Filmography as cameraman  
   

 

 

  2014 Storm in the Andes Feature length documentary
 

Josefin grew up in Sweden with a family myth about how her Peruvian aunt Augusta died in armed struggle for the poor. Augusta and her husband Abimael Guzman created the communist movement Sendero Luminoso and initiated a war that lasted twenty years. In Storm in the Andes Josefin travels to Peru to find out the truth. There she meets Flor who was born into the war. It changes her life forever.

Written and directed by Mikael Wiström. Shared job with Ivan Blanco who shot a bigger part. Funds from Swedish Film Insitute and SVT and others


  2008-12 Voice of a new generation One hour documentary.
 

Documentary about Mali singer Rokia Traore.

Written, directed and produced by Laurens Grant.


  2012 Dance my heart out One hour dancefilm
 

World famous Swedish choreographer Mats Ek decides to produce his own ballet “Apartment” with a young dance company in Cuba. He does not want to charge for his work, as he thinks it’s time to pay back for everything that the dance world has given him. But language confusions, injuries and a very small budget put obstacles in the way. Dance my heart out is a film about striving for perfection and to express something universal with your body as instrument.

A film by Susanna Edwards. SVT K-special


    2009 Imprescindibles One hour biographical documentaries. XDcamHD
   

One about Spanish script writer Rafael Azcona and the other about Catalonian writer Josep Pla.

Written and directed by Fernando Olmeda. Produced by Notro Television for TVE (Cultura.es)


Final Image   2008 Final Image 1h20' HDV- 720p super 8mm
 

Junio, 1973, Santiago de Chile. Leonardo Henrichsen, un camarógrafo argentino, filma su propio asesinato durante un intento de golpe de estado contra Salvador Allende.
33 años más tarde, Ernesto Carmona, un periodista chileno, tras indagar en los eventos que condujeron a la muerte de Leonardo, descubre el nombre del asesino y su paradero en la ciudad de Santiago.
Imagen Final intenta establecer un diálogo entre el pasado y el presente. Como un rompecabezas, recupera la memoria de sus colegas, familiares y amigos acerca de los incidentes que llevaron a su muerte y cubrieron a Chile de 20 años de brutalidad. Es una película sobre unas de las imágenes más famosas de la historia; sobre un grupo de periodistas filmando un continente hundiéndose en la violencia.

2010 The Aljazeera Golden Award - Aljazeera Intl Documentary Film Festival
2010 Special Mention - DOCSDF, Mexico City
2010 Best Doumentary - Tiburon International Film Festival
Written and directed by Andres Habegger, produced by Habitacion 1520 (Argentina), Aplaplac (Chile) and WG-films (Sweden)
    2006-2007 - The Return of Elder Pingree - 52' - DVcam / super 8mm
   

Documentary-in-progress that follows lapsed Mormon Geoff Pingree as he retraces the steps he took 25 years ago in Guatemala as devout missionary 'Elder Pingree.' Combining archival material and contemporary footage, the film pairs Elder Pingree's earlier, single-minded journey with Geoff Pingree's ambivalent return to Guatemala in 2006 as he seeks to find the Guatemalans who once trusted him with their religious faith, attempts to understand the unsettling political conditions of which he was ignorant as a regimented missionary, and grapples with the basic human dilemma of how one can and ought to do good in the world.

Produced, directed, and written by Geoff Pingree, with financial support from The Writers' Bloc and from The Documentary Production Initiative at Oberlin College


La Crisis del Sector   2005 La Crisis del Sector 11' HDcam
 

Shortfilm about strange things happening in a multi movie theatre in Madrid.

Directed by Ignacio Guarderas Merlo. Produced by Conjura Producciones.

 


    2005 En varvshistoria 50' DVcam
   

Documentary about the rise and fall of the Swedish ship building industry.
Shot in Sweden and South Korea.

Produced and directed by Maj Wechselmann with funds from Swedish TV, SVT.


    2004 Hijos de un mismo dios 52' Betacam SP
   

Documentary about the religious situation in Spain.

Produced by Argonauta Producciones, Madrid for Documentos TV, TVE (Spanish TV)


    2003 In the Name of the Father (I Faderns Namn) 1h DVcam
   

Documentary about Raymond Paredes-Ahlgren, Swedish-Cilean businessman, who became famous when Chilean ex dictator Pinochet was arrested in London
Directed and produced by Nitza Kakoseos, Electramedia-Kakoseos Productions for SVT, Swedish TV
PRIX EUROPA IRIS: special commendation


    2002 Che Argentina 5 x 15' Betacam SP
   

Five pieces about different young people in Argentina touching topics such as street artists, tango, disappeard persons in the last dictatorship, soccer and gaucho life. The series is part of a Spanish language course for educational television.

