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THINGS I PUT ON MY CV

Writer-director. Currently based in Oslo, Norway. MA graduate of the National Film & Television School, London.

Right now: I've just completed my 10th short film NOTHING EVER REALLY ENDS. It premiered at The 39th Norwegian Short Film Festival where I received an Honorable Mention for the screenplay. It has gone on to be selected for BIFF, Helsinki and Uppsala. The film was selected by The Norwegian Federation of Film Societies as one of the top five short films of the year. I'm also writing and developing several feature films, some of which are suppported by the Norwegian Film Institute. This includes the project "Eternal Summer" which has been selected for the Les Arcs co-production village.

My short films have screened at over 30 festivals. MY FRIEND KILLS TIMES (now available at Nowness) premiered at South By Southwest. The medium length film SCRATCH, set in the East-London art scene, won the main prize in Aubagne and had a series of special screenings at agnès b. London. My graduation film, VANILLA SONG, was selected for the Cannes Film Festival, Cinéfondation. I´ve worked with leading Norwegian production companies Maipo Film and Motlys, as well as the London company Breakthru Films.

As a commercials and content director, I´ve worked for clients as diverse as Scandinavian Airlines, MTV, Nordea Bank and the Norwegian Department Of Education. The fashion-ad HUNGER was profiled in Shots and nominated for the Young Directors Award in Cannes. The commissioned short film SOMETIMES was recently nominated for the 1.4 awards.

I've attended Jeanne Moreau's screenwriting workshop in France, The Berlin Talent Campus and the Judith Weston Acting For Directors workshop in LA. I've also done 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.

If you´ve actually read this far I might add that most of the time I believe in an indifferent universe and that all we can do really is to keep pushing that rock up the hill. That said; Woody Allen, Bergman and Antonioni make up my holy trinity.


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