Stay Behind - My Grandfather´s Secret War

 

Was the director's grandfather part of a secret CIA network during the Cold War? A family tale of loyalty, double lives and reconciliation.

Work in progress

The MEDIUM

Since 2011 I've been shooting on the creative feature documentary "The MEDIUM". An extraordinary love story evolving around the Brazilian trance medium painter Florencio Anton – one of the best physical mediums today - and the effect of his work. The story takes us from a life in the Brazilian slum through the worlds of deceased painters to living rooms of Western society. All with Florencio’s painting brush as the enchanting link. Read more under "The MEDIUM".

The Kid and the Clown

An international multi-awardwinning documentary of 53 min. shown on more than 10 TV-stations all over the world.
 
An extraordinary relationship develops between the cancer ill boy Tobias and the hospital clown Angus during Tobias' 20 months of treatment. This bond of closeness, humor and play turns out to be extremely valuable and important for both the kid and the clown in their fight against cancer. 
 
Produced with support from The Danish Filminstitute and TV2.
 
If you are living in Denmark you can watch the film on Filmstriben.dk

The Silent Chamber

 
Can we prepare ourselves for the death of our dear ones?
 
The Silent Chamber is a 30 min. visual documentary poem about death. It is set in the Northern culture of Denmark and landscape of Norway. The film is framed by the inevitable death of the director’s grandparents; someone is always left behind alive trying to come to terms with death – but is this ever possible? 
 
The form is inspired by the musical form of variations. 
Music, sound and images are closely interwoven as we move through the silent chamber. 

The Porcelain Dog

The heart warm story of two apparently diametrically opposite worlds which cross when an elderly wealthy Danish couple, Dan and Rosa, donates a house to an elderly Burundian couple, Mavumbo and Marceline. 
 
To experience or to survive becomes a question in this visual clash of cultures. The housing-project takes along a story about peculiarities of matrimonial love and imaginations about "the other".
 
Supported by the Danish Film Workshop

Klara - Thoughts from the Taiga

Short documentary portrait of the native Siberian woman, Klara and  her life in the woods of Siberia.
 
Supported by the Danish Film Workshop and Danish National TV DR2. Shown at Danish national TV DR2, the DocNZ festival, Festival du Cinema de Bruxelles, and the Russian Anthropological Film Festival RFAF.
 
Supported by Esbjergfonden and Nestlé.