Born 1972, Denmark. Staho has worked with a number of renowned Swedish actors, including Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin, Pernilla August and Maria Bonnevie. Received the Ingmar Bergman Travel Grant in 2008. His feature film debut was with "Wildside" (1998), starring Mads Mikkelsen. With a cast of Swedish actors and Mikael Persbrandt in the leading role, he directed both "Day and Night" (2004), winner of the Silver Hugo Award in Chicago, and "Bang Bang Orangutang" (2005), selected for San Sebastian. In "Daisy Diamond" (2007), also selected for San Sebastian, Staho returns to a mostly Danish cast. Succeeding these films are the Swedish-Danish co-productions "Heaven’s Heart" (2008), selected for last year’s Berlinale Special Section, and "Warriors of Love" (2009).
Founded 2005 by producer Jonas Frederiksen and director Simon Staho. Three films, all written and directed by Staho, have been signed by the company: "Daisy Diamond" (2007), "Heaven’s Heart" (2008) and "Warriors of Love" (2009).