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Danish director Jesper Nielsen now shooting BBC’s Redwater in Ireland for producer Vicky Wharton. The multi-award winning writer/director is best known outside Scandinavia for his work on Borgen. His latest feature, The Day Will Come, premiers in April. He has directed, written or edited 27 features and more than 60 episodes of tv drama. He is also one of the directors on a new Danish crime series Dicte to be screened from June 3 at 9 pm on More 4 HD – it was earlier shown on Netflix.
After his recent FIPA D’OR Nomination for his music for Wall To Wall’s The Scandalous Lady W, Alexander Balanescu has won Romania’s GOPO award for Best Original Soundtrack for his score for The Magic Mountain directed by Anca Damian for Aparte Film.
Story Film’s Tiger Raid, with a terrific action score by Dean Valentine, had its world premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival in April and will be screened at the Edinburgh Film & TV Festival in June. Meanwhile Violet, also with Dean’s music, showing at Tribeca too and won the First Prize Festival Award at Chicago’s Irish Film Festival.
“Many composers are good at delivering what the director wants. What is expected. Henrik creates music you didn’t know you would love.” So says director Niels Nørløv. Born in Sweden and living in Copenhagen, Henrik is known in many countries as a member of the iconic Scandi band, Kashmir. Henrik’s work as a proven composer for film and television picked up speed in 2007 where he did the score for Anders Morgenthaler’s feature film Ekko. He was nominated for Danish Cinema’s prestigious Robert Award…….
SPOTLIGHT ON JESPER W. NIELSON
Jesper W. Nielson
The multi-award winning Danish director/writer Jesper Nielsen is now shooting BBC’s 6-parter Redwater in Ireland for producer Vicky Wharton. His latest feature,The Day Will Come, premiered in Copenhagen in early April.
He is best known outside Scandinavia for his work on 6 of the 30 episodes ofBorgen, DR’s international hit series shown in more than 80 countries. His most successful feature to date is Okay (Bech Company) which remains one of the most popular Danish films of all time. A year after its release he won the Dreyer Award, Danish cinema’s annual award for artistic merit, putting him in the illustrious company of Lars von Trier, Lone Scherfig, Susanne Bier and Thomas Vinterberg.