Shortly after Creative Director Trine Skauen and Caster / Director Linda Steinhoff met, LIGHTS Promotion was founded. The duo saw an opportunity to unite their network, experience and knowledge into what today have become a company who works for creatives to promote their film and organizing events to huge corporate companies like State Grid Geiri and KWS Saat.

LIGHTS Promotion is today a Berlin based agency specializing in promotion and marketing for companies and film makers within the film industry and for commercial and corporate clients. Our promotion services include publicity, marketing, casting, advertising and films, events & consulting, domestically as well as internationally.

LIGHTS Promotion promotion events (Northern Light Talents) have been supported by governmental cultural funding and the Nordic Embassies.


Linda Steinhoff

Linda Steinhoff

CEO / Partner / International Casting Director

Steinhoff was the initiatier of Northern Lights and has been the project leader of the Northern Lights event including the casters critic choice awards at the Nordic embassies in Berlin during the Berlinale film festival for the past two years as well as Harpa nordic film composers award.

Steinhoff is an awarded Director and Casting Director from Norway based in Berlin.

With a degree from Academy of Live and recorded Arts in London, she has in the past 10 years casted several
International awarded feature, shorts, TV-series and commercials, worked on over 20 international film productions, as well as worked within press for Berlin TV, Film magazines in Norway and Denmark and as a press coordinator for the Film from the south-festival. Her current documentary just won several prices at the Bergen international film festival and was also nominated to the “Gullruten” (Norwegian tv-award) and she will be going to China in September to speak about Nordic film at the crossroads festival in Beijing.

Trine Skauen

Trine Skauen

CEO / Partner / Creative Director

Norwegian based Creative Director / Producer with degree in Contemporary Art, a Make Up Artist education and a Bachelor degree in Art Direction from Westersdals School of Communication, with an internship at DRstudios, - Photographer Dusan Reljin in New York City 2008.

Trine is partner in the organizing of Northern Lights Event and is responsible for the visual concept and marketing material. She has been working freelance as a Creative Director and have casted several campaigns, catalogs and short fashion films in places like New York, Tokyo, France, Italy, Germany and Norway for different International fashion clients. Her work is to be seen in magazines like Cosmopolitan, Costume, Man and Numero Homme.


Marco Di Filippo

Marco Di Filippo


Marco Di Filippo is a highly renowned International Photographer who has established a reputation through shooting of fashion campaigns, commercial work as well as celebrity portraits around the globe, with clients like Numero Homme, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Revlon, D&G, Maybelline, Gucci and Jerome Boateng for PHC.

Marco is based in Norway, but travel for work and can be booked through LIGHTS for special shootings.

Contact us for any queries.

Hildegunn Wærness

Hildegunn Wærness


Winner of Talent Award, BIFF 2015

Hildegunn Wærness is a Norwegian director and screen writer. She has a background as a journalist and a photographer, and made her directing debut with the documentary "The People and the President - a portrait of the Bolivarian Revolution» in 2007.

She is the creator of the critically acclaimed "The Fjord Cowboys", which was nominated for a Rockie Award at the BANFF World Media Festival, and won the Norwegian Golden camera (2014) for best director. Recently, Wærness has directed "Supernerd" for ITV Studios Norway and a director for the National Geographic’s "Ice Road Rescue".

Magnus Aspelin

Magnus Aspelin

Graphic Designer

Magnus is our youngest team member, but proved himself as a great addition to Lights, through the Northern Light Talents event 2015. He is Norwegian, but fluent in english and german.
Educated at Robert Meyer School of Arts, and with an apprenticeship from
Kolonihaven Studio AS in Oslo, Magnus is at the present moment completing his Master degree in Communication Design at BTK university in Berlin, and is the talented designer behind our Lights Logo.



Event Manager



About Marco Di Filippo: “As the Director of Sales and Marketing at Grand Hotel Oslo, we hired Marco Di Filippo to photograph Grand Hotels interior, service and details. His team were quality conscious, very service minded with a discerning taste, which create trust with the client. They really helped us create the visual profile we wanted”

Kari HasselknippePrevious Dir. of Sales-and Marketing, Grand Hotel OsloHasselknippe Consulting

About Photographer Marco Di Filippo: “It was such a pleasure working with Marco. He is friendly, calm, open and positive. He created a wonderful atmosphere that made me relaxed and playful. I love photographers that dares to let a situation unfold, and that manages to listen in a way so genuine moments can be captured.”

Ingrid Bolsø BerdalActressIMDb

About Our Event: “I was lucky to be in the jury of the Harpa Awards, and in that connection attended the Award ceremony which was an amazing event organized by Northern Lights / Lights Promotion.”

Thomas Robsham
Thomas RobshamDirector / Film producerIMDb

About Photographer Marco Di Filippo “Marco has a unique way of making people feel good about themselves and step outside their comfort zone. I like many of my colleagues have a hard time with still shots but he helped me to tell a story with the pictures and that´s something I can do. I love that guy”

Pelle HeikkiläActorIMDb

About Photographer Marco Di Filippo and Creative Director Trine Marie “I worked with both Trine and Marco during the Berlin Film Festival 2015. I am always so grateful to be surrounded and collaborate with people that make you feel comfortable and safe because then I always do better in my work. Trine made everything fun and effortless – although like all good producers, I’m sure she was paddling her feet furiously under her graceful surface. And Marco captured some very beautiful images that were the official photographs for the Northern Lights event I took part in. Can’t wait to work together again!”

Anita BriemActressIMDb