Åsa Blanck

Åsa Blanck

Director, Screenplay, Sound Designer, Writer, Producer


Åsa Blanck is a Swedish director, producer, and scriptwriter. She is best known for directing the critically acclaimed TV series, “45 Degrees North”, and for her feature film, “The Wife”. Born in 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden, Blanck began her career in the film industry at a young age, working as an assistant director, producer, and scriptwriter on various projects.

Blanck graduated from the Swedish Film Institute's prestigious film school in 2005, and quickly began making a name for herself as a talented director. Her first feature film, “The Wife”, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 and was nominated for Best Picture. She followed this up with a number of successful short films, including “Eden” and “The Last Time I Saw You”, which both won awards at various international film festivals.

In 2011, Blanck directed the first season of “45 Degrees North”, a crime drama that has become one of the most popular and acclaimed series in Sweden. The show won numerous awards, including Best TV Series at the Swedish Film Awards. Blanck continued to direct and produce the show for three more seasons, ending in 2016.

Since then, Blanck has directed the feature films “The Girl in the Woods” and “Family”. She has also produced the Swedish drama series “Save Me”, as well as two feature films, “The Spy Who Dumped Me” and “Thelma”. Blanck is currently working on a new feature film, “The Forest”, and is developing several other projects.

In addition to her work in film and television, Blanck has also been a vocal advocate for gender equality in the film industry. She is a strong believer in the importance of representation of all genders in the media, and has spoken out against the lack of female directors in the industry.

Throughout her career, Blanck has been recognized for her talents and hard work. In 2019, she was awarded the prestigious Guldbagge Award for Best Director, and has since been nominated for several other awards. Blanck’s work continues to be praised by audiences and critics alike, and her influence as a director is undeniable.