HIGHLIGHTS: June 2022 Romance & Relationships Festival

Directed by Harald Johan Zwart
To win back the love of his life, a charming car mechanic and a gang of soccer-mad friends embark on a madcap journey to the lawless East Bloc to correct a mistake of his past, risking life and prison in an ingenious booze smuggling scheme. This is the third movie in the most successful comedy franchise of all time.

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Director Biography – Harald Johan Zwart

Harald Zwart made his first film when he was 8 years old.

Spent four years at the Dutch Film and TV Academy in Amsterdam where he graduated Masters in Directing, Screenplay and Editing.

After a series of award-winning short films (Audience Award Clairmont Ferrand, Audience Award Montreal), commercials (Cannes, The Golden Pencil) and music videos (for A-ha), Harald made his first feature film, Commanter Hamilton (Moviola and TV3) with Peter Stormare, Mark Hamill and Lena Olin. The film was a success in all Scandinavian cinemas and was a hit TV series.

He was then headhunted by Steven Spielberg and Michael Douglas to the USA, and moved to Santa Monica with his wife and producer Veslemøy Ruud Zwart where she established their production company Zwart Arbeid and Motion Blur Inc.

Harald One Night At McCool’s (USA Films, Furthur Films) with Michael Douglas as producer. Starring Michael Douglas, John Goodman, Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Richard Jenkins and others.

His comedy franchise Long Flat Balls is the highest grossing comedy franchise of all time. The three films sold more tickets than 19 out of 23 Marvel movies in Norway. The films are considered cult classics and are beloved by everyone in the heartland.

Harald has worked with major actor and producer names such as Will Smith, Steve Martin, Andy Garcia, Jean Reno, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lena Heady, Jackie Chan, John Goodman, Paul Reiser, Liv Tyler, John Cleese, John Travolta, Richard Gere only to mention a few.

Harald Zwart is probably most famous for the hit movie – The Karate Kid (SONY), with Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith OVERBROOK.

The 12th Man (Zwart Arbeid, Nordisk Film) produced by his own company Zwart Arbeid with Veslemøy Ruud Zwart and Espen Horn in collaboration with Nordisk Film.

Harald has also written several scripts, that are now in early prep.

Director Statement

We never dreamt that Long Flat Balls would travel so well, but when we saw the movie with a packed theatre of only US audience in Minneapolis we knew we had something special. People laughed from beginning to the end.


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