Thank you 2016, You have been great!!!
2016 has come to an end. For me it has been a great year. I have been very fortunate to have some really great job opportunities that has taken me around the globe, places I probably wouldn´t have visited if it wasn´t for work and I´m happy that I got the chance. I hade the pleasure to met a lot of new friends and colleagues.
I was very fortunate that this year I got the chance to do more and bigger commercials than I ever had before, which feels great to step up the ladder.
I had many offers that I had to turn down because of my tight schedule, which of course is sad. I would had loved to do them all, but you sometimes have to make hard decision, I do however, always remember it could have been the other way around, so I’m very grateful.
One of my most proudest moment in my career was when I was given the opportunity to shoot a short film “Dear Daddy”. It’s had a great success this year with over 300 million views and was awarded at several festivals, most notably the silver and gold lion in Cannes and for me personally a bronze for cinematography at the Lia Awards
I was also awarded best Cinematography at the Swedish Short Film Festival for the short film “Ivy Vigilante”
I was fortunate this year to have chance to shoot in a different way than I ever had before. We didn’t shoot in a traditional sense, we were shooting digitally. When I say “digitally” I don’t mean with a RED, Sony or Alexa, but with a virtual camera on a virtual set. I can´t tell you guys much about the project but it was great fun and I hope I will get the chance to do more of that kind of work. It also gave me the opportunity to work with an old friend that I hadn’t worked with for a long time.The promo will be released in the beginning of next year.
Last thing I did this year was to shoot a Swedish TV-Show called “Veni Vidi Vici”. It´s was a fun a crazy shoot that went on for 3 Months. It was a great team and I will miss them a lot. I got the pleasure to work with one of my favourite actors “Michael Wincott” known for “The Crow, The Three Musketeers, Westworld and the upcoming sci-fi movie “Ghost in The Shell”.
So that´s in short a little about my 2016. A great year and I hope 2017 will bring more to the table. In fact I know for sure that the first half will bring something great! I´ve been hired by Warner Brothers to shoot the Swedish Christmas Show “Julkalendern”. It’s going to be so much fun. Great story, great directors and the kids are gonna love it.
I want to say thank you to all my friends, old and new colleagues for a great year. I hope we will see each other in 2017 and make more fantastic films.
I wish you all a great evening and a great 2017!!!
Happy New Year Everybody and take care of each other!