15 November 2019
My first author’s visit for Semla was at Saltängen school in Stockholm.
Over 30 school children gathered today to hear the backstory to Semla. They peppered me with questions about writing, characterisation, storytelling, and other things too. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet my readers.
11 October 2019
Second screening in Africa
Very proud to have my next screening of A Kiss at Abuja International Film Festival in Nigeria.
Congratulations and – as always – kisses to my team.
27 September 2019
Semla at Bokmässan
Sweden’s largest book fair, held 26-29 September in Gothenburg, was the perfect place to introduce my children’s book Semla.
Publisher Idus had arranged a nice, warmly space which invited many interesting conversations about stories and the trade.
11 September 2019
Full house at Zita cinema
Sold out when En Kyss (A Kiss) was screened together with the wonderful shorts Stroke at Midnight and Ett Sista Farväl att the independent Stockholm cinema Zita.
The screening was followed by a Q&A together with talented filmmakers Casper Andreas and Niclas Ribbarp.
4 September 2019
A Kiss to Live at Heart
The Örebro Film and Music Festival Live at Heart screened A Kiss twice in the short film section What is Love.
23 August 2019
Yet another award for A Kiss..
A Kiss received the Indie Filmfest Award of Merit in August.
5 August 2019
Semla in the bookshop
Very happy to pass the local bookshop Uppsala Bokhandel, and find my book, Semla, tio dagar extra allt, displayed in the window.
5 August 2019
Distribution deal for After school
A two-year distribution deal has been signed with Largos Film to show After School (Efter skolan) on Sofy.tv.
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15 June 2019
Semla out now in Swedish
Illustration: Peter Lakowitz
My children’s book Semla – Tio dagar extra allt, is available to order online and out in bookshops from 4 July.
The story about a young girl struggling to come to terms with her sister leaving home is based on an original idea for a TV series pitched at the children’s film festival BUFF in Malmö. It is written for 6- to 9-year-olds, but older children might enjoy it too.
Semla is published by Idus Förlag and features fabulous illustrations by Peter Lakowitz. Thanks also to my team of proofreaders Mikaela Hincks, Gabrielle Sjöstedt and Anna Sundelin.
24 May 2019
Jury service at Youth Festival in Uppsala
It was a pleasure to sit on the jury for the FOCUS Film Festival in Uppsala together with filmmaker Gustav Skogens and festival producer Sigrid Hadenius.
After having watched several excellent short films during this past week, we came to the same conclusion that this year’s winners are in the Catagory Tungvikt: Inte riktigt en våldtäkt and in the Category Mellanvikt: Kids Looking for Attention.
16 May 2019
Honourable Mention for A Kiss
A kiss won an Honourable Mention at Sunderland Shorts 2019. Festival Director Anne Tye, says: ”It was very well received by our audience and was a very close runner up.”
18 April 2019
Sara Lewerth nominated Best Actress
Sara Lewerth and cinematographer Roy Rossovic on set. Photo: Rikard Lagerberg
Wonderful actress Sara Lewerth starring in A Kiss has been nominated one of the prestigious Golden Reel Awards at the 2019 Vaughan International Film Festival Award. Best Actress will be announced mid-May.
14 April 2019
Screening of A Kiss in Ismailia
Watching A Kiss in Egypt was a memorable experience. Hat off to the organisers and volunteers at the the 21st Ismailia International Film Festival. The hospitality and service was way and beyond expectations. The seven days were spent travelling between the hotel and the different venues for screenings. A Kiss was screened twice during the week at prime time together with other superb short fiction films.
25 March 2019
A Kiss to Sunderland in May
The 2019 Sunderland Short Film Festival has for the second time accepted one of my films. A Kiss will be screened in mid-May.
23 March 2019
Winner of Best International Drama 2019
A Kiss was named Best International Drama 2019 at the inaugural Oxford International Short Film Festival on March 23. The festival was held in the beautiful grounds of St John’s College at the University of Oxford in the newly refurbished auditorium. Many thanks to lead actor, Henrik Norman, for taking the supporting role this time round.
