‘Simple As Water’ OSCAR shortlisted 2020!


‘Simple As Water’: HBO Nabs Rights To Documentary From Oscar Winner Megan Mylan




We are deeply honored to announce that Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence” has just been named as one of the nominees for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Academy Awards.




“The Golden Frog”


Cinematographer Lars Skree takes top prize at Camera Image for THE LOOK OF SILENCE.

At the international film festival CameraImage, which focuses on cinematography, Lars Skree won the Golden Frog for Best Cinematography in a feature length documentary for his outstanding work on “The Look of Silence”.



Cinema Eye


Lars Skree’s work on “The Look of Silence” is also nominated for Cinema Eye Honours 2015 for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography



Emmy Nominated


For the 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards is available on the National Television Academy’s website: Emmy nomination   Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography Armadillo — Cinematographer: Lars Skree




For the 40rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy


HBO Documentary Films
Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram





The Price of Free




Bureau Buitenland: De Jacht op Gaddafi’s miljarden (The Hunt for Gaddafi’s Billions)

VPRO TelevisionNetherlands


The Hunt for Gaddafi’s Billions focuses on the battle for Muammar Gaddafi’s missing billions in South Africa. On the trail of bounty hunters, arms dealers, and corrupt politicians, we follow the terrifying hunt for the money





Premiere Cannes 2010 “Armadillo”



The feature-length documentary film “Armadillo”, by Janus Metz and cinematography by Lars Skree is selected for Semaine de la Critique, the distinguished side programme, which seldom includes documentary among its repertoire.

“Armadillo” is the story of two young men, Mads and Daniel, who, thirsty for adventure and with open minds, leave Denmark on their first mission to Afghanistan, a war which annihilates the innocence they once beheld.


The film is a journey into the minds of the soldiers and an examination of the reality of war. A character-driven, psychological drama, “Armadillo” examines how politics function in practice, when the international community’s efforts at democratization and development stand face-to-face with war on a micro-level in the midst of the complexity and extreme conditions of Afghanistan.



Sundance Sundance film festival Best World Cinema Cinematography



The World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary was presented by Jean-Marie Teno to:
Putin’s Kiss / Denmark (DOP Lars Skree) — 19-year-old Marsha is a model spokesperson in a strongly nationalistic Russian youth movement that aims to protect the country from its enemies. When she starts recognising the organisation’s flaws, she must take a stand for or against it.






IDFA Master Class Cinematography



The Netherlands Society of Cinematographers (NSC) and IDFA have invited him to talk about his work in a master class moderated by producer Jesper Jack. Skree discusses observing situations, receiving and implementing artistic input, and living in the moment while creating images.


Moderator: Jesper Jack
Guest: Lars Skree
Open to all passholders


Hosted by NSC



Tv Festival For Best Cinematography 2009


“Ticket to paradise cinematography by Lars Skree



CPHDOX for Best Cinematography:


“Love on delivery cinematography by Lars Skree 2008



Jury GuldDok 2007



CPHDOX for Best Cinematography Freeway:


“Freeway”, cinematography by Lars Skree 2006



CPHDOX for Best Cinematography Svenkas


2005: “Svenkas”, cinematography by Lars Skree





HEAT COURSE Surviving hostile regions. United Kingdom 2007



The National Danish Film school in Copenhagen


1993-1997, Graduated as cinematographer.



FATAMORGANA Still Photo School


1989. Still photo school, teacher was the famous Danish photographer Morten Bo






1988 Started up the still photo agency MODLYS (Backlight) 1988



Bodil Awards 2011 Armadillo


Best Photographer – Lars Skree It has never happened before that Bodil for Best Photographer is awarded for a documentary. But it has probably not happened many times before that a photographer is set to take pictures under such difficult conditions as Lars Skree in ‘Armadillo’.


With a camera on his shoulder, Skree went into the field and came home with a strip of images from Afghanistan, which at once shows the horrors of war and peace and which at the same time tells an important story. Having one eye on what happened around him and the other eye free to think about the film’s expression is a difficult task performed by a master in total balance.


Bodil Awards 2011. Best cinematographer   The Bodil Awards are the major Danishfilm awards given by Denmark’s National Association of Film Critics (Danish: Filmarbejderforeningen).


The awards are presented annually at a ceremony in the Imperial Cinema in Copenhagen. Established in 1948, it is one of the oldest film awards in Europe.
The awards are given without regard to commercial interests or box-office sales, but rather to highlight the films or actors that the critics regard as most worthy.



2010 Moscow 2 in 1 International Film Festival


Presented awards: Best Cinematography Armadillo



BFI London Film Festival


Grierson Award for Best Documentary Armadillo





Director of Photography Lars Skree, who put his life on the line while filming the war drama ‘Armadillo’ in Afghanistan, received the Roos Award 2010 at Ebeltoft, Saturday 28 August.


Tough guy, yet a poet


Colleagues in the film sector describe Lars Skree as a person with a complex personality and a man with a huge artistic reservoir. For his excellence, his kindness and courage, the awards committee gave the following motivation:


    • Lars Skree has a unique ability to live in the moment—listening and observing intensely. One eye is focused on that closest to him, the view in his camera lense, the other, on the broader perspective, that which is happening outside his camera frame. He has a 7th sense when it comes to what is about to happen, and he knows when to let the camera roll.


