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Andreas Öhman

Director and writer Andreas Öhman (b. 1985) has devoted most of his life to the arts, and to refining his style and expression in filmmaking. He is known for making endearing feel-good films, always striving to achieve new visual perspectives, and for his warmhearted narration that goes into everything he does.

Öhman found his passion for film early in life. He grew up in northern Sweden where the vast open spaces and forests allowed his imagination to wander freely. In 2010 he debuted with his first feature film Simple Simon/I rymden finns inga känslor, starring Bill Skarsgård, which became an immediate success with viewers and critics alike. Simple Simon, written and directed by Öhman, was selected as Sweden’s nomination for the Academy Awards, and was among else nominated at the Guldbagge Awards for ‘Best Film’,  ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Actor’.

The success from Simple Simon paved the way for Öhman’s career in Film and TV, and the following years he made the feature films Bitch Hug/Bitchkram (2012), Remake (2014), Eternal Summer/Odödliga (2015) and directed the crime thriller series 100 Code. 2020 saw the premiere of Öhman’s first TV project as a creator, the nerve-wracking thriller series The End of Summer/Den sista sommaren, for which he was writer and director.

Furthermore, Öhman is director of the second season of the TV4 and C More hit series Bäckström.

Öhmans anticipated feature film One Day All of This Will Be Yours/En dag kommer allt det här bli ditt, starring Karin Franz Körlof, Peter Haber och Suzanne Reuter, premiered in February 2023 to fantastic reviews.

Awards

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Nominee (Best Youth Film) Estonia – Bitchkram Bitch Hug 2013
Palm Springs International Film Festival Nominee (Best Narrative Feature) US – I rymden finns inga känslor Simple Simon 2011
Gothenburg Film Festival (City of Gothenburg Award) Sweden – I rymden finns inga känslor Simple Simon 2011
Gothenburg Film Festival (Audience Award - Best Novella Film) Sweden – I rymden finns inga känslor Simple Simon 2011
Guldbagge Award (Best Film) Sweden – I rymden finns inga känslor Simple Simon 2011
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival (Special Jury Prize) Japan – I rymden finns inga känslor Simple Simon 2011
Odesa International Film Festival Nominee (Golden Duke) Ukraine – I rymden finns inga känslor Simple Simon 2011
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival Nominee (Grand Prize) Japan – I rymden finns inga känslor Simple Simon 2011
Guldbagge Award (Best Screenplay) Sweden – I rymden finns inga känslor Simple Simon 2011
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Nominee (Best International Film) US – I rymden finns inga känslor Simple Simon
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Filmography

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‘One Day All This Will Be Yours’ to premiere in Swedish theatres

Andreas Öhman’s anticipated feature film One Day All This Will Be Yours, which had its world premiere at Göteborg Film Festival, is released in theatres in Sweden today February 3.

The cartoonist Lisa and her siblings meet at the family’s farm in northern Sweden after the parents called for a meeting. They announce that only one of the children will inherit the forest, which the family has owned for generations. But are any of them willing to move home again? The visit rips open past traumas in Lisa, who is wildly confused and going through something of a crisis, and who manages to both mess things up with her father’s closest friend and agitate the whole community during her mother’s birthday party.

One Day All This Will Be Yours stars Karin Franz Körlof, Peter Haber, Suzanne Reuter, Liv Mjönes and Arvin Kananian.

‘Bäckström Season 2’ premiere on C More

The second season of hit crime drama Bäckström premieres today, February 28, on C More and subsequently on TV 4 March 8.

Murder isn’t often good news. But Detective Sergeant Evert Bäckström (Kjell Bergqvist) can’t help but rejoice when he is told that Thomas Eriksson, a celebrity lawyer and his rival, has been killed. Bäckström’s good mood is however spoiled when he is assigned to the frustrating case and finds the list of people who wanted Eriksson dead to be endless.

Bäckström Season 2, directed by Andreas Öhman and Manuel Concha and written by Jonathan Sjöberg and Dennis Magnusson, is based on the novel The Sword Of Justice by acclaimed author Leif GW Persson.

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Andreas Öhman joins Salomonsson Agency

Director and writer Andreas Öhman has devoted most of his life to the arts, and to refining his style and expression in filmmaking. He is known for making endearing feel-good films, always striving to achieve new visual perspectives, and for his warmhearted narration that goes into everything he does.

Öhman found his passion for film early in life. He grew up in northern Sweden where the vast open spaces and forests allowed his imagination to wander freely. In 2010 he debuted with his first feature film Simple Simon/I rymden finns inga känslor, starring Bill Skarsgård, which became an immediate success with viewers and critics alike. Simple Simon, written and directed by Öhman, was selected as Sweden’s nomination for the Academy Awards, and was among else nominated at the Guldbagge Awards for ‘Best Film’,  ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Actor’.

The success from Simple Simon paved the way for Öhman’s career in Film and TV, and the following years he made the feature films Bitch Hug/Bitchkram (2012), Remake (2014), Eternal Summer/Odödliga (2015) and directed the crime thriller series 100 Code. 2020 saw the premiere of Öhman’s first TV project as a creator, the nerve-wracking thriller series The End of Summer/Den sista sommaren, for which he was writer and director.

Furthermore, Öhman is director of the second season of the TV4 and C More hit series Bäckström.

Öhmans next anticipated feature film One Day All of This Will Be Yours/En dag kommer allt det här bli ditt, starring Karin Franz Körlof, Peter Haber och Suzanne Reuter, is set to premiere in November 2022.