Johan Brisinger

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Johan Brisinger (born 4 October 1965, Stockholm) is a film writer and director. As a child, Brisinger spent a great time in England, picking up a fascination with moving pictures. He discovered still photography and 8 millimeter film, and began making elaborate home movies while still in grade school.

After graduating with a Bachelor's degree from USC in 1989, Brisinger worked as an assistant editor at Warner Brothers. Wanting to make a leap to directing, he took his student reel and an independently produced short film back home to Stockholm where he began directing commercials and music videos. Brisinger and his films have won awards from both the Scandinavian and global markets.

The short film Passing Hearts which Brisinger wrote and directed in 2004, was honored with several awards at film festivals over the world, including the audience award at the Berlinale,[1] best cinematography & audience award in Aspen, and the special jury and audience award in New York. At the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, it came in second in the adult live action category.[2]

In 2005 Brisinger formed the film production company Drama Svecia with partner/producer Mikael Flodell, owner/CEO of Stockholm commercial production company Flodellfilm to which he has been signed as a commercial director since 2000.

In 2006 Brisinger made his debut as a feature film writer and director with the drama Suddenly (Underbara älskade), starring Michael Nyqvist and Anastasious Soulis. The film premiered in Sweden in December 2006, and received favourable reviews from major Swedish film critics. It also won the Peoples Choice Award at 43rd Guldbagge Award in 2007.[3]

His second feature, Among Us (Änglavakt), starring Nyqvist, Izabella Scorupco and Tchéky Karyo was released in Sweden in March 2010.

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  1. ^ "Berlinale 2004 Awards" (PDF). Retrieved January 24, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "2004 CICFF Awards" (PDF). Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 12, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "Suddenly". Swedish Film Institute. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2010.

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