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Michelle Birtwistle Nilsen – Selmer Media, Norway

Michelle Birtwistle Nilsen – Selmer Media, Norway



My name is Michelle Birtwistle Nilsen and work as the distribution manager in Selmer Media, a Scandinavian film distribution company based in Norway. I am 27 years old, my mother is English and my father is Norwegian, but I’ve lived all my life in Norway. From I was 16 until I was 20 I attended drama and dance school, and after completing high school up north (where I’m from) I moved to Oslo to get away from the cold. Or the extreme cold, at least. I started working at a cinema and decided I would apply for film school. I applied, got in and from 2012 - 2015 I studied Film & Television production and got my bachelor’s degree. I continued working at the Cinema while studying, but 6 months after finishing school I was offered a job in distribution, which I absolutely love. This is where I want to be and continue to grow.

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