Hagen Hasselbalch

(1915 – 1997)

Director. Born 1st October 1915 in Copenhagen, died 28th June 1997. Graduated from Sorø Academy in 1933. Visiting student at he Wissenschaftliches Photografisches Institut, Technische Hochschule, Dresden 1933-34. Studied at the Graphische Versuchs- und Lehranstalt, Wien, in 1934. Studies at the Tonfilmseminar am Bauernmarkt, Wien, 1934-35. Graduated from Denmark's Technical Highschool as a civil engineer in 1940. Worked at Nordisk Films Kompagni 1941-45. After that connected to Minerva Film as a stockholder, chairman of the board and as a writer and director until 1948.

In 1948 he left Denmark and worked as a field surveyer for Unesco in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. From 1948-49 Hasselbalch was in charge of a film production for the International Turberculosis Campaign. He was also a leader of the film departement at CREFAL, an information institute operated by Unesco in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, 1950-52.

Hasselbalch was after that engaged as a free-lance writer, director, cameraman and producer, working mostly with documentaries and cultural films. He resided in Spain from 1968 to his death.

Title Year Function Category
Historien bag kameraet 2006 Appearance TV documentary
Yoga 1975 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing DK/Documentary
K 800 - Suite for kamera og mikrofon 1968 Direction, Script Archival film
Conquered Land 1966 Direction, Script, Production, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Tricky Traffic 1963 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing, Speaker comments DK/Documentary
Meet the Danes 1963 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Panik i paradis 1960 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing, Producer DK/Feature
Skattejagt i Østgrønland 1959 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
En bonde og hans gård 1958 Direction DK/Documentary
Blødt metal - hård valuta 1957 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
D for design 1956 Direction, Script, Production, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Evighedsklokkerne 1956 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Filmforum S 09 1955 Appearance Audio recordings
Kardinalernes middag 1954 Direction TV film
Der er nemlig forskel 1954 Direction TV film
Før Cannæe 1954 Direction TV film
The secret of Treasure Island 1953 Script DK/Short fiction
Blyklippens gåde 1952 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Greenland during summertime 1950 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Pearyland 1947 1948 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Meeting of the Ways 1948 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Enemy Tuberculosis 1948 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Give them a chance 1948 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Look! 1948 Script DK/Documentary
Denmark Grows Up 1947 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Radiohuset 1947 Direction DK/Documentary
Shaped by Danish Hands 1947 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Sommerrapsodi 1947 Direction DK/Documentary
Kammerat - Tovaritsj 1946 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Tiden og Uret 1946 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Kornet er i Fare 1945 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Tom Kristensen 1945 Direction DK/Documentary
Pigen og Pan 1945 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Short fiction
Pay Your Taxes Gladly 1945 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
The Toad 1944 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
The cow 1944 Assistant director DK/Documentary
Flyv med! 1943 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Solskinsbørn Aaret rundt 1943 Direction DK/Documentary
For the future of the nation 1943 Direction DK/Documentary
Land-draining in the Danish agriculture 1942 Direction DK/Documentary
Who knows what? 1942 Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Thummelumsen 1941 Assistant director DK/Feature
Gaa med mig hjem 1941 Assistant director DK/Feature