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Jonas Elmer

PROFESSIONAL WORK AND AWARDS

2007 - 2008. Director of the romantic comedy feature film "New in Town" featuring Renée Zellweger and Harry Connick jr. playing the leading parts

2006 – 2008
Commercials for TDC, TV2 Sport, Gøl, Findus, Schulstad, Elsparefonden, Stryhns, Falck etc.

2005
Director of the full-length feature film ‘Nynne’ based on ‘Nynne´s Dagbog’ (“Nynne’s Diary’) by Henriette Lind and Lotte Thorsen.

2004
Commercials and music videos, among them ‘Sulten’ for Jokeren, which won the 2005 hip hop award for best music video.

2002-2003
Director of 23 episodes at 25 minutes each of the television series ‘Langt fra Las Vegas’ (‘Far away from Las Vegas’) for TV2 which won him the ‘Zulu Award’ (TV2/Zulu’s award) for direction and the television industry award for best comedy. Director of music video for the band ‘Den Gale Pose’

2001
Director of full-length feature film ‘Monas verden’ (‘Mona’s World’, 2000) which won the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award at the Mannheim International Film Festival.
Improvisation studies at the ImprovOlympic theater in Chicago.
Directed a 20-minute film for the National Board of Health, and signed with Nordisk Film Commercial as commercials director.

2000
Creator of interactive homepage for ‘Mona’s World’ visited on the opening day by more than 30,000 users.

1999
Director of the short (12 minutes) feature film ‘Det Sublime’ (‘The Sublime’, 1998) which won an award at the short film festival in Florence.

1998
Writer and director of full-length feature film ‘Let´s Get Lost’ (1996) which won two Bodil awards - best film and best female lead.
‘Let's Get Lost’ won the international press award at the Mannheim Film Festival, and special mention by the jury, and the Copenhagen prize for best film.
Study tour to London; contact to Figment Film and improvisation directors.

1997
‘Let´s Get Lost’ won three Robert Awards (best film, best female lead and best score).
Inspirational trip to New York – student at Actor's Studio; research tour for road movie ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’.

1995
Wrote and directed his final project ‘Debut’ which won the award for best manuscript at the Munich Film School Festival.
Work in Denmark with juvenile TV series ‘Mørkets Engle’ (‘Angels of Darkness’), commercials and music videos.
Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark (directing).
Work with improvisation group.


1991-95
Studies at the National Film School of Denmark

1991
Studies at Keith Johnstone’s improvisation theatre in Calgary, Canada.
Wrote and directed the short film ‘Manden’ (‘The Man’) (4 min)
Teacher and director, Gawenda youth theatre.

1990
Film studies at New York University. Director of film: ‘The craft of living and repairing doors’ (8 min)
Free-lance technician; creating and performing with improvisation groups.

1985-90
Work and studies in New York; production assistant for diet Coke commercial directed by Stephen Frears.
Production assistant for feature film ‘Family Business’, directed by Sidney Lumet, featuring Sean Connery, Matthew Broderick and Dustin Hoffman

Lights technician, ‘Thread the Needle’, ‘Bail Jumper’ and ‘Murder of Love’.
Wrote and directed ‘Mit Jungen Menchen’

Studies in London at University City Lit. with Pierre Hollins; improvisation courses at Comedy Store.