to the next level. Feedback is on an individual basis, I also lecture on dramaturgical models."
Before becoming a writer, Revenue studied social anthropology and is interested in what ties people together across language and cultural borders. Between 1990-2020 she was one of the artistic directors at Theater Trixter in her hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Since her theatrical debut, Petra Revenue has written some twenty plays, several of which have received critical acclaim. These include The Least You Can Ask For (bilingual, Farsi/Swedish), The Dancer’s Woman (multicultural ensemble) and Valkyria (radio play that premiered on Swedish National Radio P1). When the war came to Partille (Stadsteatern in Gothenborg) and The secret ingredient (created by 300 collected dreams with co-writer Karin Blixt)
One of her most recent plays Bardo was created in Iraqi/kurdistan, where she has a long-term collaboration with the Kurdish Fine Art Society. She also did television in the region on the subject of women, honor and courage.
In 2006 Revenue’s first book was published, a collection of short stories nominated for Swedish National Radio’s Short Story Award, an award that she won in 2009 with “The Best View” (originally published in an anthology for the humanitarian fundraising drive, Children of the World). She has continued to write in all genres.
Revenue began to write for film and television with the TV drama The Big Theater for Swedish National Television (SVT) 2001. Since then she has written a wild mix, from screenplays for Henning Mankell’s Wallander to her own debut feature film Almost Elvis, where for the first time she combined her two genres film and theatre. Almost Elvis was selected for Sao Paulo Film Festival and the Mexico International Film Festival among others. Also shown on Swedish television, canal+...among other channels.
She wrote the script for the film The Ice Dragon. Among other festivals it was entered in competition at the youth section of the Berlinale.
Having fun at Berlinale 2011
Some of the Festivals Göteborg 27/1-6/2 youth-section Berlinale 9-19/2 Generation Kplus (in competition) Montreal children 3-12/3 (in competition) Buff 13-17/3 (in comp) Winner best film Kristiansand 24-28/4 (opening film) Newport Beach 26/4-3/5 Palic Serbia 14-20/7 Tel Aviv children 22-27/7 Winner best film youth jury + Winner best film adult jury Espoo Finland 17-26/8 Haugesund 17-23/8 Seoul youth 23-29/8 Nueva Mirada Buenos Aires 30/8-5/9 (in comp.)Lucas Frankfurt 2-9/9 Nordkapp 12-16/9 Buster Copenhagen 13-23/9 Festroia 21-30/9 Hamburg 27/9-6/10 Jerusalem/Ramallah 11-18/10 Cine Sparks Brisbane 15-20/10 Cinekid 17-26/10 wants to show Washington kids 17/10-13/11 Filem’on Brussels 28/10-4/11 Lübeck 31/10-4/11 Tallinn Black Nights 13-28/11+ Tallinn Just Film Kinodissea Rumänien 16-21/11 (in comp)Castellinaria 17-24/11 Olympia Athens 1-8/12
Revenue co-created Blue Eyes, a 10-hour dramaseries for TV about the neo Nazi movement in Europe. Shown 2015–1016
Meaty Marta, an animated film about the hungriest goldfish in the universe. For children 3–6 years old. 2017. Take a look here.
Märta at Buffilusk-tour. Meaty Marta was picked to be shown at hospitals around Europe. 2018
THE BEST VIEW was given an honorary mention by the jury at the Gothenburg Film Festival and was shown on Swedish television. Based on a short story by Revenue.
Petra took part in Love Explosion, a group exhibition at Göteborgs konsthall, Gothenburgs artmuseum 2013 with her installation Fysical Evidence about her fathers death in Thailand.
After my fathers death in Thailand I felt a need to explore my feelings toward the opposite sex. Music by Björn Knutsson. Click on the link below to see a filmed diary made with my old nokia-mobile phone.
https://www.i-a-m.tk/ BERLIN 2014
http://www.samritresidency.com/residency-blog/blog-from-petra-revenue-writer-and-filmmaker-sweden THAILAND 2017