Copyright Jørn Kristensen (Haugan foto)
We grew up in the deep, mysterious forests of eastern Norway, our imaginations soaked in fairytales about scary trolls, dubious hobgoblins, and beautiful pixies – no doubt in our minds that the deadly Nixen dwelled in every pond, creek, river, and lake – always ready to lure us into the woods, to cook us, and eat us. The horror …
This, combined with hours and hours of reading comic books, watching TV, playing computer games, and going to the movies, developed a chronic lust for storytelling. Via playing in bands, revues, theater, improv, and TV-shows, we have arrived here: writing the Meantime Stories. The wonder …
We have also collaborated on the acclaimed and humorous children's book "Freddy Fumple and the Mindmonsters". Besides that, we like food, and to be happy and content.
ØYVIND SKOGLY PEDERSEN, being an actor, dramaturg, and director, has confused himself with also doing music, teaching, and writing. Since his childhood years he’s had a peculiar interest for the English language, and takes immense pleasure from not having to pay other people for translation services. Considered by most to be benign, though slightly eccentric.
VEGARD SVINGEN, being an award-winning film/TV director and producer, has confused himself with also doing drama, music, and writing. Since his childhood years he’s had a peculiar interest in the secret life of our dreams and other things invisible, and takes immense pleasure from not being freaked out by freaky phenomena. Considered by most to be affable, though slightly enigmatic.
Having known each other since high school, we have joined forces once again, writing stories for a funnier world.
See you in the Meantime!
Svingen & Pedersen