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I'm a Swedish journalist and award-winning documentary film producer/director based in London and Sweden. Passionate about human interest stories and intimate portraits, and I am always curious to explore themes that tend to go under our radar. I've covered everything from gender rights, mental health and environmental stories, to art and entertainment.

In recent years, I have focused more on long-form storytelling. My past projects have been commissioned by BBC, Netflix, Al Jazeera, Nat Geo, Channel 4 and SVT (Swedish Public Television).

 

Recent producer highlights 

Black Box Diaries (2024)

Directed by Shiori Ito

World Premiere Sundance Film Festival

Reviews: 

Courageously candid. The film is remarkable... A standout of the World Cinema Documentary competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival… With its urgent personal perspective and taut legal-drama shaping, 'Black Box Diaries' will prove wholly riveting to viewers unacquainted with her name and story… Not just a compelling and sympathetic human subject but a genuinely artful and intuitive filmmaker."

– Guy Lodge, Variety

Included in“The 10 Best Movies We Saw at Sundance”

 “[A] bold documentary… A tough, harrowing work of self-portraiture in which it’s Ito’s own journalistic tenacity, as much as her personal determination and outrage, that leads her to go public with her story, despite enormous pressure to do the opposite. That she didn’t back down was a heroic act, one that will inspire many more.”

– Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“An extraordinary new documentary. Black Box Diaries is both a riveting account of heroism and journalism… A monument to her determination and sacrifice, as well as one of the best documentaries you’ll see all year."

– Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone

  Hot Docs PITCH 2022 

Awarded IDA 2022 Enterprise Documentary Fund Production Grant

Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive (2022) 

Directed by Ian Derry

Nominated for BAFTA 2023

Nominated for two EMMYS Outstanding Short Documentary 2023 

 Outstanding camera work 2023

Being a Human Person (2020) 

Directed by Fred Scott

Longlisted for BAFTA 2021

Nominated at BIFA 2021 for Best Documentary 

Japan's Secret Shame (2018)

Directed by Erica Jenkin 

Nominated Best International Current Affairs at the RTS Awards.

Fay Presto: Queen of Close-up (short) (2017)

Directed by Hanna Aqvilin

Winner of Fastnet filmfestival 

Nominated at Underwire Film Festival (BAFTA-recognized)

Nominated 'Best British Short' at Iris Prize Festival (BAFTA-recognised)

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BUENOS AIRES  Covering a rally of 500 000 people, demonstrating for justice after the mysterious death of the prosecutor Alberto Nisman. 

Back in 2015, while I was covering a political rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS AS A DIRECTOR 

 

Underwire Film Festival, Q&A (BAFTA-recognized), BFI Southbank, London - 2017 

 

Fastnet Film Festival, Adelphi Cinema, Ireland - 2017

WINNER: Best Documentary

 

Iris Prize Festival (BAFTA-Recognised), Cineworld, Cardiff - 2017

Shortlisted: Best British Short  

 

The Learning on Screen Awards 2017, BFI Southbank, London

Award: Special commendation

 

Women over 50 film festival, Picture House, Brighton - 2017

Award: Special Commendation for Best Documentary 2017 

 

NYC Downtown Short Film Festival, 2018, New York 

WINNER: Best Documentary 

QUALIFICATIONS

Fellowship for One World Media 2019 

Storyteller for @UNleashlab  2019 - The leading innovation lab for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Master of Arts (M.A.) Documentary Film, with Distinction A+

University of the Arts London, UK

 

Bachelor of Journalism

Linnaeus University, Sweden

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