Andreas Koefoed is a Danish film director and screenwriter known for his creative approach to storytelling and visual artistry. He is best known for his two feature films, A Hijacking (2012) and The Charmer (2017).
Koefoed was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1985. He studied at the National Film School of Denmark, graduating in 2010 with his first short film, Pusher. Following his graduation, he wrote and directed several other short films, including The End (2011), which won the Grand Prix at the Odense International Film Festival.
In 2012, Koefoed made his feature film debut with A Hijacking, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Starring Pilou Asbæk and Søren Malling, the film tells the story of a cargo ship that is hijacked by Somali pirates and the psychological tension between the captain and the company negotiator. The film was a critical success and was nominated for the Palme d’Or, and won several awards, including the Nordic Council Film Prize.
In 2017, Koefoed released his second feature film, The Charmer. The film follows a young Iranian man, Esmail (Ardalan Esmaili), who is desperate to find a woman he can marry so he can stay in Denmark. The film was nominated for five Robert Awards, including Best Film, and won the Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
In addition to his feature films, Koefoed has written and directed several television series, including the psychological thriller Ride Upon the Storm (2016) and the drama series The Investigation (2020).
Koefoed is an acclaimed filmmaker and is well-regarded for his complex and honest storytelling. He is highly respected in the film industry for his creative approach to filmmaking and his ability to bring complex emotions to life on screen. Koefoed has won several awards for his films and is a recipient of the BAFTA Award for Best International Film.