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Fredrik Gertten

Fredrik Gertten is an award-winning Swedish director and journalist. His latest works BECOMING ZLATAN (2016), BIKES VS CARS (2015), BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* (2012) and BANANAS!* (2009) have met audiences in over 100 countries and screened at leading festivals. In 1994, Fredrik founded the production company WG Film. He previously worked as a foreign correspondent and columnist for radio, TV and press in Africa, Latin America, Asia and around Europe. Today he combines filmmaking with a role as a creative producer at WG Film – one of Sweden’s most prominent documentary production companies, famous for local stories with a global understanding and impact.

In October 2017 Fredrik was named Honorary Doctor at Malmö University’s Faculty of Culture and Society for his work as a documentary filmmaker.


Selected films as director:

Push, (2019)

Becoming Zlatan, co-directed with Magnus Gertten (2016)

Bikes vs Cars (2015)

Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2011)

BANANAS!* (2009)

The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower (2005)

An Ordinary Family (2005)

Bye Bye Malmö/Just a Piece of Steel (2003)

The Way Back, True Blue 2, co-directed with Magnus Gertten and Stefan Berg (2002)

The Death of a Working Man’s Newspaper (2001)

Walking on Water, co-directed with Lars Westman (2000)

True Blue, co-directed with Magnus Gertten and Stefan Berg (1998)


Selected films as producer

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas (2017) dir. Joakim Demmer

Maria and Her Shadow (2013) dir. Fredric Ollerstam

Love Always, Carolyn (2011) dir. M. Ramström & M.Korkeasalo

Burma VJ (2008) dir. Anders Östergaard, (co-producer)

Final Image (2009) dir. Andrés Habegger,  (co-producer)

Milkbar (2008) dir. Terese Mörnvik & Ewa Einhorn

Thin Ice (2006) dir. Håkan Berthas,

Belfast Girls (2006) dir. Malin Andersson

Boogie Woogie Daddy (2002) short, dir. Erik Bäfving