Produced by Göran Gester Films for Utbildningsradion, Swedish TV


The last Lacandones   2001 The Last Lacandones 1h super 16mm
 

Creative documentary released in 2005, about the lacandones, the inhabitants of the disappering rain forest in southern Chiapas, Mexico.

By Peter Torbiörnsson/Vitögat Film&Television with funds Swedish Filminstitute and SVT, Swedish TV


    2001 Captured 30' Betacam SP
   

TV documentary about a Laplander village in the extreme north of Swedish Lapland. A young girl is facing the break up from her village, she's marrying a man from another village. A love story set in a very old culture surrounded by nature.

Directed by Jerzy Sladkovsky and produced by Magic Path /Finland. Part of the series "Voices from the Edge"


    2001 The Laestadians 30' Betacam SP
   

TV documentary about a special village in the extreme north of Swedish Lapland. It's people are strongly religious, followers of a strict way of life that was introduced by the priest Laestadius in the 19th century.

Produced by Magic Path /Finland. Part of the series "Voices from the Edge"


    2001 Candabaré 1h DVcam
   

Documentary about the guaraní aborigenes in Jujuy, northern Argentina.

Produced by cruzDELsur Zona Audiovisual, Buenos Aires


    2001 Arregui. La Noticia del Día 1h30' Digital Betacam
   

Feature film for theatre release in 35mm with Enrique Pinti and Carmen Maura,
directed and written by María Victoria Menis,
DP by Marcelo Iaccarino.

Produced by TodoCine/Luis Fernandez, Buenos Aires


The Lovers of San Fernando   2001 The Lovers of San Fernando 1h30' super 16mm
 

Feature length documentary, for theatre release in 35mm. A family drama in a small village in northern Nicaragua. The film begins in wartime during the 80’s and ends New Years Eve 2000.

Best Direction, One World Film Festival (Human Rights Festival), Prague 2001

Certificate of merit/Society & Culture at San Fransisco Filmfestival
By Peter Torbiörnsson / Götafilm, Sweden
The Labyrinth of Truth   2001 The Labyrinth of Truth 1h15' Digital Betacam
 

Creative documentary about peace and reconciliation in post war Nicaragua.
Director of Photography, cameraman and editor.

Directed and produced by Nitza Kakoseos, Electramedia-Kakoseos Productions Sweden, funds from Swedish TV among others.

 


    2000 Turning Points of History 58' Betacam SP
   

TV-documentary about ex-prisoners from the famous concentration camp "ESMA" during the Argentine military dictatorship.

By Nadine Pequeneza, History Television, Canada


    1999 Tributo a Borges 45' Betacam SP
   

Documentary about famous Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges, filmed in Buenos Aires, New York, Madrid y Geneva.

Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación./Argentine sub-ministry of culture.


Making of La Nube   1998 Making Of "La Nube" 25' Betacam SP
 

Behind the scenes of the movie "La Nube" by argentine director Fernando "Pino" Solanas.
Director, cameraman and editor.

Cinesur /Les Images du Sud.

 


    1998 Earth Report miniDV
   

TV-program on ecological issues in the Chaco-region in north east Argentina an Paraguay. With Marc Beaufort.

Carlton Television, BBC.


    1998 "El Buen Vecino" (The Good Neighbor) 56' Betacam SP
   

Documentary about an ex nazi (SS) Erich Priebke in Bariloche/Patagonia

Sombrero Productions / IMAGES PLUS FRANCE


    1998 The Ice Fields 28' Betacam SP
   

A two week expedition in the sub antartic area, in the very south of the Patagonia, where a border conflict between Argentina and Chile still exists.

Telefe-noticias, Canal 11/Buenos Aires


    1997 Disappeared: Dagmar Hagelin 26' Betacam SP
   

A father, Swedish citizen, tells the story about his daughter who disappeared during the military dictatorship in Argentina 1977.
Cameraman and editor.

Directed by Peter Torbiörnssom, funds from TV4/Sweden.


    1997 "La participación comunitaria" and "Cómo armar un proyecto comunitario" 12 x 15 min Betacam SP
   

Series of 12 educational videos for the"Programa de Fortalecimiento de la Sociedad Civil.

Secretaría de Desarrollo Social de la Nación / Argentine sub-ministry of Social Development


    1996 Television and I 1h15' Betacam SP
   

Documentary by Andres Di Tella Using television as a symbolic and unifying device, the film deals with the growth of di Tella and his family as it parallels the growth of Argentina as a nation.

