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Renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund has made his mark with his distinctive storytelling and visually driven signature style that often pushes the boundaries of the status quo. He is an internationally awarded director of music videos, commercials, documentaries, concert films, stage shows and feature films.

Jonas’ music videos have earned him several Grammy Awards, an Icon Award, MTV Video Music Awards (most recently for Beyoncé’s “Hold Up” and “Lemonade”) and the prestigious MVPA Hall of Fame Award including an MVPA win for the music video for Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.” Jonas received his third Grammy award for Best Music Film for Paul McCartney’s “Live Kisses.” and his recent contribution to Beyoncé’s visual album “Lemonade” earned an Emmy and Grammy nomination. His concert film Rammstein:Paris is premiering in March and other concert films include the both Emmy and Grammy nominated ”Beyoncé & Jay-Z – On the run” (HBO) and Taylor Swift’s “The 1989 World Tour Live” (Apple TV.) He has directed music videos for the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, U2, The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Pink, Jennifer Lopez, Metallica, Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osbourne, Duran Duran, Robbie Williams, Christina Aguilera, Smashing Pumpkins, Lenny Kravitz and Maroon 5 to name a few. Jonas’ current music videos include Lady Gaga’s “John Wayne”, Sigur Rós’ “Óveður”, Beyoncé’s “Hold Up” and Pussy Riot’s “Make America Great Again”.

Jonas is currently editing his next feature film “Lords of Chaos” starring Emory Cohen, Rory Culkin, Jack Kilmer and Sky Ferreira. His most recent movie before this was “Small Apartments” starring Matt Lucas, Billy Crystal, Johnny Knoxville, James Caan, amongst other prominent actors. His first film, “Spun,” starring Jason Schwartzmann, the late Brittany Murphy, John Leguizamo, Mena Suvari and Mickey Rourke, has garnered a cult following since its initial release. He also directed “Horsemen,” starring Dennis Quaid and Zhang Ziyi. Additionally, Jonas has directed several documentaries and short films ranging on subjects of anti-racism, “Behind Enemy Lines” and anti-drugs “Try,” to the award winning documentaries about Madonna, “I Am Going To Tell You A Secret” and “The Confessions Tour.” Among his latest work is the long awaited documentary “Roxette Diaries” soon to be released.

Jonas’ commercial work has earned Addy, Cannes Gold Lion and Cannes Grand Prix Awards. He has directed commercials for the likes of Dior, Hugo Boss, Sony, Crest, Avon, Dell, Volkswagen, Virgin, Coca Cola, Smirnoff, Ikea, Panasonic, Adidas, Beyoncé for o2 and H&M, amongst others.

With a love of the arts, Jonas endeavors to explore all facets and mediums in the art world. His art projects have been exhibited in Frankfurt, Seoul and Stockholm. He also created and directed a circus in Stockholm. His still photography has been featured on numerous album covers as well as magazines such as The Face, Elle, Flair, and V magazine to name a few. Jonas directed “Place,” featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna for television, made an introduction film “Abba World” dedicated to the famous Swedish pop group Abba and collaborated with well known artist Francesco Vezzoli to direct “Moca,” a film about the musical held at the Los Angeles Moca museum’s 30th anniversary which featured Lady Gaga and the Ballet Russo.

He is represented globally by distinguished production and management companies including RSA/Black Dog Films, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Limited, Soixante Quinze, Anonymous/Serial Pictures.

AWARDS

(Among others)

2017 – Grammy Nomination – Beyoncé Lemonade “Best Music Film”
2016 – MTV, Video Music Award – Best female video  for Beyoncé “Hold Up” and Breakthrough Long Form for Beyoncé “Lemonade”
2016 – Emmy nomination – Beyoncé Lemonade “Outstanding Variety Special”
2015 – Emmy nomination – Beyonce And JAY Z On The Run “Outstanding Special Class Program”
2015 – Webby Award – David Guetta “Dangerous”
2014 – Camerimage “Outstanding Achievement”
2014 – Grammy – Paul McCartney’s “Live Kisses”
2011 – UK MVA Awards – Icon Award
2011 – Echo Awards – Best National Video for Rammsteins “Ich tu dir weh”
2010 – MVA Awards – Lady Gaga feat Beyoncé “Telephone” Best collaboration
2009 – MVPA Awards – Lady Gaga “Paparazzi”
2008 – MVPA Awards – James Blunt “Same mistake”
2008 – Grammy – Madonna’s NBC Special “The Confessions Tour”
2008 – Silver Addy – Dell “Work it Out”
2007 – MVPA Hall of Fame – Prodigy “Smack My Bitch Up”
2006 – Cannes Grand Prix 2006 – “GTI Campaign” Volkswagen
2006 – Cannes Gold Lions – “Pimp my Auto” Volkswagen
2004 – MVPA Awards – Robbie Williams “Come Undone”
1998 – Grammy – Madonna “Ray of Light”
1998 – The Swedish Grammy Jury’s special award
1997/1998 – several MTV, Video Music Awards – Madonna “Ray of Light” (including Best Video, Best Director)
1997/1998 – several MTV, Video Music Awards – Prodigy “Smack My Bitch Up”

