OSCAR® NOMINATION FOR THE LOOK OF SILENCE
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 CameraImage 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”.
Lars Skree’s work on “The Look of Silence” is also nominated for Cinema Eye Honours 2015 for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography Armadillo — Cinematographer: Lars Skree
Sundance Sundance filmfestival Best World Cinema Cinematography Award.
(Documentary): LARS SKREE – “PUTIN’S KISS”
KAILASH 2018 2018 U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
HEAT COURSE 2018-Surviving Hostile Regions (SHR) https://www.guardian-srm.com/
JURY MEMBER IDFA 2018
MASTER CLASS IDFA 2018
CINEMA EYE NOMINATED2016 THE LOOK OF SILENCE
Bodil Awards 2011. Best cinematographer Armadillo
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
BFI London Film Festival: Grierson Award for Best Documentary
2010 ROOS AWARD to LARS SKREE
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 Skee 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.
2009 Tv.festival for Best Cinematography: “Ticket to paradise cinematography by Lars Skree
2008 CPHDOX for Best Cinematography: “Love on delivery cinematography by Lars Skree
Jury GuldDok 2007
2006 CPHDOX for Best Cinematography: “Freeway”, cinematography by Lars Skree
2005 CPHDOX for Best Cinematography: “Svenkas”, cinematography by Lars Skree
“AKE” Surviving hostile regions. United Kingdom 2007
The National Danish Film school in Copenhagen 1993-1997, Graduated as cinematographer.
FATAMORGANA 1989. Still photo school, teacher was the famous Danish photographer Morten Bo
MODLYS 1988 Started up the still photo agency MODLYS (Backlight) 1988
BBC STRORYVILLE TBC…
NETFLIX Submarine case TBC..
BBC & HBO -BOKO HARAM -NIGERIA
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.
Proud to have been a D.O.P on this production
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.
“FANTASY ISLAND” – 2018 Director Laureen Greenfield U.S
U.S.A. SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES 2018
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.
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.
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
Zambia, U.S.A, Sweden, UK and ZA work in progress.
“Operation Celeste” 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 Ambassadorproducer 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.
THE SUMO WRESTLER’S SON
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 (OSCAR NOMINATED)
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.
STEALING AFRICA – WHY POVERTY?
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.
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.
Award Winner Sundance film festival.
World Cinema Documentary Cinematography Award
Al-shabab, Somalia, youngster who are raised up en europe
Light of Eternity
Documentary film about the two high-end jewellery brands, the French giant, Cartier, and the new and upcoming Danish Shamballa, and the two heads of design.
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. http://www.dfi.dk/faktaomfilm/danishfilms/dffilm.aspx?id=22411
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 (HD)
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. – Won price 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 – Won price 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
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)
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 -JAPAN
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
Documentary about contractors that, playing unsafe, are playing with their workers health and security 1999.
Documentary about a Danish female, who are working in a chicken factory. Following her daily life 2000
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.
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.
WALK WITH ME
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 intense rehabilitation plan, he accepts. Despite their differences, they develop a special bond and a mutual affection.
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
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.
Feature MAX PINLIG / MAX EMBARRASSING-II
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.
Feature MAX PINLIG / MAX EMBARRASSING
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
Experimental short feature film, about the spectacular life in an insurance company.
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 http://www.dfi.dk/faktaomfilm/danishfilms/dffilm.aspx?id=946
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.
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
DONETSK PEOPLE REPUBLIC
Syria– Allepo 2012- IDLIB 2013- Damascus 2008
Russia – Novo Sibira -Moscow
Politikens“Travel guide to Mexico” TGT
Politikens“Travel guide to Thailand” TGT
Politikens “Travel guide to South Thailand” TGT
Lebanon 1992 the green line and 2007
Afghanistan, Hellmann, embedded ISAF
Vietnam, Mekong delta
Turkey – Gipsy kids work at a rubbish tip in Alanya 2006
Princess Nathalie of Denmark – Picture book about princess Nathalie “My life with horses“
Spain – Madrid, Barcelona La Paloma
South Africa – Johannesburg from a prison, Zulu land Natal
Sri Lanka – Tsunami
IRAQ, 1993-2003-2007-2018 Mosul, Erbil, Baghdad, Basra – not embedded
Thailand – Various
Martinique – Une autre france/Exhibition
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.
ISRAEL 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
Ministry of health