Kaspar Astrup Schröder is an acclaimed Danish director and documentarian best known for his works on architecture and sustainability. He was born in Denmark in 1978 and has been making documentaries since 2005. His work has been featured in festivals around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlinale, and the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.
Kaspar’s first feature-length documentary, “My Playground” (2009), explored the development of parkour in Copenhagen and the influence it had on youth culture. The film was well-received and won several awards. His follow-up, “Big Boys Gone Bananas!*” (2012), exposed the tactics used by the Dole Food Company to suppress an award-winning documentary about their labor practices. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Kaspar’s other notable works include “Kontant” (2014), a documentary about the Danish cashless society; “The Human Shelter” (2016), a documentary about housing and urban planning; and “The Human Scale” (2018), a feature-length documentary about how cities can be designed to promote human wellbeing.
In addition to his film work, Kaspar is also an advocate for a more sustainable world, speaking at events such as the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference and TEDx Copenhagen. He is also an ambassador for the Danish Architecture Centre.
Kaspar’s work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and a nomination for Best Feature Documentary at the 2018 British Academy Film Awards.
Kaspar’s films have been praised for their originality, intelligence, and captivating visuals. His work continues to inspire audiences around the world and motivate them to think differently about architecture, sustainability, and the way we live our lives.