Olsson is re-teaming with Swedish outfit Story AB, the company behind his documentary The Black Power Mixtape, which is based on footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists chronicling the Black Power movement in the U.S. The documentary feature played at Sundance and won an award for best editing.
Following a similar creative process as that of The Black Power Mixtape, That Summer delivers a multi-layered, intimate portrait of Warhol's life, based on material shot by Warhol himself and contemporary artists and socialites such as Beard, Mekas, as well as Lee Radziwill and Edith Bouvier, among others, who visited him at his Montauk home.
That Summer is one of the projects that have been granted support from the Swedish Film Institute, along with Bergman Reliquarium by Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Let the Right One In), a short that's part of Bergman Revisited, a six-part omnibus; Silvana, a documentary about the Swedish artist and feminist Silvana Imam by Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, and Christina Tsiobanelis; and Lone Scherfig's Secrets From the Russian Tea Room, an English-language comedy-drama about four people in New York City who are going through the worst crises of their lives.
Other titles backed by the institute include Felix and Mans Herngren's Solsidan feature adapdation; Nima Sarvestani's documentary Prison Sisters, about two women coming out of prison in Afghanistan; and Pernille Fischer Christensen's Becoming Astrid.
Watch The Black Power Mixtape at SBS On Demand: