Jesper Wachtmeister

Jesper Wachtmeister



Jesper Wachtmeister is a Swedish director and filmmaker. Born in Stockholm in 1969, he has been active in the film industry since the mid-1990s. He is known for his visually striking images, his sense of atmosphere and mood, and his use of music and sound.

Wachtmeister studied film at Stockholm University of the Arts and graduated in 1995. He then went on to work as a director and editor, working with a variety of Swedish and international production companies. His work has taken him around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and South Africa.

Wachtmeister’s first feature film, "Falkenberg Farewell" (2006), was nominated for the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and won the Ingmar Bergman Award at the Gothenburg Film Festival. It was also nominated for two Guldbagge Awards, Sweden’s top film awards. He went on to direct the successful Swedish television series "The Bridge" (2009-2011) and "Real Humans" (2012-2014).

In 2015, Wachtmeister released his second feature film, "The Here After". The film was praised for its strong performances and its intense, evocative portrayal of a family dealing with grief and guilt. It won several awards, including the Best Film prize at the Gothenburg Film Festival and the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Wachtmeister is currently in post-production on his third feature, "The Unthinkable", which is scheduled for release in 2020. The film is a suspenseful thriller set in Sweden and follows a father and his daughter as they attempt to survive a terrorist attack.

Jesper Wachtmeister is one of the most respected and acclaimed directors in Sweden. His films have been praised for their strong visuals, engaging storytelling and emotional depth. He is an artist who is always pushing the boundaries and exploring new ways of telling stories.

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