Scandinavian crime-fiction author Jo Nesbo’s novel The Snowman has climbed to no. 10 on the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction. It is the 7th installment in the dark thriller series that features the subversive yet vulnerable Oslo police inspector Harry Hole. The book has received acclamation from a number of reviews that compare it to masterpieces. The Sunday Times describes it as “so gripping that it recalls classics such as The Silence of the Lambs” and The Independent hails its “spine-chilling quality that evokes the English master of the macabre, M. R. James.”
With all the kudos given to The Snowman, it’s high time to revisit the winning entry from the 2010 Book Video Award. This professionally-polished crime fiction trailer is co-directed by Yasmin Al Naib and Christopher, student filmmakers of the National Film & Television School in the U.K.
This year, the aspiring filmmakers were commissioned by Random House to direct another book trailer for Joe Nesbo’s latest opus, and 8th installment of the Harry Hole series, The Leopard. Their video captures the paranoia and suspense of omniscient serial killer fiction.
Dim the lights and enjoy the show.