Ulrik Wivel

(1967 – )

Director. Born 1967.

Educated as ballet dancer at the Royal Theatre of Denmark and has, among other things, danced at the Royal Ballet of Denmark, The National Ballet of Canada, Pacific North West Ballet and New York City Ballet. He became solo dancer in 1993, ended his dancing career in 1998 and has since then worked in the film industry.

In 1998 he worked as assistant on Paul Auster's debut film "Lulu on the Bridge".

Ulrik Wivel made his debut as director with the documentary film "Danser" which received 'special mention' at Dance on Camera, New York 2000.

In the Super 16-group he directed short films and simultaneously "Staceyann Chin" was released in 2001, and in 2003 "Urge" was released which was nominated as best short film at the New York Film Festival.

"This is Me Walking" was released in 2004 and was awarded best short fiction film by The Danish Film Academy's Robert award. In 2005 both Ulrik Wivel's "The Bournonville School" and "Jeg dig elsker" (which won for best short film at Odense Film Festival) had their opening nights. At the Golden Prague festival 2014 "Disportrait" won The Grand Prix and Czech Television Prize.

Title Year Function Category
Balomania 2023 Producer: development DK/Documentary
Just Before Death 2022 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
A beautiful curse 2021 Engel DK/Feature
The Trouble with Nature 2020 Appearance DK/Feature
Disportrait 2014 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
A Different Kind of Boy 2013 Direction, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Svend 2011 Cinematographer: 2. unit, First assistant director, Assistant director DK/Documentary
Roskilde 2008 Direction, Script, Idea DK/Documentary
Comeback 2008 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Menneskenes land - min film om Grønland 2006 Cinematography, Assistant director DK/Documentary
Jeg dig elsker - Urge - danser 2005 Direction
Jeg dig elsker 2005 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Sanne: et portræt af hele Danmarks rock-mama 2005 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
I you love 2005 Direction DK/Short fiction
Urge 2004 Direction, Cinematography, Choreography DK/Documentary
This is Me Walking 2004 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Moving North 2003 Direction DK/Documentary
Dani 2003 Direction, Screenplay, Cinematographer DK/Short fiction
Natsværmer 2002 Cinematography, Sound DK/Documentary
Staceyann Chin - a Poetry Slammer 2001 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Danser 2000 Direction, Cinematography, Stills DK/Documentary