7 Years of Lukas Graham

René Sascha Johannsen, Denmark, 2020

78 min.DK/DocumentaryMusic films, Portrait films

From an outsider’s perspective, things are going well for Lukas Graham. Every time lead singer Lukas Forchhammer sets a new goal for himself, he achieves it. He is signed to a major international label, he works with some of the greatest music producers, he is flown around to perform his hit song ‘7 Years’ on the world’s biggest stages. On top of this, Lukas becomes a father for the first time. From an insider’s perspective, it is a lot to juggle all at once. Dreams can easily transform into nightmares from one moment to the next.
Basic information Credits
Original title 7 Years of Lukas Graham
Danish title 7 Years of Lukas Graham
Keywords Denmark, Singers, Forchhammer, Lukas, Family life, Ambitions, Dreams, Orchestras, Lukas Graham, Recordings, Concerts, USA, 2010-2019
Director René Sascha Johannsen
Producer Sara Stockmann
Director of Photography René Sascha Johannsen
Editor Andreas Bøggild Monies, Anders Albjerg Kristiansen, Bobbie Esra G. Pertan
Sound Jacques Pedersen, Rune Thuelund
Composer Jens Bjørnkjær
Appearance Lukas Forchhammer, Marie-Louise "Rillo" Scwartz, Mark Falgren, Magnus Larsson
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Camera Film
International sales Autlook Filmsales
Danish theatrical release 05.11.2020
Online release 25.02.2022, Filmcentralen
Comment René Sascha Johannsen has directed documentary films and series for television and a great number of music videos, including the video for Lukas Graham's '7 Years'. He made his feature doc debut with 'Life in the Emergency Lane' (2011).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Sonntag Pictures ApS
Co-production Autlook Filmsales
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje
Domestic distribution Camera Film


Direction René Sascha Johannsen
Dramaturgical consultant Anders Albjerg Kristiansen
Continuity Anders Albjerg Kristiansen


Script consultant Jens Arentzen
Script consultant Anders Frithiof August


Producer Sara Stockmann
Associate producer Lasse Siegismund
Associate producer Kasper Færk
Post-production supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Post-production assistant Sebastian Anton Munk
Post-production assistant Martin Munck Schmidt
Production manager Clara Tufte
Production manager Julie Leerskov


Cinematographer René Sascha Johannsen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Jens Welding Øllgaard
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Henrik Edelbo
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Adam Michael Jandrup


Editor Andreas Bøggild Monies
Editor Anders Albjerg Kristiansen
Editor Bobbie Esra G. Pertan
Trailer editor Morten Højbjerg


Composer Jens Bjørnkjær
Vocalist Kathrine Mills Rymer


Sound designer Jacques Pedersen
Sound designer Rune Thuelund
Sound mixer Jacques Pedersen
Sound mixer Rune Thuelund
Dialogue editor Rune Thuelund
Foley artist Jacques Pedersen
Foley artist Rasmus Emil Mikkelsen
Re-recording mixer Jacques Pedersen

Visual effects

Colorist Anders V. Christensen
Assistant colorgrader Maria Klarlund
Motion graphics Lars Gregers
Art work Mia Selin


Appearance Lukas Forchhammer
Appearance Marie-Louise "Rillo" Scwartz
Appearance Mark Falgren
Appearance Magnus Larsson
Appearance Morten Ristorp
Appearance Stefan Forrest
Appearance Morten Pilegaard
Appearance Kasper Daugaard
Appearance Rob Knox
Appearance Ross Golan
Appearance Eva Forchhammer
Appearance Lasse Siegismund
Appearance Kasper Færk
Appearance Jacques Loui Bruun
Appearance Anders Nørgaard
Appearance Jacob Hellberg
Appearance Jaime Rosenberg
Appearance Kate Jabrel
Appearance David James Labrel
Appearance Daniel Severin Petersen
Appearance Will Herrington
Appearance Jon Sosin
Appearance Eugene Graham

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