Who are we?

We are actors, designers, photographers, directors, technicians, editors, producers, storytellers, scriptwriters etc. who want to share ideas and develop our potential as filmmakers. We want to develop our stories, as told on a screen, to be significant for all peoples, cultures, countries and the world at large.

Nowhere in Norway will you find quite the same kind of society, with such a wide variety of workshops and courses to enhance your skills in developing, producing, screenwriting and editing film, TV and theatre concepts.

“This collective may quite simply be the future of filmmaking in Norway.”

We intend to create more such free spaces: to be the dominant hot-spot for collective productions and learning, and we want to invite you to join our community. The “you” with ambition, desires, ideas, stories, creativity, knowledge, the urge to learn and to develop skills – whatever they are.

Nadina Helen Bakos
Producer, scriptwriter, director and photographer
Helen graduated with a BA in Photography from Nordic Institute for Stage and Studio in 2003. She was an assistant to DOP Odd Geir Sæther from 2004 to 2007. Together with Cristo Borrachero, she founded the film collective PurpleDragons in 2016. Her artworks (both photography and video) have been exhibited in different galleries, museums and festivals. Most known are Stenersenmuseum, Gallery Trafo, The Photo Gallery of Oslo, Oslo cinema and Oslo Pix. Helen strongly believes in thinking and doing things differently than the status quo, creating artworks that tell stories of courage, impact and passion.

Cristo Borrachero
Producer, scriptwriter, director, actor and editor
Cristo Borrachero is one of the Dragons-founders, together with Nadina Helen Bakos. The idea of more inclusion in the audio-visual industry is what it moves him.  With a background from theatre and a BA in journalism, a MA in film and TV and a MA in communication and politics, Cristo participates as manager, producer, director, actor and editor in PurpleDragons. Some of his productions have been shown in many film festivals, such as Alicante IFF, Oslo Pix, Luleå IFF and Experimental FF.

Cecilie Holtan
Scriptwriter, director, actress and communication advisor
Cecilie has been passionate about writing and storytelling for as long as she can remember. In 2001 she pursued her Bachelor in Australia focusing on journalism and creative writing. Before studying political science in Norway and exploring her creative writing skills further at Forfatterstudiet in Bø and Aschehougs forfatterskole, she worked several years as a journalist and in publishing. Since 2017 Cecilie has contributed with ideas and concepts to several film productions and was previously PurpleDragons chairwoman. She thrives in an environment where people of all genders, ages and backgrounds contribute.

Terje Bruun Lien
Producer, director, actor and part-time manager
Educated as a teacher in Social Sciences and English, Terje and has an extensive background from broadcasting, public management, education and PR. After retiring in 2015, he has acted in commercials, TV series and short and long films. Terje supports a variety of PurpleDragons projects, and is an invaluable mentor for upcoming talents. Having lived all over Norway and two years in East Africa, he is crystal clear on any form of discrimination: Don’t!

 Kamilla Jane Vaile
Production manager, 1st AD and line producer

Kamilla has been passionate about film making since she was 12 years old, making horror movies in the church basement on Sundays. She later realized that being a control freak, perfectionist and overthinker comes in handy when making a movie. Using her flaws for good she has planned many different productions and loves every minute of it. Kamilla started working as a production manager for PurpleDragons in the new series Bring Down The House in 2019. She quickly fell in love with the way PurpleDragons run their company and is honored to be a shareholder.

Some of our members