Jørgen Vestergaard

(1939 – )

Director and producer. Born 1939. In the '60s Jørgen Vestergaard began his career as a screenwriter and director of short fiction and documentaries. Since 1969 he has been in charge of his own production company: Jørgen Vestergaard Film and JV Film & TV.

Vestergaard has directed and produced more than 60 documentaries and feature films. Documentaries include depictions of various aspects of Danish culture, from rural environments to artist portrayals. He also directed the popular feature films "The Snooks" (1992) and "Snooks in the Limelight" (1994), about a loveable, opinionated and gnome-like little creature taken from a series of highly popular children's book by Danish novelist Benny Andersen.

Films since 2000 include the documentary "Børge Ring - Film Animator and Jazz Musician" (2006) and the partially animated documentary "First Class - A Film About Storm P." (2015), depicting the professional and personal life of Danish artist and icon Robert Storm Petersen (1882-1949).

Filmography Music
Title Year Function Category
First Class - A Film About Storm P. 2015 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Spillemanden - en film om Karl Skaarup 2012 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Kirsten Kjær og hendes museum 2008 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Hanstholm - historien om en havn 2007 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Børge Ring - filmanimator og jazzmusiker 2006 Direction, Script, Stills DK/Documentary
Kanonen 2005 Direction DK/Documentary
Viljen til Thy 2005 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Vindkraft - en dansk historie 2003 Direction, Script, Stills, Producer DK/Documentary
Storm P. opfindelser 2001 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Et liv på landet 2000 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Ovartaci - Kunstner på psykiatrisk hospital 1999 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Benny, Barbados og Møns Klint 1999 Direction DK/Documentary
Stationsbyfotografen 1998 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Fjordfiskerne 1996 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Brødre 1996 Direction, Script, Stills DK/Documentary
Jens Søndergaard - portræt af en maler 1995 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Snooks in the Limelight 1994 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Et rigtigt bondeliv 1994 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
The Snooks 1992 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Landsbyen lever 1990 Direction, Editing, Cinematographer: Additional shoot DK/Documentary
Morten maler 1989 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing DK/Short fiction
Oprøret på Mors 1988 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
I morgen er det slut 1988 Cinematography, Editing, Music DK/Feature
En meget gammel herre med kæmpestore vinger 1986 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
Miseri Mø 1985 Direction, Script, Editing, Music, Cinematographer DK/Short fiction
Cancer - At the mercy of growth 1984 Production DK/Documentary
Tommelise 1983 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing DK/Short fiction
Danmark - Dit og mit 1982 Direction, Editing DK/Documentary
Sigurd Fafnersbane 1981 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Giv mig een god grund til at være ædru 1980 Production DK/Short fiction
Æ Tinuser 1979 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Til death do you part 1978 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Historien om en moder 1977 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Evald and Ingeborg and all the others 1975 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Skyggen 1975 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
The Big Day 1975 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Dansepladsen 1975 Editing, Sound, Comments DK/Documentary
Dansk Fisk - Danish Fish - Dänische Fische - Poissons Danois - Pesci Danesi 1973 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
The little white goat 1973 Direction, Editing DK/Short fiction
Rejsekammeraten 1972 Direction, Script TV film
Soldier 1971 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Skyldig - ikke skyldig 1971 Direction DK/Documentary
Hjertet der sladrede 1971 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Stills, Editing TV film
Teaching Danish in South Schleswig 1970 Direction, Script, Editing, Sound DK/Documentary
The Sea - Denmark 1970 Direction, Editing DK/Documentary
Nattergalen 1970 Direction TV film
Snedronningen 1970 Direction TV film
The Cement Crucifix 1968 Direction, Editing DK/Documentary
How to stay in good shape 1968 Direction, Editing DK/Documentary
Bridge to Biafra 1968 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Lille Claus og Store Claus 1968 Direction TV film
The Habour 1967 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Cellens fysiologi 1967 Direction, Editing DK/Documentary
Skt. Annaland 1967 Direction TV film
Don Cristobal og Rosita 1967 Direction TV film
Pancakes every Thursday 1966 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Beck-Daucke's puppet theatre 1965 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
Watch by the Sea 1965 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Metabolism experiments 1965 Direction, Editing DK/Documentary
Sommerheste 1964 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
The Cow and the Camel 1963 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Documentary
La mer et les Jours 1959 Alteration Documentary
Music Year Film Function
Naturfregatten 1994 Snøvsen ta'r springet Songwriter
I morgen er det slut [Score] 1988 I morgen er det slut Composer