"It’s been a dream for quite a while to do something based upon the writing of Swedish author Håkan Nesser. My co-writer, Ditta Bongenhielm, found these short stories and we got the blessing of Håkan to see what we could accomplish. At a very early stage I got the idea of doing a trilogy, or rather an anthology. To do three stories set in this same world created by Håkan Nesser. Not because they share the same main characters, because they don’t, but because they deal with the same issues and all three of them deal with time as an important part of the story. It became the Intrigo project.
Together with the producer, Rick Dugdale, we scouted Europe to find Maardam. And we did! Together with the DOP, Pawel Edelman, I believe we found the essence of what is between the lines in these short stories, the soul of Maardam where a fantastic cast made it complete. It was a tough journey in many ways but filming back to back also made it possible to engage the whole crew in the project in a way that probably wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. By doing this we managed to create the feeling I believe you get when you read Håkan’s novels. You step in to a well-known world, yet special and totally unique." [Daniel Alfredson]