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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.

    Awards

    Nominated for the Robert Festival, Nominated for the Bodil Awards, Nominated for the Robert Festival, Nominated for the Zulu Awards, Nominated for the Gothenburg Film Festival, Nominated for the Gothenburg Film Festival, Nominated for the Netia Off Camera Festival, Nominated for the Ole Awards, Nominated for the Robert Festival, Nominated for the Bodil Awards, Nominated for the Robert Awards, Zulu Award, Nominated for the Robert Festival, Nominated for the Robert Festival, Nominated for the Bodil Awards , The Nordisk Film Award, Nominated for the EDA Awards, Nominated for the Bodil Awards, Nominated for the Robert Festival, Nominated for the Zurich Film Festival, Nominated of the Ghent International Film Festival, Nominated for the Academy Awards, Nominated for the Warsaw International Film Festival, Warsaw International Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Miami International Short Film Festival, Miami Short Film Festival See full list
    Nominated for the Robert Festival (Best Original Screenplay) Denmark – Sommeren '92 2016
    Nominated for the Bodil Awards (Best Film) Denmark – Sommeren '92 2016
    Nominated for the Robert Festival (Best Film) Denmark – Sommeren '92 2016
    Nominated for the Zulu Awards (Best Film) Denmark – Sommeren '92 2016
    Nominated for the Gothenburg Film Festival (Best Nordic Film) Sweden – The Model 2016
    Nominated for the Gothenburg Film Festival (Best Nordic Film) Sweden – Nøgle hus spejl 2015
    Nominated for the Netia Off Camera Festival (Best Film) Poland – Nøgle hus spejl 2015
    Nominated for the Ole Awards (Best Film) Denmark – Superclásico 2012
    Nominated for the Robert Festival (Best Screenplay) Denmark – Superclásico 2012
    Nominated for the Bodil Awards (Best Film) Denmark – Superclásico 2012
    Nominated for the Robert Awards (Best Film) Denmark – Superclásico 2012
    Zulu Award (Best Film) Denmark – Dirch 2012
    Nominated for the Robert Festival (Best Film) Denmark – Dirch 2012
    Nominated for the Robert Festival (Best Screenplay) Denmark – Dirch 2012
    Nominated for the Bodil Awards (Best Film) Denmark – Dirch 2012
    The Nordisk Film Award Denmark 2011
    Nominated for the EDA Awards (Best Non-English Language Film) – Applaus 2011
    Nominated for the Bodil Awards (Best Film) Denmark – Applaus 2010
    Nominated for the Robert Festival (Best Film) Denmark – Applaus 2010
    Nominated for the Zurich Film Festival (Best International Feature Film) Switzerland – Applaus 2009
    Nominated of the Ghent International Film Festival (Best Film) Belgium – Applaus 2009
    Nominated for the Academy Awards (Best Short Film) USA – Grisen 2009
    Nominated for the Warsaw International Film Festival (Best Short) Poland – Grisen 2009
    Warsaw International Film Festival (Audience Award) Poland – Grisen 2009
    Hamptons International Film Festival (Audience Award) USA – Grisen 2008
    Miami International Short Film Festival (Best Short Film) USA – Grisen 2008
    Miami Short Film Festival (Best Narrative) USA – 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.