    • Lars Skree has a sharp aesthetical eye and a wide range of professional skills. He masters effortlessly the ‘staged’ and ‘real’ setting within documentary, as well as poetic reflection and raw drama. He is willing to go to great lengths to bring back his images; and with an intensity that puts his life on the line.


    • Lars Skree is a generous and creative collaborator. He has an understanding for the film’s needs and the director’s vision; he is a talented player and opponent. Even though he may not please the director, his insistence has led to a better film.


    • Lars Skree has a high morale and great compassion. He is able to make people around him feel at ease, and is always critically aware of what he is filming and, not least, why.


  • Lars Skree is yin and yang; a tough guy, yet a poet, combat soldier, yet a graceful line dancer.


Lars Skree graduated as Director of Photography from the National Film School of Denmark in 1997. He has filmed a number of feature and documentary films, receiving awards for his cinematography, among other films, ‘The Swenkas’ (director Jeppe Rønde), ‘Love on Delivery’, ‘Ticket to Paradise’ (both directed by Janus Metz). Lars Skree is also Director of Photography on ‘Blood in the Mobile’ (by Frank Piasecki Poulsen), to be released domestically this week.


About the Roos Award


Members of the Roos Awards Committee 2010: Henrik Bo Nielsen, Danish Film Institute CEO; Malene Flindt Pedersen, DFI Head of Development; and last year’s winner director Anders Østergaard and producer Lise Lense-Møller. The award consists of a cash prize of 25,000 kroner (3,360 euros).


The Roos Award, named after the documentary film pioneer Jørgen Roos, was established in 1995 for the purpose of rewarding outstanding efforts in Danish documentary filmmaking. Past award winners include Jørgen Roos, Jørgen Leth, Sami Saif, Phie Ambo, Janus Billeskov Jansen, Jon Bang Carlsen, Jesper Jargil, Anne Wivel, Tue Steen Müller, Niels Pagh Andersen, Arne Bro, Steen Møller Rasmussen and Tine Fischer.







Simple as Water


Shortlisted for Oscar 2022


  TV-PG | DOCUMENTARY | 1 HR 39 MIN | 2021


Simple As Water is a love story celebrating the bonds of family. Oscar®-winning director Megan Mylan documents Syrian families filmed over five years in five countries to reveal the impact of war, separation, and displacement.

The film follows: Yasmin, a mother of four living in a tent in the port of Athens; Samra, a widow on the Turkey-Syria border grappling with the decision to leave her children in an orphanage in hopes of giving them a better chance in life; 22-year-old Omar, who’s taken on the role of parent to his younger brother in Pennsylvania; Diaa, who’s remained in Syria while tirelessly searching for her “disappeared” son; and Safwan, who lives in temporary housing in Germany andlaments lost milestones with his children.

Epic in scope but intimate in feel, Simple As Water underscores the universal importance of family.



Niels Bohr: The world’s best man Few can put into precise words who Niels Bohr really was and what mark he has left on the world – but in Anna von Lowzow and Marie Breyen’s film, ‘Niels Bohr: The World’s Best Man’, we finally get a coherent and vivid story about a Dane who in the 20th century probably left the biggest mark on the world.


How did Niels Bohr manage to be awarded the Nobel Prize already at the age of 38? Why were Germany, Russia, the USA and England racing to get hold of Niels Bohr during World War II? Why did the Niels Bohr Institute become a mecca for physics, to which researchers from all over the world made a pilgrimage? And was it Niels Bohr who invented the atomic bomb?


All this is linked in a beautiful and captivating film about a man who did his utmost to save a world in chaos and war



Matchmaker Sima Taparia guides clients in the US and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era.

Executive producers Smriti Mundhra, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, J.C. Begley





Netflix is set to celebrate legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra & Yash Raj Films’ (YRF) rich cultural legacy of 50 years in a new four-part docu-series titled ‘The Romantics’. A tribute to the icon, Netflix will release the documentary on February 14. 

Often regarded as the ‘Father of Romance’, Yash Chopra’s iconic romantic films like SilsilaLamheKabhi KabhieVeer-ZaaraDil To Pagal HaiChandniJab Tak Hai Jaan, etc. are widely loved and often romanticized in Indian pop culture. The docu-series will feature 35 leading voices from the Hindi film industry, including mega-stars who have closely worked with YRF through the years, diving into the history of Bollywood through the YRF lens showcasing its impact in making Bollywood and its leading stars a household name globally. 

The Romantics is directed by Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Smriti Mundhra, who returns to Netflix after the success of globally loved franchises Indian Matchmaking and Never Have I Ever.   


Taliban celebrating 20 years victory. Current Affairs





WELCOME TO THE FRONTLINE is a documentary series about Denmark’s war effort during the course of three decades. It is the story of a nation that used only to participate with its armed forces when asked to get involved in international peace keeping efforts, but that today has entered the global military and political arena and is a nation at war in the Middle East.
The story is told from both sides of the front line. In the series, we meet friends and enemies and give a voice to those who were on the front line, the people we fought against as well as the people we defended.



Prime suspect the Madeleine Mccann-case Discovery Plus


In May 2007, three-year-old Madeleine McCann vanished from a holiday resort in Portugal. Now, German police believe they know who is responsible for the crime. Interviews with investigative journalists explore this new suspect.Exclusive.

