Having spent many years of life in a daze, I knew that filmmaking was not only necessary, but inevitable.

Producing films has given me a special kind of buzz. However like most filmmakers, I hear voices. All of which are shouting at me

 

DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA!

 

I see no better way than to tell stories that help you make sense of this crazy world.

 

The film you wish you'd made

Gladiator

 

Favourite movie quote

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

 

TOP 5 winning film ensemble

Hans Zimmer (Composer)

Roger Deakins (DOP)

Spike Lee (Writer)

Christopher Nolan (Director)

Thelma Schoonmaker (Editor)

Fredrik Gustafsson
Head of Development

Following the end of a dawning career as a theatre director, a string of failed relationships led me to move to Pre-Brexit Britain - trying to prove to myself that I could become a filmmaker.

 

There’s a saying in Sweden that goes: You can’t expect to slide in on a shrimp sandwich.

 

So, I put my trust in hard work and the strong belief that opportunities will present themselves for those who are most vigilant.

And if I eventually fail, I will go down in a blaze.

 

The film you wish you'd made

Bert: The Last Virgin

 

Favorite movie quote

How can you trust a man that wears both a belt and suspenders? Man can't even trust his own pants.

TOP 5 winning film ensemble

Robert Rodriguez (Composer/Co-Director)

Lars von Trier (Writer/Co-Director)

Mandy Walker (DOP)

Per Hallberg (Sound editor)

Brian Morris (Production design)

Head of Vegan Cinematography

Having grown up in Norway, the majestic landscapes of heavy mountains and rainy fjords have inevitably left a mark on my visual expression, bounded in naturalism rich in tones and textures.

The London-vibe can be quite different, mixing arty flavours with noise, so bringing in these organic qualities and tones to the imagery is important to me. Drama is where cinematography has a voice of its own.

The Film you Wish you'd made
The Place Beyond The Pines

Favourite Movie Quote
I like these calm little moments before the storm. It reminds me of Beethoven. Can you hear it? It's like when you put your head to the grass and you can hear the growin' and you can hear the insects. Do you like Beethoven?

Top 5 winning film ensemble
Brad Pitt (Actor)
Simon Constantine(Director)
Fredrik Gustafsson (Writer)

Åsmund Jenssen (DoP)

Henriette Mercedes Spiering (Producer)

Before moving to the UK and fully focusing on film production, I worked in the independent film scene in the Netherlands as a camera operator. The greatest on-set experience was a shoot on top of the famous Westerkerk in the city centre of Amsterdam - what an amazing view! 

 

I guess it's because of my visual background that I'm passionate about producing films with a strong visual storytelling but it could be any other element, the story or topic, an unusual location or just a great team to work with, which leads me to a particular project. 

 

The film you wish you'd made

Lost in Translation

 

Favourite Movie Quote

Can anyone who has heard this music, I mean truly heard it, really be a bad person?

 

Top 5 winning film ensemble

Sophia Coppola (Writer/ Director)

Michael Ballhaus (DOP)

Hans Zimmer (Composer)

Ulrich Muehe (Actor)

New York City (as film location)