Kasper Collin

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Kasper Collin
Born (1972-11-16) 16 November 1972 (age 48)
Göteborg, Sweden
OccupationFilm director, Film producer, Film editor, Scriptwriter, Cinematographer
Years active1998–present

Kasper Collin (born November 16, 1972) is a Swedish film director, documentary filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

His first feature documentary was My Name Is Albert Ayler[1] which was well received when it opened theatrically in UK and US in 2007 and 2008. Metacritic gives the film 83 out of 100 and has awarded it the 19th best film from 2007.[2] Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 94%.[3]

His second feature documentary I Called Him Morgan premiered September 1, 2016 at the 73rd Venice Film Festival.[4] After Venice it went on to play Telluride Film Festival,[5] Toronto International Film Festival,[6][7][8][9][10] New York Film Festival[11][12] and BFI London Film Festival. I Called Him Morgan had its US theatrical premiere on March 24, 2017 and its Swedish theatrical premiere on March 31. On July 24, 2017 the film premiered on Netflix worldwide (to whom it was sold during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival), except in the UK and Sweden. The UK premiere was on August 8, 2017. There are 20 reviews registered at Metacritic. Eight of them are registered as 100 out of 100, and the film has reached a score of 90 out of 100. On July 1, 2017, Metacritic announced the film as the best reviewed movie of the first half of 2017.[13] By the end of the year it ended up as the 7th best reviewed movie and the third best reviewed documentary of 2017 based on its score.[14] On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 96% "Certified Fresh" score based on 52 reviews. The site's consensus states: "I Called Him Morgan doubles as a seductive tribute to its subject's jazz passion as well as an absorbing look at a fatally doomed relationship".[15] I Called Him Morgan was included in "The Best Movies of 2017" in New York Times,[16] New Yorker,[17] Time,[18] Esquire,[19] Village Voice,[20] and more.

Indiewire listed Kasper Collin as one of nine breakthrough names to look out for at Toronto International Film Festival 2016.[21]

Between 2009 and 2014 Kasper Collin was one of two chairmen of the Swedish independent filmmakers' organization (Oberoende Filmares Förbund).



  1. ^ "My Name Is Albert Ayler - the jazz documentary". www.mynameisalbertayler.com. Archived from the original on 2018-08-15. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  2. ^ "Best Movies for 2007". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  3. ^ My Name Is Albert Ayler, retrieved 2017-03-11
  4. ^ Lodge, Guy (2016-09-04). "Film Review: 'I Called Him Morgan'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  5. ^ Morgenstern, Joe (2016-09-08). "Telluride: Good Movies, Welcome Back". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  6. ^ Hoffman, Jordan (2016-09-12). "I Called Him Morgan review – jazz star's story comes in from the cold". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  7. ^ "The 15 Best Films Of The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival". The Playlist. 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  8. ^ "Jazz Doc 'I Called Him Morgan' Is A Lively, Moving Portrait Of Music, Love, & Murder [TIFF Review]". The Playlist. 2016-09-18. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  9. ^ Brown, Dwight (2016-09-22). "Black Films and Artists Triumph at 2016 Toronto International Film Festival". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  10. ^ "'Moonlight' Is One of the Best Films at TIFF 2016". Time. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  11. ^ "New York Film Festival's Breakout Films". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  12. ^ "Four Standouts From the New York Film Festival". The Nation. ISSN 0027-8378. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  13. ^ "The 25 Best Movies of 2017 So Far". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  14. ^ {{Cite web |title=I Called Him Morgan |url=http://www.metacritic.com/movie/i-called-him-morgan/critic-reviews |website=[[Metacritic] |publisher=CBS Interactive |access-date=2017-05-30 }}
  15. ^ "I Called Him Morgan". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  16. ^ Dargis, Manohla; Scott, A. O. (6 December 2017). "Best Movies of 2017 (Published 2017)". The New York Times.
  17. ^ Brody, Richard (2017). "The Best Movies of 2017". The New Yorker.
  18. ^ STEPHANIE ZACHAREK (December 7, 2017). "The Top 10 Movies of 2017". Time (magazine).
  19. ^ Schager, Nick (18 December 2017). "The Best Movies of 2017". Esquire.
  20. ^ ALAN SCHERSTUHL (December 27, 2017). "The Twelve Best Films of 2017". The Village Voice.
  21. ^ Kate Erbland, Steve Greene, Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Graham Winfrey. "TIFF 2016: 9 Breakthrough Names". Indiewire.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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