Award winning Danish writer/director Fabian Wullenweber is probably best known internationally for his work across all 3 series of The Killing, DR’s worldwide hit crime series on which he was the lead director. Shown in more than 161 countries it won 2 international Emmys and a BAFTA and was nominated for a further 18 international awards. He directed the second series of the award winning Danish crime series DNA screened on BBC4 in the autumn of 2023 which has received excellent reviews in the UK press. In 2014 he was the conceptual director of TV2’s period drama The Seaside Hotel which is Denmark’s most watch tv series. Fabian’s opening episode for the 8th season on February 1 this year drew an unprecedented audience of 1.7million. The series has been sold all over the world including the UK, USA and Canada.
In 2019 his 5th feature film, Ninna, co-written with his partner the award winning actress Susanne Juhasz, opened in cinemas. This spring his latest feature thriller The Promise of Maja, financed by Warner Bros Television, was released and is also available with English sub-titles.
His earlier feature credits include the musical Bora Bora for which he also wrote the screenplay; Filand Film’s psychological horror movie Cecilie which received 6 award nominations; Catch That Girl for Frenetic Films which won awards and nominations in Berlin, Chicago, Amsterdam and throughout Scandinavia both for Fabian and the film; he wrote and directed the dark and gripping Gemini for Nimbus Films which won the Special Jury Prize at Rouen’s Festival du Cinéma Nordique
Additional major television credits include episodes of DR’s police series The Protectors and TV2’s documentary series Robust on which he was a writer/director. Further credits as writer/director include the shorts Still Around for Nimbus Film and Dregen I Himlen.
Fabian studied writing and directing at the Danish Film Institute before going on to complete a post-graduate degree in film production at Bournemouth’s University of the Arts. This eventually led him into the world of commercials and pop promos before getting his big break with Catch that Girl in 2002. Fox 2000 Pictures remade it two years later as Catch That Kid starring Kristen Stewart and Fabian has a co-writer credit.
He has a number of new projects in the planning stage all of which demonstrate his his unique ability to tell a story that touches the audience alongside imaginative and compelling visuals that are so much a part of the iconic Scandi-drama innovative approach.