Discovery Plus





Director, Joonas Berghäll, suffers from chronic Lyme disease. He looks for a cure to his illness and by doing so finds himself thrown into the midst of a worldwide lobby-driven and political medical debate about Lyme disease and the threat of it becoming the next wide scale epidemic.

In his film THE RED RING we not only accompany Joonas in his fight against the disease, but also above all, follow his search for answers to his burning questions:

Why could no one help him for so long? Is something wrong with the standard of care? Why is Borreliosis often misdiagnosed or wrongly treated? Why did other antibiotics help post-Lyme syndrome caused by an autoimmune disease? Why did post-Lyme syndrome turn out to be a florid Borrelia infection? Can Lyme disease become chronic? How can you have Lyme disease without a red circle? Why am I not getting complete information from my doctors?


Length: 90 min./ 52 min.
Delivery: 2021





BBC STORYVILLE “The Search for Gaddafi’s Billions”


The UK’s BBC4 has boarded a documentary from Zinc Media-owned factual outfit Brook Lapping examining what happened to Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi’s vast wealth after his death.


The 1 x 90-minute investigative documentary, with the working title of The Search For Gaddafi’s Billions will follow two Dutch journalists, Misha Wessel and Thomas Blom, as they enter the mysterious world of spies, special forces and political insiders, who are all hunting for Gaddafi’s missing money.


VPRO/NPO in the Netherlands are the lead commissioners of the film, which is being co-produced with ZDF/Arte and Brook Lapping in association with Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion.








Zero Days”CAPE TOWN”


What happens when we are running out of water – In production TBA..





Documentary exploring and exposing the Marcos family’s long history of corruption, extravagance and brutality, including Calauit Island, a safari park that favors the well-being of its exotic animals to the detriment of the people living there.

Featuring unprecedented access, including one-on-one interviews and verite footage with Imelda Marcos, THE KINGMAKER tells her story as a powerful female leader who left an indelible mark on history and divided a nation.

From her current political project – guiding her son Bongbong in his bid for the vice presidency – audiences understand how at age 90, Imelda Marcos continues to influence the revival of authoritarianism in the Philippines.Written by SHOWTIME

Our Godfather Netflix – Hot-docs


OUR GODFATHER is an independent feature-length documentary about Tommaso Buscetta, the first high-ranking Mafia boss ever to turn against Cosa Nostra.
Buscetta not only broke the code of silence, but testified against the Mob — becoming the “key witness” in the biggest Mafia trials ever in both Italy and the U.S.
​Buscetta helped convict more than 400 Mafiosi — while he and his family were forced to live underground, protected by the FBI and the DEA.
Buscetta became the Mob’s most wanted man — and 11 members of his family were killed.

“He was the most important, protected and endangered witness in US criminal history,”

said one DEA agent who guarded Buscetta.

“What he did was unprecedented and truly ground-breaking.”

OUR GODFATHER tells — for the first time — the Buscetta story with exclusive access to his family, now breaking their silence after 30 years in hiding.  Buscetta’s wife and children have never appeared on camera, and still live under aliases for fear of Mafia retribution.  It took the filmmakers more than a year to track them down.

“There is still a risk,” said Buscetta’s wife.
“The Mafia does not forget.”

Drawing on unseen private home videos, photographs, and diaries, OUR GODFATHER tells for the first time the human drama of the Mafia’s most wanted man and the inside story of the greatest blow ever dealt to the Mafia. An intimate, rare portrait of a Mob boss’s family, OUR GODFATHER also reveals the extreme price they have paid for their loyalty.


Directors Mark Franchetti & Andrew Meier





On 14 April 2014, 276 school girls aged between 16 and 18 were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Northern Nigeria. They were taken by Boko Haram, a violent Islamic insurgent movement, and hidden in the vast Sambisa forest.

Following a global social media campaign around the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, featuring global celebrities and Michelle Obama, huge pressure was brought to bear on the Nigerian Government to get the girls back. Four years later more than 100 of the girls have been freed; they have been kept in a secret safe house in the capital Abuja.
For the first time TV cameras have been granted access to the girls and in this powerful 60 minute documentary made by Blakeway Productions for BBC Two’s award winning

This World strand and HBO Documentary Films we follow them as they adapt to life after their traumatic imprisonment at the hands of Boko Haram. We witness reunions with family members they have not seen since they day they went missing and the process of coming to terms with what has happened to them.





Know Your Enemy is a two-episode documentary following Afghan-born journalist Nagieb Khaja and former Danish soldier Martin Tamm Andersen.


Together they go on a personal and dangerous journey back to the war-torn Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. Their goal is to get a better understanding of the current state of the country by engaging in dialogue with people on both sides.





The Prize Of Free KAILASH Proud to have been a DOP on this production. Emmy Nominated 2019!


Hidden inside overcrowded factories around the world, countless children are forced into slave labor due to rising global demands for cheap goods. With the help of a covert network of informants, Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and his dedicated team carry out daring raids to rescue and rehabilitate imprisoned children.

