Danish productions seldom get a lot of attention unless it’s a Lars Von Trier-production. That’s why security is key for us.

In this interview you’ll hear Simon Lytting, Technical Manager at Zentropa Postproduction, talk about ioGates and the latest production with Lars Von Trier: “RIGET EXODUS”.


Why we changed to ioGates

We heard about ioGates at just the right moment.

A former colleague, who knew ioGates from another production company, recommended it to us.

Our current system didn’t work all the time, and we were in the midst of upping our security:

So, we’ve changes to ioGates.

As well, the previous tool we used, only worked on Mac and required us to have a paid app installed.

Now everyone can use the system as ioGates works both on PC and Mac and on all devices.

How does Zentropa Postproduction use ioGates?

We only use ioGates for Dailies. So, it’s mainly the DIT who uses it.

It was important to us that the system was easy to use, as we have approximately 4 new DIT’s working within the postproduction each year. So, to avoid a steep learning curve the system should be easy to use.


We know that we’re not using all the functionality within ioGates. But using ioGates for dailies works for us.

We are especially fond of the 2-factor authentication security function.

You hear a lot about all this ransomware stuff, which is why we started to look into the security aspect of our systems.

With ioGates we have a tool that suits our workflow, is easy to use, and sets us up for security management anno 2021.

Danish productions don’t get attention – unless it involves Lars Von trier

Normally our Danish productions doesn’t get that much attention worldwide, but when we’re dealing with a Lars Von trier production it’s different.

“Riget Exodus” Slate 1, Take 1

At the moment we’re cutting “RIGET EXODUS”, the third and irrevocably last season of the legendary series about the good and the evil at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.

This last season will also feature Nicolai Lee Kaas who worked with Lars Von trier back in 1998 on “IDIOTERNE”. As well Lars Mikkelsen whom you might know internationally from “HOUSE OF CARDS”, “DEVILS” and “WITHCER”.


The series will premier during 2022 and until then it’s paramount that nothing get’s out – unless we approve and release it.

With all the hype around Lars Von Triers productions the security aspect is crucial to us.

With all the hype around Lars Von Triers productions the security aspect is crucial to us.

The interview was made in collaboration with:

Simon Lytting

Technical Manager, Zentropa Post Production

Zentropa Productions

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