5 December 1966 |
|Other names||Stakka Bo|
|Occupation||Film director, music video director, musician|
Stakka Bo scored a hit single in 1993/1994 with the song "Here We Go". It peaked at #13 in the UK Singles Chart. The song appears in an episode of the animated television series Beavis and Butt-Head. In the episode, Beavis states he thinks "Ace of Base sucks." "Here We Go" is also featured in the feature films Prêt-à-porter, Never Been Kissed, Alien Autopsy and in the video game UEFA Euro 2004.
He has directed music videos for a number of artists including Madonna's "Hung Up" and "Nothing Really Matters", Kylie Minogue's "Love at First Sight", All Saints' "Black Coffee", Robyn's "Handle Me", Robbie Williams's "Tripping" and "She's Madonna", The Libertines' "What Became of the Likely Lads", Suede's "She's in Fashion", New Order's "Crystal" and "Krafty", Beyoncé's "Me, Myself and I", Chris Cornell's "Can't Change Me", The Knife's "Pass This On", Fever Ray's "Seven" and Bat for Lashes' "Daniel". In 2012 he directed the music video "Blue Velvet" for Lana Del Rey which was also used for the commercial campaign by H&M, as well as the music video for "Wild" by Beach House.
Renck directed three episodes of AMC television drama Breaking Bad and one episode of The Walking Dead. Renck's first feature film, Downloading Nancy, 2008 premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 21 January 2008 in Park City, Utah. In addition, Renck directed a fashion art film called Decadent Control for Imagine Fashion, which premiered in March 2011. It featured fashion from Agent Provocateur and H&M and starred Roberto Cavalli, Eva Herzigová, Kirsty Hume and Brad Kroenig.
- 1993 – Supermarket
- 1995 – The Great Blondino
- 2001 – Jr.
- Johan Renck. Johan Renck. Retrieved on 2012-04-26.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 523. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Videography at mvdbase.com
- CNN interview with Johan Renck
- "Another Director Named – Johan Renck Will Tackle The Walking Dead". DreadCentral.
- 2008 Sundance article on Downloading Nancy
- Johan Renck Official Site
- R.A.F. aka Renck Åkerlund Films
- Johan Renck at the Internet Movie Database
- Johan Renck at the Swedish Film Database