Film production

Since 1997, we have produced more than 20 documentary films. They are inspiring, mind-opening stories about people from around the world: Europe, Latin America, USA, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The films have been independent projects, co-productions or commissions for various organizations. The majority of them have been broadcast on television, in Scandinavia and many other countries. We also produce corporate films.

Some of the partners and clients we have worked with are: SVT (Swedish Public Service Television company), UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting company), CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company), SBS (Special Broadcasting Company, Australia), ABF (Workers' Educational Association of Sweden), Diakonia, The study association Bilda, Criterion Collection, Siemens AB, Mörnvik Film, Mats Hjelm, artist, director, Tom Powers, Open Door. See some examples of film productions below, soon more to come.

In Search of the Soul of the Middle East

A documentary television series about the Middle East, showing the region in a more multifaceted way, beyond the usual cliches. Currently in production. Trailer 3 min.

The Middle East is a region of considerable variation, wealth, resourceful people, but also a region with huge problems. We follow the authors and Middle East specialists Stefan Foconi and Tomas Andersson during the research for their fifth book about the region. This journey takes us to Israel, Palestine and Jordan, where they meet interesting people and environments. This is the first part of the series which consists of four half-hour programs. Part two takes us to Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey and Northern Iraq.

Director and cinematographer Terese Mörnvik, Producer Claes Herrlander. Supported by ABF (Workers' Educational Association of Sweden), the study association Bilda, and Olof Palme International Centre.

The search is ongoing for additional funding from relevant co-producers, organizations, funds, etcetera.

Black Nation

Black Nation is a feature film that takes a hard, uncompromising look at the state of Black men in America today through the prism of the streets of Detroit and the City’s controversial Shrine of the Black Madonna. The Church’s focus on delivering pragmatic programs centered around economic self sufficiency, is a model for Black America today, as it searches for solutions to seemingly impossible problems. Set within the framework of a Father’s Day service the film tracks the despair of its congregation, while at the same time, showing the way forward with great hope and dignity. They are leading by example.

Director Mats Hjelm, Cinematography Mats Hjelm Annika Busch, Editing Helena Fredriksson, Producer Claes Herrlander, Executive Producer Tom Powers, Open Door, In co-production with SVT, Executive Producer Axel Arnö, Supported by The Swedish Film Institute, Film Commissioner Tove Torbiörnsson. 90 minutes, 2008