THINGS I PUT ON MY CV
Writer-director. Currently based in Oslo, Norway. MA graduate of the National Film & Television School, London.
I've just attended the 2018 Sundance Screenwriters Lab developing my feature film THOMAS IN 10 DIMENSIONS.
My 10th short NOTHING EVER REALLY ENDS - a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere - has screened at festivals including Aspen (Jury Special Recognition) and Seattle (Jury Special Recognition). Vimeo named it the runner up for Best Drama of 2017 as well as one of the top comedies of the year. It's also a 2018 Webby Awards Honoree in "Comedy: Long Form or Series", a Short Of The Week pick and currently screening on Canal180.
Right now: I'm writing and developing a drama-series and will shoot a pilot this autumn.
ETERNAL SUMMER, another feature script of mine, was selected for the Les Arcs co-production village and is currently in development.
I'm also about to shoot yet another short - APOCALYPSE NORTH - which will be part of an anthology feature film put together by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard - the directors of the Nick Cave docu 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH.
Earlier work: MY FRIEND KILLS TIME - available at Nowness - premiered at South By Southwest. The medium length film SCRATCH won the main prize in Aubagne and had a series of special screenings at agnès b. London. My NFTS-graduation film, VANILLA SONG, was selected for Cannes, Cinéfondation. I´ve worked with leading Norwegian production companies Maipo Film, Motlys and Ape&Bjørn.
As a commercials and content director, I´ve worked for clients as diverse as an airline and an underground fashion label. HUNGER was profiled in Shots and nominated for the Young Directors Award in Cannes. The commissioned short film SOMETIMES was nominated for the 1.4 awards.
I've attended the late Jeanne Moreau's screenwriting workshop in France, The Berlin Talent Campus and the Judith Weston Acting For Directors workshop in LA. I've also studied courses in Film History and Media Science at Bergen and Stavanger universities. I´m a three year recipient of the Norwegian State Grant for Young Film Artists.
And finally I run workshops and hold lectures in writing and directing at several institutions, including Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology.
Interview / Directors Notes
Interview / Canal180
Jakob i Sundance / KF
Sundance advisors / Deadline Hollywood
Screenwriters lab / Sundance Institute
Review / Short Of The Week
Review / Monologue Blogger
Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere / The Vimeo Blog
Aspen winners / Aspen Film
Ones to watch at Shortsfest / Aspen Times
Jakob til Aspen / KF
Z-enquete / Z
En alvorlig mann er blitt morsom / Stavanger Aftenblad
"Eternal Summer" at Les Arcs / Variety
Sometimes Sorrow / 1.4
Brilliant Filmmaking Award / Little Black Book
Hunger (new directors) / Shots
Jakob's Ladder / 1.4
Sult imponerte Shots / KF
MFKT review / Quark Magazine
SXSW filmspessial / Natt & Dag
Norsk kortfilm til SXSW / Aftenposten
En ekte revolusjon / Dagbladet
SXSW Video Interview / Play Festival
NFTS number 1 #2 / Hollywood Reporter
NFTS number 1 #1 / The Guardian