Åke Sandgren

(1955 – )

Director. Born 13 May 1955, Umeå, Sweden. Åke Sandgren graduated as a director from the National Film School of Denmark in 1982. Since his debut feature film, "Miracle in Valby" (1989), Sandgren has served as director, writer and producer.

Sandgren wrote and directed the Dogme film "Truly Human" (2001) and the political thriller "Flies on the Wall" (2005), and he wrote the script and produced Birger Larsen's children's film "Super Brother" (2009). Among Sandgren's initiatives as a producer is the low-budget concept "Director's Cut" in collaboration with screenwriter Lars Kjeldgaard. The concept brought about, among other films, Christoffer Boe's Caméra d'Or winner "Reconstruction" (2003), Morten Arnfred's "Move Me!" (2003) and Jacob Thuesen "Accused" (2005).

Before film school Sandgren graduated in film studies at Stockholm University. Over the years he has written and directed a number of films in Sweden.

In 2014 appointed film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute.

Filmography Music
Title Year Function Category
The Shooter 2013 Screenplay, Producer DK/Feature
Super brother 2009 Screenplay, Producer DK/Feature
Headhunter 2009 Producer, Writer DK/Feature
Den man älsker 2008 Direction Feature
Awakening 2008 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
Flies on the wall 2005 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Accused 2005 Associate producer DK/Feature
Den store dag 2005 Associate producer DK/Feature
The Babylon disease 2004 Producer Feature
Move Me! 2003 Producer DK/Feature
Reconstruction 2003 Producer DK/Feature
Truly Human 2001 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Dykkerne 2000 Direction DK/Feature
The Slingshot 1993 Direction, Script Feature
Miracle in Valby 1989 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Drengen i træet 1988 Direction, Script Short fiction
Emma's shadow 1988 Screenplay assistance DK/Feature
Peter von Scholten 1987 Assistant director DK/Feature
Johannes' hemmelighed 1985 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
The element of crime 1984 Assistant director, Director: 2. unit DK/Feature
Rainfox 1984 Assistant director DK/Feature
The bicycle symphony 1983 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Isfugle 1983 Assistant director DK/Feature
Haiti Express 1983 Assistant director DK/Feature
Manden der drømte at han vågnede 1982 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Rubber Tarzan 1981 Assistant director DK/Feature
Music Year Film Function
P's melodi 2001 Et rigtigt menneske Composer
Invisible man [Score] 2001 Et rigtigt menneske Composer