6 March 2019
Canadian premiere for A Kiss
My third short will screen at the Vaughan International Film Festival in May. Much love and congratulations to my wonderful team.
3 March 2019
A Kiss to Egypt
A Kiss has been selected to the 21st edition of Ismailia Film Festival in Egypt. The festival runs between 10-16 April.
20 February 2019
UK premiere for A Kiss
A Kiss has been selected to screen at the Oxford International Film Festival on 23 March.
1 February 2019
Swedish publishing deal for Semla
Illustration: Peter Lakowitz
The original screenplay for Semla is going to be published as an illustrated children’s book by Swedish publisher Idus Förlag.
Semla – 10 Days in February is written for six- to nine-year-olds and tells the story of a young girl who does everything in her power to stop her older sister moving away from home.
Told in 10 chapters, it is a book about loving your sister more than anyone else and having parents who hide the truth.
Illustrated by Peter Lakowitz and proofread by Mikaela Hincks, Semla – 10 Days in February is due to be released in autumn 2019.
29 October 2018
Full house in Uppsala
What a week that was with two successful screenings of A Kiss of at the Uppsala International Film Festival. Once again many thanks to my team, the festival organisers and a wonderful audience.
23 October 2018
Premiere of A Kiss in Uppsala
A Kiss will have its first public screening at the Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2018 as one of eight best films produced in the region this year.
5 October 2018
Talking shop in Uppsala
On Thursday October 11, I will give a talk on the art of pitching for Kulturenheten – Region Uppsala. I can’t wait to meet other local filmmakers and exchange experiences and tips on one of the most difficult tricks of the trade.
Read more here (in Swedish)
17 September 2018
Productive workshop in the wild
Film i Öst’s Archipelago Script Lab was truly inspirational, with a world of energy and talent gathered on one island. Thanks to Soni Jorgensen for an excellent workshop, Film i Öst for arranging it all, and Kulturenheten Uppsala for sponsoring me. Rolling up my sleeves now…
7 September 2018
Archipelago Script Lab 2018
Film i Öst has picked me and nine other screenwriters to take part in a four-day workshop on a remote island off Sweden’s east coast. The scriptwriting lab, led by Soni Jorgensen, is bound to be an adventure all of its own let alone the stories we have to tell. Watch this space.
17 June 2018
Distribution deal for After School
International short film distributor and TV channel ShortsTV has bought the broadcasting rights to After School. The three-year non-exclusive deal means ShortsTV is licensed to air After School in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
ShortsTV is the world’s first and only 24/7 HD channel dedicated to short movies.
6 May 2018
Sunderland Shorts screens After School
After School received a warm welcome on the final day of the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival, cheered on by an engaged audience who had escaped the heat for some prime-time comedy before the award ceremony.
6 April 2018
After School is going to America!
After School has been officially selected for the 2018 Port Orchard Film Festival. The film will be screened at the Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard, Washington, on the weekend of 4-6 May.
26 March 2018
Slottsbiografen rolls out the red carpet
Cast and family and friends alike turned out for the premiere of A Kiss at a closed screening in Slottsbiografen on Monday night. Co-stars Sara Lewerth and Henrik Norman were joined by director of photography Roy Rossovich, sound editor Oskar Álvarez and makeup artist Jenny Guerrero. A great mix of documentary shorts and works in progress played to a full house at the event arranged by Kulturenheten – Region Uppsala.
15 March 2018
Sneak preview for A Kiss
A year after filming, A Kiss gets its sneak preview at Slottsbiografen on 26 March along with other regional films funded by Kulturenheten – Region Uppsala.
Interview for the newspaper ETC in October 2017 before the kick-off of the Uppsala International Short Film Festival.
”Det skulle kunna vara en scen ur en kortfilm. Två för varandra okända kvinnor möts på perrongen i Uppsala. Det är början på min och manusförfattaren Gisela Nadasys resa till Knivsta”, skriver Matilda Nilsson i ETC.