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Gustav Möller

Gustav Möller (b. 1988), a Swedish writer/director based in Denmark, has quickly become a highly sought-after name in Europe and the US.

Möller graduated from the renowned Danish Film School in 2015, winning the Next Nordic Generation Award for his thesis film, In Darkness. In 2018, he made his feature film debut with the incredibly successful psychological thriller The Guilty, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award in the category ‘World Cinema Dramatic.’ The film went on to win an array of awards around the world, including ‘Best Film,’ ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Original Screenplay’ at the Danish Film Awards, and was also shortlisted for the Academy Awards. Jake Gyllenhaal, a self-proclaimed fan, is attached to produce and star in an English-language remake of the project, set to be released by Netflix in 2021.

Among Möller’s upcoming projects is Snow Blind, another collaboration with Gyllenhaal and Möller’s English language directing debut. Snow Blind is a thriller adaptation of the graphic novel by Ollie Masters and Tyler Jenkins. Gyllenhaal is attached to star and produce, and after a highly competitive six-way bidding war, Apple Studios acquired the rights to the project.

Awards

Danish Film Awards (Best Original Screenplay) Denmark – Den skyldige The Guilty 2019
Bodil Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Den skyldige The Guilty 2019
Bodil Awards (Blockbuster Talent Award) Denmark – Den skyldige The Guilty 2019
Amanda Awards Nominee (Best Foreign Feature Film) Norway – Den skyldige The Guilty 2019
Palm Springs International Film Festival Nominee (Best Foreign Language Film) US – Den skyldige The Guilty 2019
Danish Film Awards (Best Directorial Debut) Denmark – Den skyldige The Guilty 2019
Danish Film Awards (Best Film) Denmark – Den skyldige The Guilty 2019
Zulu Awards Nominee (Best Film) Denmark – Den skyldige The Guilty 2019
Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR Audience Award) Netherlands – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Torino Film Festival (Gandhi's Glasses Award, Special Mention) Italy – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Torino Film Festival Nominee (Scuola Holden Award) Italy – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Melbourne International Film Festival Nominee (Best Narrative Feature) Australia – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Camerimage (Best Directorial Debut) Poland – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Ljubljana International Film Festival Nominee (Best Film) Slovenia – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Rotterdam International Film Festival Nominee (Big Screen Award) Netherlands – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Jameson CineFest (International Ecumenical Award) Hungary – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Sundance Film Festival (Audience Award, World Cinema - Dramatic) US – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
International Film Festival & Awards Macao Nominee (Best Film) China – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
International Film Festival & Awards Macao (Best Director) China – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Torino Film Festival Nominee (Best Feature Film) Italy – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Torino Film Festival (Achille Valdata Award) Italy – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Torino Film Festival (Best Screenplay) Italy – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Montréal Festival of New Cinema Nominee (Best Film) Canada – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Transilvania International Film Festival Nominee (Best Film) Romania – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Cinéfest Sudbury (Best Feature Film) Canada – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Zurich Film Festival Nominee (Best International Feature Film) Switzerland – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Jameson CineFest (Emeric Pressburger Prize) Hungary – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
European Film Awards Nominee (European Screenwriter) – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
European Film Awards Nominee (European Discovery) – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Baltic Debuts Film Festival (Best Film) Russia – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Film Club's The Lost Weekend (Best Foreign Language Film) US – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Montclair Film Festival (World Cinema) US – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Sundance Film Festival Nominee (Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema - Dramatic) US – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Munich Film Festival Nominee (Best Film By An Emerging Director) Germany – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Philadelphia Film Festival (Archie Award - Honorable Mention) US – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Philadelphia Film Festival Nominee (Best First Feature) US – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR Youth Jury Award) Netherlands – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Seattle International Film Festival (Best Director) US – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Stony Brook Film Festival (Best Feature) US – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
São Paulo International Film Festival Nominee (Best Film) Brazil – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Thessaloniki Film Festival (Audience Award) Greece – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Thessaloniki Film Festival Nominee (Golden Alexander) Greece – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Torino Film Festival (Audience Award) Italy – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Valladolid International Film Festival (Best Screenplay) Spain – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Valladolid International Film Festival (Golden Blogos Award) Spain – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Valladolid International Film Festival Nominee (Best Film) Spain – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Washington DC Filmfest (Special Circle Jury Award) US – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Zurich Film Festival (Critics' Choice Award) Switzerland – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
Austin Fantastic Fest Nominee (Best Film - Audience Award) US – Den skyldige The Guilty 2018
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Gustav Möller, a Swedish writer/director based in Denmark, has quickly become a highly sought-after name in Europe and the US.

Möller graduated from the renowned Danish Film School in 2015, winning the Next Nordic Generation Award for his thesis film, In Darkness. In 2018, he made his feature film debut with the incredibly successful psychological thriller The Guilty, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award in the category ‘World Cinema Dramatic.’ The film went on to win an array of awards around the world, including ‘Best Film,’ ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Original Screenplay’ at the Danish Film Awards, and was also shortlisted for the Academy Awards. Jake Gyllenhaal, a self-proclaimed fan, is attached to produce and star in an English-language remake of the project, set to be released by Netflix in 2021.

Among Möller’s upcoming projects is Snow Blind, another collaboration with Gyllenhaal and Möller’s English language directing debut. Snow Blind is a thriller adaptation of the graphic novel by Ollie Masters and Tyler Jenkins. Gyllenhaal is attached to star and produce, and after a highly competitive six-way bidding war, Apple Studios acquired the rights to the project.