Using hidden cameras and playing the role of buyers at the factory to gain access, we watch Kailash take on one of his most challenging missions to date: finding Sonu, a young boy trafficked to Delhi for work who has been missing for eight months. Now his father dreams of Sonu coming home. Kailash’s warmth and passion have gained international support for his philosophy that each child should be allowed to embrace their childhood. He gives them support, clothes, medical care, and an education. Equal parts harrowing and motivating, first-time filmmaker Derek Doneen pulls us into Kailash’s gripping pursuits and relentless energy to create the change he wants to see.



Director Laureen Greenfield U.S







Over the past 25 years, Lauren Greenfield’s documentary photography and film projects have explored youth culture, gender, body image, and affluence. In this fascinating meld of career retrospective and film essay, Greenfield offers a meditation on her extensive body of work, structuring it through the lens of materialism and its increasing sway on culture and society in America and throughout the world.

Underscoring the ever-increasing gap between the haves and the have-nots, her portraits reveal a focus on cultivating image over substance, where subjects unable to attain actual wealth instead settle for its trappings, no matter their ability to pay for it.



The Wars Hidden Face “South Sudan” East & West Ukraine & Mosul Iraq


Danish documentary series from 2017. The world is full of conflicts and wars that have been forgotten. In this series, host and former soldier Martin Tamm Andersen travels to tell the underrated stories from some of the world’s focal points.

In Mosul, Martin sees the brutality of the war close, and in a refugee camp, Martin meets children fleeing from the city where Islamic State has tried to brainwash them in their schools. Martin travels to Kirkuk area to meet a Kurdish sniper.



“How To Meet A Mermaid” Dutch


How to meet a mermaid is a mesmerizing documentary about the sea and the people that are attracted to it. We all love the sea and the sea loves us back by letting us fish in it, swim in it, sail, surf, dive into it. But sometimes the sea has her moods and becomes dangerous, then we have to fight for our lives.

With spectacular underwater sequences, and characters that remind us of ourselves, How to meet a mermaid will sweep you out of the cinema like a tidal wave.

 Zeppers film , Holland, Egypt



The War show


In March 2011, radio host Obaidah Zytoon and her circle of friends join the street protests against President Bashar al-Assad, as the Arab Spring reaches Syria. Knowing their country would be changed forever, this group of artists and activists begin filming their lives and the events around them.

But as the regime’s violent response spirals the country into a bloody civil war, their hopes for a better future will be tested by violence, imprisonment and death. Obaidah leaves Damascus and journeys around the country, from her hometown of Zabadani, to the center of the rebellion in Homs, and to northern Syria where she witnesses the rise of extremism.

A deeply personal road movie, the film captures the fate of Syria through the intimate lens of a small circle of friends.



‘Rent-a-Foreigner in China’ NY-Times OP Docs U.S


In this short documentary, housing developers in China hire ordinary foreigners to pose as celebrities, boosting flagging property sales.

By David Borenstein on Publish Date April 28, 2015.



Chinese Dreamlands. ZDF & Arte, DR1, DFI , NY-Times. U.S


The “Exotic Flavour Talent Agency” can turn your sleepy rural Chinese ghost town into a booming, world-class city for the afternoon. Company CEO Suky, his assistant Yana, and an assortment of colorful foreigners organize elaborate schemes in cooperation with property developers and local government officials.


At real estate openings they stage dazzling spectacles where their foreign employees are presented as famous entertainers, important businessmen, top-20 models, diplomats, architects, and more. The performances are timed right for when speculators from cities arrive.


During the height of the housing boom, Suky and Yana continuously travel to remote development projects, staging spectacles that turn them into “cities of the future” — as defined by the surreal imaginations of provincial Chinese politicians and developers. For a while, they make good money doing this work.


But soon the orgy of speculation becomes a deflating housing bubble. Facing increasing financial pressure, both characters are thrown into desperation and must fight to save their business and aspirations. Ultimately they come to have second thoughts on their industry—and the “Chinese dream” in general.



Uganda. Kids soldier T.B.A


Syria Work in progress feature film 13/14/15



“The Art Of Being First To Arrive Too Late”
Harrowing Testimony. By Thomas Nordanstad About Paul Hansen. Swedish TV1


2013 is the year when the Swedish photographer and photojournalist Paul Hansen definitely takes step among the truly great international photographers . The image from Gaza who wins this year’s picture in the world via the World Press Photo Award is an image that has already become icon and without a stop is published again and again in the world media .


It is simply ” this year’s picture in the world” . Hansen already allocated Year award photographer here at home for seven years in a row, ‘became world famous and so too the picture. But the family in Gaza – the mother who survived  the bomb attack that killed her husband and two children , captured the image from the funeral through the alleys of Gaza – what happens to her?


Paul Hansen visit her and creates a tender and respectful relationship with her and the rest of the survivors in the family. Photographer pride and joy at winning photo journalists finest award is mixed with sadness and concerns that the contents – a family unspeakable pain – cabled over the world in a more than unusual context.


The choice of more than 100,000 journalistic images of the jury in Amsterdam has fallen on just this . Santiago Lyon, moderator of the jury, explains why. How does this affect this unfortunate family, How are the photographer and how will it affect everything that happens to his personal commitment he had for this conflict since 2000 ? Does such a picture and a such attention by responding to any political change? Paul Hansen in the belief that what he does is important and can change?


