I'm a Swedish writer, filmmaker, video editor, actor and interdisciplinary artist currently based in south London. I have written and directed one student film and five independent short films and am now in pre-production of my first feature film, alongside freelance work as writer/director (pilot episode of new interactive web series in post production), actor and editor whilst also chipping away on novel and a children's book, because who needs sleep right?
- Children's Book ProjectI am working on a picture book project with traditional watercolour illustrations. It's a partially co-creative adventure story for a neurodiverse target readership of all ages (although it will probably appeal most to 3-10-year-olds) and deals with themes of loneliness, creativity, imagination and connection.
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Projects credited in
- Ida ThomasdotterIt was mum’s idea. She always had the best ideas, although neither of my grandmas seemed to think so. Dad didn’t either. He always used to yell and scream at her when we came back, but not anymore; now he just sits there. I asked mum if we could take him with us this time. She said: “There are two types of people in the world. Those who run around flapping their wings like headless chicken and those that fly. Your dad can’t fly like us.” I said: "Maybe I can teach him?" She just smiled and7
- Ida ThomasdotterIt was strange being home without Sophia there. Clara felt out of place now, like she didn’t know how to take up this space all by herself. Maybe it was the funeral arrangements were getting to her, or the way gran kept hovering over her shoulder like a bad omen, waiting for her to fall apart. But by the third morning, Clara was starting to feel detached from herself, as though she wasn’t completely in her own body; looking for reassurance, she searched for herself in every reflective surface i4
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FilmmakerIda Thomasdotter/ITH film &
London, United KingdomFreelance
FILMOGRAPHY Narrative fiction short films: "Blodsmak" (25 mins) produced in 2016, completed in 2019. "Lillstrumpa & Systerdyster" (5 mins) 2015. "En sekund i taget" (10 mins) 2015. "Bury me in the backyard" (25 mins) produced by Anna Österlund Nolskog/Två Ljus Film & Produktion, 2014. "Varma Mackor" (12 mins) produced by Alexandra Malmqvist, 2012. Experimental poetry/art films: "But is it art?" (art installation, 0:55) 2020. "Fine (Remix)" (poetry video, 6:00) 2019. "Little girl" (poetry video, 1:54) 2019. "Rummet" (art installation, 5:00) 2015. "Kaffe & Risgryn" (art film, 4:30) 2015.
Filmmaking MentorKulturutveckling Region Gävleborg
- Gävle, SwedenPart Time
Gävleborg county organised a talent program for female creatives aged 16-18 with filmmaker aspirations called "Eftertext15" and I was offered to help organise it as well as lead the weekly get-togethers and mentor each participant. We analysed and discussed films, focusing on visual narrative and symbolism in cinematography, and I thought them about storyboarding, but the main part of the program was hands-on training in film production, which we decided to do with a collaboration with a sister program for female singer-songwriters, making music videos from script to finished product. We also did a field trip to Falun for the Existential Film Festival.
- Creative Writing
- Script Supervision