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Henrik Björn

Showrunner, writer and director Henrik Björn has a long-standing career in the film and TV industry, creating groundbreaking, quality storytelling. He is dedicated to and has a passion for genre and exciting world building – and for telling gripping stories that can travel the globe.

Already in his early twenties Björn co-founded the successful production company Palladium, then foremostly working with commercials. As a commercial director he soon moved up in the industry and has today made more than 500 commercials with TV-clients such as Sony Ericsson, Premier League, Peugeot, Viasat, TV4, Amnesty International and the UN. Björn has also received multiple awards for his work, among else Gold in Promax for Premier League/Off to Sweden/Viaplay and Gold in 100W for SEB – The Bank at Home. Furthermore he has been nominated five times as one of the top ten commercial directors in Sweden in the business magazine Resumé’s Film of the Month.

Whilst working as a commercial director he felt increasingly drawn to creating stories for bigger formats, and an idea for a TV series started to grow. The following years this idea evolved into the incredibly successful crime fantasy drama Jordskott (2015-2017) for which he was creator, showrunner, head writer and conceptual director. Jordskott was a mega hit among viewers and critics alike, and has been sold to over 160 countries to date. It was awarded with a Swedish Emmy – a Kristallen award – for ‘Best TV Drama’ and the Banff Rockie Award for ‘Best Serial Drama’.

2021 saw the premiere of his audio drama Djupet/The Deep, starring Alba August and Stina Ekblad. The series, which he wrote and directed, was a huge success for commissioner SR. It was nominated at the Swedish Radio Academy’s Golden Ear Awards in the prestigious ‘Best Pod Production’ category as the only drama production.

Currently, Björn is working on several projects for TV, soon to be announced.

Awards

New York Radio Awards Nominee (Best Drama Podcast) US – Djupet The Deep 2022
Golden Ear Awards Nominee (Best Pod Production) Sweden – Djupet The Deep 2021
Banff Television Festival (Banff Rockie Award - Best Serial Drama) Canada – Jordskott 2015
Kristallen Awards (Best Television Drama) Sweden – Jordskott 2015
Camerimage (Best Pilot) Poland – Jordskott 2015
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Spotify releasing audio drama by Henrik Björn

Spotify and the climate tech company Planethon is letting research and art meet in a new audio drama project called Twentyseventytwo. Three prominent Swedish writers and film directors have written audio dramas that take place 50 years in the future and is based on research data and future scenarios from Planethon. Henrik Björn’s story Ragna, told by Gizem Kling Erdogan, is now available for listening on Spotify.

In Ragna we meet Liv who lives in the great primeval forest with her grandfather who teaches her everything he knows about the world around them. But one day he takes her on a journey that will completely turn her world upside down. When everything is revealed, she must start making new difficult choices about the future. 

Two audio dramas are also written by Tuva Novotny (The Wild City with Edvin Ryding) and Nathalie Álvarez Mesén (Do not cry over your bees with Maxida Märak).

The project is released in connection with the Stockholm +50 environmental conference to help raise awareness of the climate crisis.

Henrik Björn’s ‘The Deep’ shortlisted for the New York Radio Awards

The nominations are out for this year’s New York Radio Awards and the successful audio drama The Deep written and directed by Henrik Björn for Radio Sweden (Sveriges Radio), is shortlisted for ‘Best Drama Podcast.’

The Radio Awards is one of the world’s most prestigious radio awards and receives entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from over 30 countries around the globe. The mission of the competition is to honor the achievements of the men and women who make up the global audio storytelling community.

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Henrik Björn joins Salomonsson Agency

Showrunner, writer and director Henrik Björn has a long-standing career in the film and TV industry, creating groundbreaking, quality storytelling. He is dedicated to and has a passion for genre and exciting world building – and for telling gripping stories that can travel the globe.

Already in his early twenties Björn co-founded the successful production company Palladium, then foremostly working with commercials. As a commercial director he soon moved up in the industry and has today made more than 500 commercials with TV-clients such as Sony Ericsson, Premier League, Peugeot, Viasat, TV4, Amnesty International and the UN. Björn has also received multiple awards for his work, among else Gold in Promax for Premier League/Off to Sweden/Viaplay and Gold in 100W for SEB – The Bank at Home. Furthermore he has been nominated five times as one of the top ten commercial directors in Sweden in the business magazine Resumé’s Film of the Month.

Whilst working as a commercial director he felt increasingly drawn to creating stories for bigger formats, and an idea for a TV series started to grow. The following years this idea evolved into the incredibly successful crime fantasy drama Jordskott (2015-2017) for which he was creator, showrunner, head writer and conceptual director. Jordskott was a mega hit among viewers and critics alike, and has been sold to over 160 countries to date. It was awarded with a Swedish Emmy – a Kristallen award – for ‘Best TV Drama’ and the Banff Rockie Award for ‘Best Serial Drama’.

2021 saw the premiere of his audio drama Djupet/The Deep, starring Alba August and Stina Ekblad. The series, which he wrote and directed, was a huge success for commissioner SR. It was nominated at the Swedish Radio Academy’s Golden Ear Awards in the prestigious ‘Best Pod Production’ category as the only drama production.

Currently, Björn is working on several projects for TV, soon to be announced.