7 · 9 · 13


Director: Bettina Mouridsen, Louise Detlefsen, Kaspar Astrup Schröder 2014 · 4 x 40 min For DR, the Danish Film Institute Getting married is one of the great moments in life. Two people create family and say ‘yes’ to live together.


The very moment is the beginning of + Plus Pictures new documentary ‘7 -9-13 ‘, which follows five different couples over the years. ‘7 -9-13 ‘Is about the most important thing in life: love. Through five different pairs tells Series to believe in love at a time when all the big and important values are debated and where nuclear families and the traditional marital structures are changing.



Freak Out!


The Alternative Movement Begins by Carl Javér Long-haired barefoot people. Free love! Vegan-ism! Experiments with drugs… The sixties, right? Not quite. In the year 1900 a group of middle class kids revolted against their time and started the original alternative community – Monte Verità, the mountain of truth. A community based on vegan-ism, feminism, pacifism and free love.
This creative documentary mixes interviews, archive and animation in a beautiful combination, bringing you straight back to the early 1900 as seen through the eyes of these young radicals.

Production Facts Scriptwriter: David Wingate & Carl Javér Producer: Fredrik Lange for Vilda Bomben Film, Sweden Co-producers: Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real, Denmark<



CNN Heroes 2012
CNN Afghanistan, CNN Heroes, dunes & dust New York. (CNN) – Razia Jan is fighting to educate girls in rural Afghanistan, where terrorists will stop at nothing to keep them from learning.

Despite the threat of violence, Jan continues to open the doors of her Zabuli Education Center. She and her team are providing a free education to about 350 girls, many of whom would not normally have access to school. Director Tim Gruzca



“Operation Celeste/Cold Case Hammarskjöld”


Directed by Mads Brügger, produced by Peter Engel During the 1960 Congo crisis, the UN secretary general (between 1953-1961) was informed of fighting between UN forces and troops from Moise Tshombe‘s Katanga province.


He was on the way to negotiate a ceasefire when his Douglas DC6 SE-BDY crashed just before landing in Ndola, killing 15 people on board; the only survivor died soon after from his injuries.
The plane was found 15 hours after it plowed through a forest and burned. Three different inquiries looked into the accident and the theories of an air or ground attack, sabotage, material failure or human error were all investigated; the UN Investigation Commission “found no evidence to support any of these theories nor was able to exclude the possible causes which it has also considered”. “Hammarskjöld had advocated for the new independant nations in Africa, trying to protect them against neo-colonial interests, and thus fallen out with all the major powers. In the UN, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev demanded that he be fired,” explained Brügger, who will explore the theory that Hammarskjöld was murdered by a conspiracy of major powers.

Pitched at last week’s CPH:DOX, the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, as a political thriller – ‘John le Carré meets Graham Greene – Operation Celeste, which will go into production next May, will reunite Brügger with The Ambassador producer Peter Engel, who will stage the project for Copenhagen’s Zentropa-controlled Electric Park.



Syria war and love.

Award Best photo Tv festival 2013 Aleppo, Love and war, DR1. Dir. Puk Damsgaard.





by Simon Lereng Wilmont Japan Chikara has been a sumo wrestler for some years now, and he is very fond of the sport, although it’s a tough at times. He is one of the most promising sumo wrestler kids in his club, and has won tournaments already.

Chikara’s father Harumitsu had a good carrier as a respectable professional sumo wrestler from the biggest and most successful sumo stable in Tokyo, so the expectations to Chikara are very high.


Chikara idolizes his father, but is also a little afraid of him because he can be very strict when it comes to sumo wrestling. Chikara has very little time together with his dad because Harumitsu like most other Japanese parents has to work six days a week from early morning to late evening.

Sumo wrestling therefore represents a very valuable time for Chikara and his father. Chikara would like to make his father proud and live up to the expectations. ”The Sumo Wrestler’s Son” is a beautiful and heart-warming story about the relationship between father and son and the pressure of expectations, but also a universal tale of a brave boy who must endure a lot to find out, that his father loves him no matter what.



The Act of Killing


In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatise their role in genocide. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. Now at Toronto Film festival.





Exposing the truth behind why, despite almost unlimited natural wealth, Africa remains locked in poverty. Investigating allegations of widespread criminality amongst outwardly respectable Fortune 500 and FTSE listed multinationals, »Stealing Africa« shows how, in the pursuit of profit, powerful corporations are actively working against the interests of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Nowhere is this illustrated more clearly than in Zambia. This Country sits on Africa’s largest reserves of copper yet the majority here live on less than a dollar a day.


The government struggles to provide even basic healthcare or education, but for more than 20 years, enormous mining conglomerates have paid as little as 0.6% tax on the billions they have made from Zambia’s resources. Following local investigative journalists, the film uncovers illicit flows of capital and complex tax evasion schemes designed to defraud the Zambian government out of hundreds of millions of dollars every year.



Putins Kiss



Award Winner Sundance film festival. World Cinema Documentary Cinematography Award


Marsha is a 20 years-old officer in the Russian youth movement, Nashi, an ever-increasingly popular political organization with direct channels to the Kremlin. Nashi’s number one political icon and only “true” leader is Vladimir Putin.


The organizanion wants to create a young creative elite working for a new Russia. The members are between 15-25 years old and count more than 100.000 young people (according to Nashi itself).


