Feature film credits include: Nynne, based on Nynne's Diary (original title: Nynnes Dagbog) by Henriette Lind and Lotte Thorsen, Monas Verden, for which he received the Reiner Werner Fassbinder Award at the Mannheim International Film Festival and developed the film's interactive website, Let's Get Lost, which he also wrote and that won three Roberts Awards – Robertpriser (for Best Film, Best Female Lead, Best Score), the Nats & Dags Københavnerpris for Best Film, the International Press Award at the Mannheim International Film Festival and Special Mention by the Jury, as well as two Bodhil Awards – Bodilpriser (for Best Film, Best Female Lead). He also directed the short film Det Sublime, which won the 1999 Short Film Festival in Firenze.
During time spent in New York, he worked as a production assistant to director Stephen Frears on a Diet Coke commercial and to Sidney Lumet on Family Business, starring Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick. He also served as a lighting technician on Thread the Needle, Bail Jumper and Murder of Love. During his stay, he studied Film Science at New York University and directed the short The Craft of Living and Repairing Doors.
A directing graduate of the National Film School of Denmark – Den Dansk Filmskole, his final school project which he both wrote and directed, Debut, won the Best Manuscript at Munich's Film School Festival. Other film projects have included the short Manden, which he wrote and directed and Mit Junge Menchen.
As a fan of improvisation, he studied in London at the University City Lit with Pierre Hollins and at the Comedy Store as well as in Calgary, Canada with Keith Johnson's Improvisation Theatre. He later established and performed with the Danish improv group Impro-ensemblet and taught at Youth Theater Gawnenda.
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