Jesper Morthorst

Producer. Born 28 April 1977, Denmark. Graduated as a producer from the Super16 alternative film school in 2006, Holds a BA in Film and Media studies from the University of Copenhagen, 2002.

Morthorst was nominated for a European Film Award for Best Short Film for 'Out of Love' (2009). His feature debut as producer came in 2011 with 'Room 304,' winner of a Special Mention at Karlovy Vary. He is producer of the television series 'Rita,' a primetime drama series made for Netflix and Danish national broadcaster TV 2. For 'Rita' he was nominated as Outstanding International Producer and Outstanding European Producer at the TV festival in Monte Carlo in 2012. Furthermore, he was chosen as the Danish Producer on the Move at the Cannes Festival in 2011.

Recent feature film titles include Palme d'Or and Oscar-winning director Bille August's 'Silent Heart' (2014) which picked up four Danish Bodil Awards, including for Best Film, and Gudmundur Gudmundsson's feature debut 'Heartstone' (2016).

As co-producer, Morthorst has signed 'White People' by Lisa Aschan (Sweden, 2015) and 'The Word' by Anna Kazejak (Poland, 2014), which premiered at the Berlinale.
Title Year Function Category
Rom 2024 Producer, Executive producer DK/Feature
Camino 2023 Producer, Executive producer DK/Feature
Berdreymi 2022 Co-producer Feature
The Pact 2021 Producer DK/Feature
As In Heaven 2021 Producer, Executive producer DK/Feature
The Venus Effect 2021 Executive producer DK/Feature
Rita 5 2020 Producer TV series
Deliver Us 2019 Producer TV series
Norskov 2 2017 Producer TV series
Rita 4 2017 Producer TV series
Heartstone 2017 Producer DK/Feature
Hjørdis 2015 Producer TV series
Rita 3 2015 Producer TV series
Obietnica 2014 Co-producer Feature
Baby 2014 Producer DK/Short fiction
Silent Heart 2014 Producer DK/Feature
Where the Light gets in 2013 Producer DK/Short fiction
Rita 2 2013 Producer TV series
Rita 1 2012 Producer TV series
Out of Bounds 2012 Producer: development DK/Feature
Room 304 2011 Producer, Producer DK/Feature
Sheep 2009 Producer DK/Short fiction
Out of love 2009 Producer DK/Documentary
Sun shine 2009 Producer DK/Short fiction
Bobby 2009 Producer DK/Short fiction
Vi der blev tilbage 2007 Producer DK/Short fiction
Afghan muscles 2006 Producer DK/Documentary
Emmalou 2006 Producer DK/Short fiction
The prize of the Pole 2006 Executive producer DK/Documentary
Blood Sisters 2006 Producer DK/Short fiction
En soap 2006 Unit manager DK/Feature
Flyd mine tårer 2005 Producer DK/Short fiction
Kisses 2004 Assistant director DK/Short fiction
Afdeling D 2004 Producer, Still photographer DK/Short fiction
Zigbrandtsens dans 2003 Producer DK/Short fiction