Like Marsha many of the supporters are born in the 80’ies and has never experienced anything but poorness. The goal is to make Russia the best and strongest country in the world »Putin’s Kiss« is a rare insight into the core of Russian democracy “Putin-style”. We meet Masha, 19, who has become a spokesperson for Nashi, a political youth organisation working to support the current political system. Their agenda, however, is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians.

When Masha is up for election, she starts questioning her role in the Nashi movement for the first time.





Somalia, youngster who are raised up en europe



Light of Eternity


Documentary film about the two high-end jewelry brands, the French giant, Cartier, and the new and upcoming Danish Shamballa, and the two heads of design.



Armadillo Premiere Cannes 2010.


The feature-length documentary film “Armadillo”, by Janus Metz and cinematography by Lars Skree is selected for Semaine de la Critique, the distinguished side programme, which seldom includes documentary among its repertoire.
“Armadillo” is the story of two young men, Mads and Daniel, who, thirsty for adventure and with open minds, leave Denmark on their first mission to Afghanistan, a war which annihilates the innocence they once beheld.

The film is a journey into the minds of the soldiers and an examination of the reality of war. A character-driven, psychological drama, “Armadillo” examines how politics function in practice, when the international community’s efforts at democratization and development stand face-to-face with war on a micro-level in the midst of the complexity and extreme conditions of Afghanistan.



The Samurai Case


For the first time in Danish history the Danish judicial system has allowed an entire case to be filmed. The case concerns a man who killed his best friend with a Samurai sword – was it an accident or was it a deliberate act when the defendant wielded the sword?


It is an emotionally charged case where much is at stake for the defendant, who has to re-experience the tragic night when his friend died, and who must also try to pull through a trial in which he faces a severe prison sentence



Blood in the mobile

This is a documentary film about the connection between conflict minerals and our phones. The minerals are funding the bloodiest war since WWII. More than 5 million deaths and hundreds of thousands women raped in Congo. We want to create awareness about the connection between our phones and the conflict in Congo. We have already come far.



Ticket to paradise.


DFI-DR1 (HD) Part 2. Thailand


In a small village in the north east of Thailand there are two kinds of families. Those who have a daughter married to a Dane, and those who don’t. The first mentioned live in concrete buildings, the latter in small wooden cottages. Sommai is the queen of the village. Normally she works at a factory in Denmark. But now she is back in Thailand, where the young girls flock around her. They hope she can help them find a Danish husband.
Love on delivery


DFI-DR1 “Part 1 Denmark”


 In the the remote part of Denmark, 575 woman from Thailand are living with their Danish husbands. 15 years ago, only a few of them were living there. But there where Sommai – a former bar worker from Pattaya!<



Bloody Cartoons
In October 2007 ten one-hour films about contemporary democracy will be shown simultaneously throughout the world, currently 25 countries.
The films are being made by independent award-winning filmmakers from different countries around the world including, China, India, Japan, Egypt, Liberia, USA, Bolivia, Denmark and Russia.

This will be accompanied by an extensive website presence, followed by a major global on-the-ground educational initiative.





Documentary about the huge landmines problem in Cambodia.



TV2 REDZONE. Reports from a military ISAF mission in Hellmann province. ISAF clashes with Taliban fighters

The Svenkas


Awards for best photography Copenhagen DOX 2005


A portrait of the Swenkas, a small group of working men in post-apartheid South Africa. Men who take great pride in putting on a flashy suit and stand out as an inspiration for others. Dir Jeppe Rønde. Scope 1:2.35 . 35mm Copy. DFI, Danish film institute.



The Freeway U.S.A


Award for best photography Copenhagen DOX 2006


Documentary about people living, working and using the freeway in Los Angeles. DV-S8-35mm. 35mm copy Director Jacob Thuesen. DFI, Danish film institute
Living Miracles


Documentary about miracles in the catholic world, from Vatican city, mountains in Bosnia to the extreme hot desert in area 51 in U.S.A. Sony DSR 500 DV-Cam transferred to 35mm. Zentropa real.Director Lene Stær. DFI, Danish film institute



The Mission Part II


Mozambique and Bosnia. We are following 2 Danish youngsters from the left wing political group SFU. They are trying to help their counterparts in Sarajevo in the Muslim part of Bosnia, and Banja Luka in the Serb part of Bosnia. They are trying to cooperate with their experience in organising a political organisation. Director Jacob Bendtsen.





New Zeeland. Bruce and Debbie are living in one of the poorest places in Auckland. Bruce is working as part time worker as truck driver. Debbie has two jobs and 3 kids to take care of. They are fighting to survive, the very liberal government in NZ.(English)



The Mission


South Africa and Mozambique. A documentary, for Danish national TV Dr 1.

In a period of 6 months, the camera are following, 2 Danish youngsters from a liberal political group. They are trying to help their colleague’s in Mozambique with their experience in organising a political organisation. Director Jacob Bendtsen.



Fight for money


3 programs about a Danish/Greek K1 Nikolas Pettas fighter, who have been living in Japan for 12 year. We follow him up to his big match in Tokyo 2001.



The bear and the gentleman


55 min documentary. A portrait of the famous Danish actor Jens Okking s16mm. Zentropa Productions, Olzenfilm 2001



Forced risk


Documentary about contractors that, playing unsafe, are playing with their workers health and security 1999.



