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Visual anthropologist, documentarist, editor

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsResearch Executive - Writer - Director - Film

About me

Filmmaker and researcher with multi-disciplinary background. Sweden native graduated from the MA in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths College in 2015. Skilled for work in production, communication, editing, direction, concept development, writing, music (singer, songwriter, producer and performer), research and education.

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Skills

  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Editing
  • HR
  • Project Management
  • Environment
  • Premier Pro
  • Logic Pro
  • Writing Communication
  • Voice Over
  • Voice Talent
  • Analysis and Research

Work history

Currently

Independent Filmmaker & Musician

Self-employed

Sep 2014
  • Freelance
  • 'Any Two To Tango' - in production, feature doc on queer tango filmed onsite in Argentina. Co-direction, second camera and editing. 'Jasmine' - final 20 min doc about perfume obsession for Goldsmiths, direction, production, editing, camera and sound. Recorded and live performances, solo and in collaboration with Name the Pet, Kat Knix, Great Skies and Korallreven.

2017

Research Executive

BAMM

May 2016 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Qualitative market research, in-home in depth interviews for video content, commercial insight analysis, gallery focus groups, content writing, production, voice over work.

2016

Researcher

Ipsos MORI

Apr 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Qualitative, ethnographic market research, in-depth interviews, camera, sound, edits and field note analysis in the UK and Sweden.

2012

Economy Assistant

The Swedish Bar Association

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Full Time
  • Reviewing revision certificates and education certificates for barristers. Administering letters of reminder and related correspondance. Registration duties.

2011

Marketing Co-ordinator

Swedish Film Institute

Aug 2011 - Nov 2011
  • Full Time
  • Responsibility for the home page and social media. Writing press releases and news letters, communication with external collaborators and event assistance.

2014

Library Assistant

Stockholm Public Library

Feb 2011 - Feb 2014
  • Full Time
  • Administering loans in computer system BookIt. Guidance through the library holdings and other related chores.

2011

HR Assistant

Uniflex Staffing AB

Jan 2011 - Aug 2011
  • Full Time
  • Evaluating CV:s, holding work interviews, composing job adverts and candidate presentations. Administering staffing, time reporting and work contracts in computer system Intelliplan.

2011

Production Co-ordinator

Tempo Documentary Festival

Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
  • Full Time
  • Responsibility for organizing the creation of interiors and scenography at Sweden's largest documentary festival. I independently scouted the creative team from the architecture college of Stockholm and was their contact person to the festival management. I also took care of finding sponsorship for the materials used. Volontary work.

2010

CEO Secretary

Environmental Department of the City of Stockholm

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010
  • Full Time
  • Secretary duties to the head of the department, preparing board meetings, writing protocol, travel bookings, correspondance etc. Also registration duties.

Education

2011

Cinema Studies Psychology

Stockholm University

Sep 2015 - Dec 2011
  • A broad take on moving images spanning classical fiction, documentary, TV and art video. Specialized courses in cultural theory with a focus on intersectional perspectives, film history and more. Neuropsychology and Cognition, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Personality Psychology. Reading of original texts by pioneers in the psychology field as well as recent research reports, theory, experimentation, interview technique and observations.

2015

Visual Anthropology

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • Film production resulting in a final 20 minute, individually executed documentary on a topic of choice. Theoretical courses in ethnographic film, critical theory and the anthropology of art.

2014

Project Management

Södra Stockholms Folkhögskola

Aug 2012 - May 2014
  • Project management, personal and group oriented leadership, creative development strategy, idea generation and managing a personal project. The latter meant producing, pitching and marketing self-composed music. The knowledge gained from this section was however generic and applicable in other situations involving project work.

2007

Art Theory Creative Writing

Södertörn College

Aug 2005 - Dec 2007
  • A historically critical and in every course theoretically informed outlook on art history, contemporary art and architecture. Writing exercises in fiction, feature writing, translation, writing for the Internet etc. Also theoretical courses in the history of the written and printed word, creativity research and literature analysis.

2005

Foundation in Art

Konstskolan Basis

Aug 2004 - May 2005
  • One year full time education in painting, drawing, fine art, graphic art, sculpture, art history and an optional course in graphic design and illustration.