About The Directors

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Fredrik Gertten is an award-winning Swedish director and journalist.

His latest works Bikes vs Cars (2015), BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* (2012) and BANANAS!* (2009) have met audiences in over 80 countries including leading festivals such as Sundance, Berlinale, Hot Docs, Toronto,IDFA, Melbourne IFF, Sao Paulo IFF and Sheffield. 

In 1994, Fredrik founded the production company WG Film. He previously worked as a foreign correspondent and columnist for radio, TV and press in Africa, Latin America, Asia and around Europe. Today he combines filmmaking with a role as a creative producer at WG Film - famous for local stories with a global understanding, with several films catching the identity and transformation of his hometown. 

Selected films as director: 

- Bikes vs Cars (2014)
- The invisible bicycle helmet (2012)
- Big Boys Gone BANANAS!* (2012)
- Bananas!* (2009)
- The Socialist, The Architect and the Twisted Tower (2005)
- An Ordinary Family (2005)
- Bye Bye Malmö/Just a piece of steel (2003)
- The Way Back - True Blue 2 (2002), co-directors M. Gertten and S. Berg
- The Death of a workings man’s newspaper (2001)
- Walking on Water (2000), co-directed with Lars Westman
True Blue (1998), co-directors M. Gertten and S. Berg

Selected films as producer:

- Maria and Her Shadow (2013) dir. Fredric Ollerstam
- Love Always, Carolyn,  (2011) dir. M. Ramström & M.Korkeasalo
- Burma VJ’s (2008) dir. Anders Östergaard, (co producer)
- Final Image (2009) dir. Andrés Habegger,  (co producer)
- Milkbar (2006) dir. Terese Mörnvik & Ewa Einhorn
- Thin Ice (2006) dir. Håkan Berthas,
- Belfast Girls (2006) dir. Malin Andersson
- Boogie Woogie Daddy (2002) Short, dir. Erik Bäfving 


Magnus Gertten

Magnus Gertten, director and producer, previously TV- and radio journalist, has directed a number of award-winning documentaries including Rolling Like a Stone, A Thousand Pieces, Harbour of Hope, Long Distance Love, and the True Blue films.

He is the producer behind the dvd-series From Malmö with Love; a DVD series based on archive footage depicting the city of Malmö through the ages from a historic point of view. Magnus started the production company Auto Images together with Stefan Berg in 1998.

Magnus latest achievement is the multi-award winning Every Face Has A Name which has screened at festivals and in cinemasworldwide and also received a Guldbagge award nomination. 



Selected films as director:

- Every Face Has a Name (2015)
- Tusen bitar (2014)
- Hoppets hamn (2011)
- Long Distance Love (2009)
- Rolling Like a Stone (2005)
- Gå loss (2004)
- The Way Back - True Blue 2 (2002)
- True Blue (1998)

 Selected films as producer:

- Once I Dreamt of Life (2014)  dir.. Jukka Kärkkäinen, Sini Liimatainen
- Att skära sig fri (2014) dir.  Setareh Persson
- Yläkerran Tuula (2013) dir. Henriikka Hemmi
- Till ungdomen (2012) dir. Kari Anne Moe
- The Punk Syndrome (2012) dir. Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi
- Armadillo (2010) dir. Janus Metz Pedersen
- Drömmarna på taket (2010) dir. Ivan Loftrup Ericson

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