Produced by CineOjo-Buenos Aires, funds from Fundación Atorcha, Argentina


    1995 Macedonio Fernandez 58' Betacam SP
   

Documentary about the Argentine writer that so much influenced on Borges.
Directed by Andres Di Tella, conducted and written by Ricardo Piglia.

Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación. / Argentine sub-ministry of culture.


Los Ferro   1994 Los Ferro 58' Betacam SP
 

Documentary about three generations in Ingeniero. Jacobacci Village, where the railway industry has always been the cornerstone of life, and it's sudden disappearance as in many parts of Argentina.

Foundation Antorchas. / Channel 13-Buenos Aires

 


Talking to the enemy   1994 Talking to the Enemy 58' Betacam SP
 



Award winning documentary about a multi millionaire businessman who was kidnapped by Salvadoran guerillas during the war. The film shows how the peace agreement in El Salvador made possible the reconciliation between old enemies.

1995 The Grand Coral Prize — Best Foreign Film-Havana International Film Festival
1995 Gold Award — Chicago International Film Festival
1995 Gold Award — Bahía International Film Festival
1996 Finalist Award — The New York Festivals
by Nitza Kakoseos, ELECTRA MEDIA-Kakoseos Productions with funds from SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE
    1992 Do or Die 58' Betacam SP
   

Documentary by Leif Hedman about post Soviet Cuba.

Swedish and German TV


    1990 Tales about children in Nicaragua 10-15 min Betacam SP
   

Four short -films about daily life in post war Nicaragua

Björnes Magasin /Utbildningsradion


    1989 Tango, Taube & Argentina 58' Betacam SP
   

Music documentary by Leif Hedman with actor and singer Sven-Bertil Taube. Sven-Bertil's father Evert, the famous Swedish poet, used live in Argentina in the early 1900. Director of Photography. Swedish and Norveigan TV


Exile   1989 Exile 1h15' super16mm
 

Two feature lenght documentaries for movie theatre distribution and TV, about a sister who is a guerilla fighter in El Salvador, and her family in exile in Sweden.
Director of Photography, cameraman and editor.

Swedish Filminstitute /Kanal 1 Dokumentär.


1989 Best Documentary of the year-Expressen, main Swedish eveningpaper

 

 

 

 


    1988 The Ceasefire 58' 16mm
   

Documentary by Peter Torbiörnsson about a young couple in a Nicaraguan village in a war zone.
Swedish Filminstitute.


Reyno   1987 Reyno 58' 16mm
 

Documentary by Peter Torbiörnsson about a poor Nicaraguan village boy in a war zone.
Funds from the Swedish Filminstitute

1988 The Crocodile Prize - Children´s film jury award, Moscow Film Festival
1988 Best Film for Children and Youth - Filmögat, Sweden
1988 Best Film for Children -the Swedish Film Institute

 
    1986 Chela-Love, dreams and struggle in Chile 40'16mm
   

Documentary about a 16 year old girl from the slums of Santiago de Chile, in times of military dictatorship.
Director of Photography, cameraman, editor and music.

Produced by Lars Bildt, directed by Lars Palmgren.. Funds from Swedish Filminstitute.


    1985 Don’t Cry for Me Argentina50'16mm
   

Documentary by Leif Hedman about Argentina.
TV2/SWEDEN / German TV / Finnish TV


    1984 G-the film 1h15' super 16mm
   

Feature-movie in 35mm about hashish, love and rock music. The film was panned by critics, but the young audience loved it. It became a cult movie.

Svensk Filmindustri.


    1982 Mission: The Shoemaker’s Gang (Uppdrag Skomakarligan)1h 30'16mm
   

Documentary about a anti-drug police force and the capture of a hi-level heroin smuggling organization.
TV2/SWEDEN

The Golden Antenna: Best Freelance Production for TV


    1981 The Week when Roger was Killed (Veckan då Roger Dödades)35'16mm
   

Documentary/ficción about a real case of street-violence among youngsters in Stockholm.

Swedish Filminstitute.

Best youth-film, Barnens Bio Kontrast


    1980 Bai Bang-the Paper Mill 50' 16mm
   

Corporate documentary about a huge paper mill aid project in North Vietnam.

SIDA Swedish Foreign Aid Organization


    1978 The Land of 14 (Fjortonårslandet) 50' 16mm
   

Documentary about youth culture among teenagers:
Punks, skaters and rock music.

TV2/SWEDEN


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