Chicken farm


Documentary about a Danish female, who are working in a chicken factory. Following her daily life 2000



City plans


3 programs to the national tv Dr1, about how the authorities are planning the cities around the country.



Biker Jens in Asia.


Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore 11 programs from Asia. Programs featuring a famous Danish guy, which are driving and exploring Asia on his Harley Davidson. 2000



Children of Gaia


A 1-hour documentary on the implications and effects of extreme physical abnormality. Produced by Milton Media in co-production with the TV2-Denmark and The Danish Film Institute. Written and directed by Bente Milton (English)

    • 1999 Best documentary – Nordic Film-days in Lübeck, Germany.
    • 1999 Danish Film Academy Award – Documentary of the year.
    • 1999 Certificate of Merit – Golden Gate Awards, San Fransisco
    • 1998 International Travel Grant, Nordic Panorama
    • 1998 Special Recommendation of the Jury – PRIX EUROPA
    • 1999 Best Documentary, Festival International del media
    • Ambient, ……..Gava, Spain
    • 2000 Danish Disability Foundation, Encouragement Prize.
    • 2000 Nominated for the TV-Festival prize 2000 1998.



African Dance


A program about Danish-African marriages. Documentary for the Danish TV2, 1998, 28 min



The girls from Tois place


Documentary, 2000, DR1, SVT og ZDF/ARTE. The 36-year-old Thai woman Toi, owns her own bar filled with Thai bar, her British husband owns nothing.

Ten years ago, the situation was reverse. (English) Click here for further details DFI, Danish film institute



The Sex trap


The story of two Danish men and their personal experiences in the tourist paradise of Phuket, Thailand.



Accused of Child Sex.


A 37-year-old Dane suddenly finds himself inside one of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. The corrupt police in Pattaya tricks him out of 123000 $. Only with the aid of the Danish embassy is he finally got released.




An another Europe


The Danish DR1. Documentary about economical and political relationships between EU and Martinique 1997. (French)





Documentary from a run down French hospital for mental illness, placed in the middle of the jungle on the island Martinique 1997. (French)





Four people got released from different Danish prisons and one year ahead. 1: Son of a Gangster 2: Henrik’s Return Trip 3: Nikki the Kid 4: Maria’s Lovers DFI, Danish film institute<



Senior and sex


Documentary s16mm, about elderly people, do they have an active sex life? DK/Spain. DFI, Danish film institute





Documentation project about holocaust sponsored by Steven Spielberg’s film Schindlers list.(English)





Documentary about smuggling weapon in Poland 1996.



MTV Europa


documentary from the Swedish extreme right wings. November 1992 (English)



After high school


Documentary for the Danish DR2, where we followed 4 persons after they left high school.



Beirut – Between a war generation


A production for the Danish DR1, about youth growing up in a war zone, a Palestinian girl and a boy from Hezbollah.









Deployed on mission in Helmand, Afghanistan 25-year old Thomas steps on a landmine and loses both his legs.

At the local rehabilitation center he meets Sofie, an ascending ballerina from the Royal Danish Ballet, who is helping a relative to regain strength after a long term sickness.Thomas desperately wants back in the field and gets impatient, as progress does not emerge as fast as he wants to. When Sofie offers to help him with a more Directories intense rehabilitation plan, he accepts. Despite their differences, they develop a special bond and a mutual affection.

Original Title
Film Status
Upcoming / Post-production

Production Year  2015



MAX embarrassing 3. Goes to Roskilde festival.


Max is 16 years old and on his way to becoming an adult. His newfound sense and insistence on freedom to be tested with a debut at the Roskilde festival, but mom says clearly NO.
As Max moves over to his father, defies all admonitions and throws herself headlong into festival life.
But when the mother discovers that he is gone, she decides to take with us from “safe” distance keep an eye on Max. A journey for both of them means liberation, freedom, jealousy and a lot of comic situations – and new love for both Max and mother.

Director: Lotte Svendsen Actors: Samuel Heller-Seiffert, Mette Horn, Lars Bom, Anna Agafia Svideniouk Egholm m.fl. Produced by; Per Holst og Michael Bille Frandsen for Asta Film



Outsider TV-serie


Bullying, prejudice and betrayal is a part of everyday life for Sebastian, Mary and Frede, each has been assigned the role of outsider. Sebastian and the rest of the popular crowd is out one night, like so many nights before.

They are all drunk and the boys dare one another to do dangerous jumps. Sebastian does not want to jump, but is provoked by the other boys to try.

He jumps, lands, and lies motionless on the ground. Sebastian is seriously injured and everyone around him is in shock – even Mary and Frede.

Sebastian must adjust to a whole new life in a wheelchair.





An amusing coming of age tale from Lotte Svendsen’s Max-universe. Now 14, Max is about to decide on an internship and is finding it difficult to choose. He settles, against his mother’s wishes, for a bank internship.

But mother Agnethe, still quite embarrassing, takes action and enrols Max in a free spirited camp for the sake of his soul’s salvation.

Meanwhile his lovelife is hanging by a thread; Esther seems less and less interested in him even though he is making an effort to win her over. The Max universe is based on a perpetual idea that children are afraid to appear embarrassed as they evolve into maturity.

