Born in Sandefjord, Norway in 1956, Hamer studied film theory and literature at the University of Stockholm and also attended the Stockholm Film School. In addition to his feature films, he has written and directed a number of short films and documentaries. His first film, EGGS, debuted at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival where it was shown in the Directors Fortnight. That same year, it was shown in competition at the Moscow International Film Festival where it won the award for Best First Film; it also received the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1995 Toronto Film Festival. In April 2004, Hamer will start shooting FACTOTUM based on the novel of the same name by American poet and writer Charles Bukowski. The screenplay was written by Hamer and Jim Stark (producer: NIGHT ON EARTH, DOWN BY LAW, MYSTERY TRAIN) who are producing the film together with Christine Walker (line producer: AMERICAN SPLENDOR). Hamer is the owner and founder of BulBul Film AS, established in Oslo in 1994
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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