Jonas Elmer (director)
Jonas Elmer (born 14 March 1966 in Denmark) is a Danish film director, screenwriter and previously an actor. In 1988 he was a production assistant at the set of Family Business, starring Sean Connery.
Elmer graduated in direction at the National Film School of Denmark in 1995. His debut as a director came with the Danish film Let's Get Lost which won him a Robert and Bodil Award for Best Danish Film. Since then, he has directed the Danish feature films Monas verden and Nynne. He has also directed 21 episodes of the Danish sit-com Langt fra Las Vegas. He directed his first American feature film in 2008, New in Town, starring Renée Zellweger and Harry Connick, Jr, which was released in January 2009. In 2013 he directed the film In Real Life, a production about our desire to get our unmet needs satisfied, and shows thus also our passions, desperation and delusion.
|1981||Historien om Kim Skov||Yes||Role: School Pupil|
|1983||Rocking Silver||Yes||Role: Young Buller|
|1985||Den kroniske Uskyld (en. Chronic Innocence)||Yes||Role: Esben|
|1997||Let's Get Lost||Yes||Yes|
|1998||Det sublime (en. The Sublime)||Yes||Short film|
|2001||Monas verden (en. Mona's World)||Yes||Yes|
|2002–2003||Langt fra Las Vegas||Yes||Yes||TV, directed 21 episodes, has a small acting role in one episode|
|2009||New in Town||Yes||First American film|
|2013||In Real Life||Yes|
Awards and nominations
- 1995 Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen München - Script Preis der Drehbuchwerkstatt München: Debut
- 1998 FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention: Let's Get Lost - "For its light-hearted and gentle perspective on human nature, its frailties and hopes."
- 1998 Robert Award, winner: Danish feature film of the year - Let's Get Lost
- 1998 Bodil Award, winner: Best Danish Film - Let's Get Lost 
- 1999 NatFilm Festival - Night Dreamer Award winner
- 2001 International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg - Special Prize in Memoriam R.W. Fassbinder, winner: Monas verden
- 2002 Robert award, nomination: Danish feature film of the year - Monas verden 
- 2004 Dansk HipHop Pris, winner: Music video director of the year - "Sulten" by Jokeren
- "Jonas Elmer". bebopfilm. June 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
- Eurochannel. "In Real Life - Jonas Elmer - Denmark - Eurochannel". Eurochannel: The European TV channel - European movies, TV series and music. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
- Bodilprisen: 1998, filmkritik.dk
- Danmarks Film Akademi