And – hello!
On Thursday November 8th “Parix” won the UK-MVA for “best indie budget” video.
I literally ran on stage to accept the award. Go ahead see for yourself.
In my acceptance speech I thanked Catherine Bjørn and Thor Brammer Jacobsen for being amazing producers on this incredible 24 hour shot. I also thanked Elliot Crosset Hove and Louise Abildlund Brorsen for being amazing actors, who made the film. Last but not least I thanked the band because they gave me the opportunity to create this piece… A piece which has lead to great things.
Here we are, Catherine and me celebrating after the win.
And here is Elliot with the award in Copenhagen.
This somehow feels like the final chapter in the “Parix” saga, but let’s see.
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And – hello!
I’m overwhelmed to say that Black Dog Films and their head of music video Svana Gisla has taken a liking to what I create.
So because she has faith in me (I guess) and because it turned out that we really like each other we decided to team forces and I’m now a black puppy.
So I’m now represented by Black Dog Films worldwide – which is pretty overwhelming for a fellow in film school.
Black Dog is the music video branch of RSA Films (Ridley Scott Associates).
Black Dog represents out of this world talented directors. Some of who’s work has been childhood obsessions of mine.
I’m really excited for the future, and I’m extremely honored to be taken under the wings of such a great company.
I was recently in London to attend the MVA’s and I snapped a picture with my Danish producer Thor and my now British producer Svana.
These two amazing people already helped me tremendously, when they produce “The Fall” together a month ago.
Here (by the way) is “The Fall” playing as I entered the RSA lobby in London . Couldn’t help but brag to the two receptionists :-)
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On Tuesday the new video for Rhye – The Fall came out on Pitchfork and Vevo (check out the video on Vevo, click the link).
It already has 202.000 views in about 2 days. So fhew, that’s incredible.
The video was shot in my homecity of Copenhagen, Denmark. Represent!
Thanks to everyone who helped to make this possible back home.
And a special thanks to Rhye, who believed in me for the job.
Here’s a small look behind the scenes. All images by Simon B. Mørch http://simonbmorch.com/
Parix just got shortlisted for “best indie/rock video – budget” at the “ukvma“!
The line up is incredibly strong. So it is an honor and victory within itself to be picked.
Here’s the shortlist:
bombay bicycle club – lights out words gone
graham coxon – what it’ll take
here we go magic – how do i know
piers faccini – tribe
we cut corners – pirates life
when saints go machine – parix
Cross your fingers on November 8th in London.
Some more great festival news this week. I just learned that my When Saints Go Machine video Parix will screen in the Best Nordic Videoes category at the Bergen International Film Festival.
It will screen along side great work such as Filip Nilsson’s Miike Snow video for The Wave. Check it out if you haven’t seen it.
The selection of films really makes me quiet proud of Scandinavien narrative music videos.
I think we got something good going on.
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It’s never too late to celebrate. A few moth ago my film FRND – Before It’s Too Late won a YDA award for Best European Test Commercial.
Being at Cannes Lions and at the YDA ceremony was a overwhelming experience. I was there with the great people at Bubbles, who I owe so much.
A big thanks to them for believing in the project and me.
Here is the film, if you haven’t seen it already.
FRND – Before It\’s Too Late
ROBIN FÄRDIG, official selection at GENEVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
My youth webisode “Robin Färdig” will be competing as Best TV&WEB series at the Geneva International Film Festival (http://www.tous-ecrans.com/) in November 2012. This is pretty exciting, as it is the projects first festival participation.
The first couple of episodes are online here.
Episode 1: https://vimeo.com/28443144
Episode 2: https://vimeo.com/43707863
Something great happened the other day. My first work with Bubbles film got shortlisted at the Young Directors Award at Cannes Lions.
The film is a small awareness film we made for a great homepage in Germany that supports youth with depression and thoughts of suicide.
Check it out right here: http://danielkraghjacobsen.com/commercial/frnd/
THANKS SO MUCH to everyone – crew and cast – who helped with this film. Without any of them, this wouldn’t have happened.
The shortlisting is an amazing opportunity, and can’t wait to experienced the ceremony the 21st of June.
Hope everyone is well!
My video for When Saints Go Machine “Parix” has been selected for the music video competition at this years South By Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas.
It a pretty great feeling being chosen side by side with people I love – like my danish buddy Jeppe Kolstrup with the epic 030 video, OK GO (who did this amazing interactive messenger video – please check it out!!) and Benjamin Kutsko (from “The Masses”) who did the very special Alexander video.
Looking forward to the responses from the festival.
Take care everybody!
Soo the wonderful people at Bubbles, Berlin (http://www.bubblesfilm.de/) like my stuff and they have signed me to their roster of talented people such as my friend Casper Balslev (http://www.casperbalslev.com/).
It’s such a wonderful pat on the back, and I’m really excited to see what this collaboration will bring..
I finished my second film at American Film Institute last week. It is called “All Apologies” (yeah like the Nirvana song, I know..). Here are some frames from the film.
It will come online soon enough.