Likewise, it seems that their parents also become embarrassed when they make attempts to protect their children or express their love for them. Premiere 7.June-2011





Max believes that his mother is ‘max’ embarrassing, and just keeps saying the most stupid things that make him shiver. At the same time he has totally fallen for Ophelia, a girl in his class, whom he would like to impress.

But it’s all very difficult, when you really wish to be among the cool guys in school, to be a good friend and at the same time you are trying to prevent your mother who is ‘max’ embarrassing from destroying it all. Dir Lotte Svendsen



MAX Part 2. 8 Episodes


DR1. Series for young kids around 9 to 14. 8, themes, about consequences concerning stealing, lying, trusting a god. Dir Lotte Svendsen



MAX part 1. 8 Episodes DR1


Series for young kids around 9 to 14. 8, themes, about consequences concerning stealing, lying, trusting a god. Dir Lotte Svendsen



Life insurance


Experimental short feature film, about the spectacular life in an insurance company. 35mm. Tju bang film and Fine & Mellow.

Director Jacob Thuesen. Script Line Knutzon & Jacob Thuesen





Baby is an adaptation of Danish writer Kirsten Thorup’s award-winning first novel. It is the gripping tale of rootless young urbanites and their desperate struggle to find and understand love.

The jagged, dynamic narrative portrays their impulsive, irrational lifestyle, their dilemma as immature adults in a society where efficiency and fitness for work are the fundamental values. Their hunt for love, sex and money evoke moving, provocative scenes.

The cast is made up of some of the best actors in Denmark (Ulrich Thomsen: The Celebration; Jesper Christensen: The Bench, Minor Mishaps; Maria Rich: Minor Mishaps) and the legendary rock band Sort Sol – to create an uncompromising, raw, poetic film that simultaneously charms and shocks. DFI, Danish film institute





Svensson is a wealthy, ageing blusterer who has just had a rather unusual funeral for his wife and is now on his way to Spain with his cracker of a young mistress. However, his trip is delayed when a lawyer turns up with a paternity suit.

With a young undertaker as the new chauffeur at the wheel of his Jag,

He sets off to find the woman who claims to have born his daughter, turning his life and that of his companion upside down in the process.


Feature film 35mm, 63 copies around Denmark.

2001 TECHNICAL DATA 35 mm (1.85:1) Dolby SR RUNNING TIME 84 min; 2293 meter. Zentropa

Click here for further details



Monas world


Feature film 35mm worked as operator, dp Morten Søborg. Sidse Babett Knudsen shine as Mona, a 30-something single who leads a life filled with adventure and romance… in her dreams that is.

But an ordinary visit to the bank is about to make her real life as exciting as her imagined one … and introduce her to the man of her dreams in a way she never dreamt of.



Tom Merrit


Short feature film black and white s16mm. A film based on Edgar Lee Master’s poetry collection, Spoon River Anthology (1915). A large number of epitaphs for real and fictitious residents of Spoon River, a pioneering area in the state of Illinois; this black and white, suggestive visual poem is the first part of a trilogy.

It tells the story of Tom Merrit, a man caught up in the reality of which he thought he was only an observer.

For further details click here DFI, Danish film institute<






Syria– Allepo 2012

Russia – Novo Sibira -Moscow

Politikens“Travel guide to Mexico” TGT

Politikens“Travel guide to Thailand” TGT

Politikens “Travel guide to South Thailand” TGT





South Sudan


Lebanon 1992 the green line and 2007

Afghanistan, Hellmann, embedded ISAF

Cambodia Vietnam, Mekong delta Turkey – Gipsy kids work at a rubbish tip in Alanya 2006

Spain – Madrid, Barcelona La Paloma

South Africa – Johannesburg from a prison, Zulu land Natal

Sri Lanka – Tsunami

Iraq, 1993-2003-2007-2018 Erbil, Baghdad, Basra

Thailand – Various


Martinique – Une autre france/Exhibition


Princess Nathalie of Denmark – Picture book about princess Nathalie “My life with horses


The wall on the wall – Exhibition, About the end of The Berlin-wall final end in 1989


(B&W stills “With law, we break the rights” Exhibition about the Danish squatter movement in 1990. (B&W stills) Hamburg, Berlin, Copenhagen.


Photographer for the Department of the Environment, 1990 The quiet revolution. Exhibition about the communist controlled country Czechoslovakia final end in Prague, 1989. (B&W stills)


Intifada Exhibition, About the Palestinian situation, in the occupied West bank, in the Gaza stripe and in the refugee-camps Raffa and Jaballa, 1991. (B&W stills)


In the middle of the grey Exhibition-1993 Collaboration with the old famous photographer Brother Bernild and Jesper Lambaek, about deprived city areas with heavy social problems, where we compared the situation today and 40 years ago. The famous Danish poet, Dan Turéll wrote the text and the music. (B&W stills)


PKK On-the-spot report About Kurdish militant group PKK, in Iraq and southeast Turkey, 1993. (B&W stills) . 1993 Sirnak, Dyarbakir. PKK, PUK. Newspaper “Information”




Blue water shipping
Rambøll mangement
Jabra headsets
Café Pitstop
Louis Poulsen
Jyllands Posten
Sterling Airways
Ministry of health



Lars Skree filming Cold Case Hammarskjöld,

at the borders between Congo and Zambia . The copperbelt.