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Anders August

    Danish screenwriter Anders August (b. 1978) has a wealth of experience in major TV shows, feature films and shorts, and is the recipient of Denmark’s biggest film award: The Nordisk Film Award.

    August graduated as a screenwriter from the National Film School of Denmark in 2007 and started his career by writing the script for the Oscar-nominated short film The Pig (2008). He has since garnered success with feature films including the 2012 Oscar-shortlisted comedy Superclásico (2011), the critically acclaimed A Funny Man (2011), which was the biggest Danish box-office hit that year, and the lauded Summer of '92 (2015). All three films earned him nominations for ‘Best Screenplay’ at the Robert Festival, as well as nominations for ‘Best Film’. For television, August has written for hit series such as Park Road (2009), The Legacy (2014) and Follow the Money (2016). Recently, he has lived and worked in Los Angeles and written pilots for BBC AMERICA/AMC, among others.

    Currently, August is working on the highly anticipated project A Fortunate Man, based on Nobel prize-winning author Henrik Pontoppidan’s 1898 novel Lykke-Per. Set to become both a feature film and a miniseries, it is the biggest fiction project so far from the Danish broadcasting channel TV 2 and ranks as one of the most ambitious European series to date. Produced by Nordisk Film, the feature film will see its premiere in August 2018, with the miniseries airing on Danish TV 2 in 2019.

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    Robert Awards Nominee (Best Original Screenplay) Denmark – Sommeren '92 2016
    Bodil Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Sommeren '92 2016
    Robert Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Sommeren '92 2016
    Zulu Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Sommeren '92 2016
    Gothenburg Film Festival Nominee (Best Nordic Film) Sweden – The Model 2016
    Gothenburg Film Festival Nominee (Best Nordic Film) Sweden – Nøgle hus spejl 2015
    Netia Off Camera Festival Nominee (Best Film) Poland – Nøgle hus spejl 2015
    Ole Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Superclásico 2012
    Robert Awards Nominee (Best Screenplay) Denmark – Superclásico 2012
    Bodil Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Superclásico 2012
    Robert Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Superclásico 2012
    Zulu Award (Best Film) Denmark – Dirch 2012
    Robert Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Dirch 2012
    Robert Awards Nominee (Best Screenplay) Denmark – Dirch 2012
    Bodil Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Dirch 2012
    The Nordisk Film Award Denmark 2011
    EDA Awards Nominee (Best Non-English Language Film) – Applaus 2011
    Bodil Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Applaus 2010
    Robert Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Applaus 2010
    Zurich Film Festival Nominee (Best International Feature Film) Switzerland – Applaus 2009
    Ghent International Film Festival Nominee (Best Film) Belgium – Applaus 2009
    Academy Awards Nominee (Best Short Film) US – Grisen 2009
    Warsaw International Film Festival Nominee (Best Short) Poland – Grisen 2009
    Warsaw International Film Festival (Audience Award) Poland – Grisen 2009
    Hamptons International Film Festival (Audience Award) US – Grisen 2008
    Miami International Short Film Festival (Best Short Film) US – Grisen 2008
    Miami Short Film Festival (Best Narrative) US – Grisen 2008
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    Danish screenwriter Anders August has a wealth of experience in major TV shows, feature films and shorts, and is the recipient of Denmark’s biggest film award: The Nordisk Film Award.

    Currently, August is working on the highly anticipated project A Fortunate Man, based on Nobel prize-winning author Henrik Pontoppidan’s 1898 novel Lykke-Per. Set to become both a feature film and a miniseries, it is the biggest fiction project so far from the Danish broadcasting channel TV 2 and ranks as one of the most ambitious European series to date. Produced by Nordisk Film, the feature film will see its premiere in August 2018, with the miniseries airing on Danish TV 2 in 2019.