MUSIC VIDEOS

BEYONCÉ – Haunted
BEYONCÉ – Hold Up
BEYONCÉ – Superpower
BLINK 182 – Miss You
BLONDIE – Good Boys
BRITNEY SPEARS – Hold it against me
CHRISTINA AGUILERA – Beautiful
COLDPLAY – Magic
COLDPLAY – True Love
DAVID GUETTA – Dangerous
DAVID GUETTA FEATURING RIHANNA – Who’s that chick? (Night version)
DURAN DURAN – Girl Panic!
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – Undead
JAMES BLUNT – Same mistake
JANES ADDICTION – True Nature
LADY GAGA – John Wayne
LADY GAGA – Paparazzi
LADY GAGA – Telephone featuring Beyonce
MADONNA – American Life
MADONNA – Bitch I’m Madonna
MADONNA – Celebration
MADONNA – Ghosttown
MADONNA – Jump
MADONNA – Music
MADONNA – Ray Of Light
MARION COTTILARD FEAT. FRANZ FERDINAND – Eyes Of Mars
MAROON 5 – Wake Up Call
MAROON 5 FEATURING CHRISTINA AGUILERA – Moves like Jagger
METALLICA – ManUNkind
METALLICA – Turn The Page
OZZY OSBOURNE – Gets Me Through
OZZY OSBOURNE – Let me hear you scream
PAUL MCCARTNEY – Lonely Road
PER GESSLE – Kix
PINK – Sober
PRODIGY – Smack My Bitch Up
PUSSY RIOT – Make America Great Again
RAMMSTEIN – Ich Tu Dir Weh
RAMMSTEIN – Mann Gegen Mann
RAMMSTEIN – Mein Land
RAMMSTEIN – Pussy
RIHANNA – Who’s that chick? (Day version)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS – Come Undone
ROLLING STONES – Rain Fall Down
ROSE MCGOWAN – RM486
SIGUR RÓS – Óveður
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Everlasting Gaze
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Try
THE ROLLING STONES – Doom And Gloom
THE STRUTS – Could Have Been Me
U2 – Beautiful Day
ALI G FEAT. SHAGGY – Me, Julia
ANOUK – Good God
CANDLEMASS – Bewitched
CARDIGANS – My Favourite Game
DAVID GUETTA – When Love Takes Over
DAVID GUETTA FEATURING RIHANNA – Who’s that chick? (Day version)
EVERLAST – Black Jesus
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – Hear me now
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – NO5
IGGY POP – Corruption
IZABELLA – Shame Shame Shame
JAMIROQUAI – Canned Heat
JENNIFER LOPEZ – Fresh Out The Oven
KEITH FLINT – Aim 4
KID ROCK – Amen
LENNY KRAVITZ – I Can Fall In Love Again
MACY GRAY – Still
MADONNA – Bitch I’m Madonna REMIX
MADONNA – Celebration Fans
MAROON 5 – The Daylight Project
MAROON 5 FEAT CHRISTINA AGUILERA – Moves like Jagger (Fan version)
MEJA – Rainbow
METALLICA – Whiskey In The Jar
MIKA – We Are Golden
MOBY – James Bond Theme
MOBY – Porcelain
N.E.R.D – Hot ‘n’ Fun
PAOLA – Above The Candystore
PER GESSLE – Do You Wanna Be My Baby
PER GESSLE – I Want You To Know
PER GESSLE – Kix-Cha-Cha Director’s cut
PRIMAL SCREAM – Country Girl
RIHANNA – Who’s that chick? (Night version)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS – Sexed Up
ROBIN THICKE – Get Her Back
ROXETTE – A Thing About You
ROXETTE – Anyone
ROXETTE – Fingertips
ROXETTE – June Afternoon
ROXETTE – One Wish
ROXETTE – Run to you
ROXETTE – The Center Of The Heart Is A Suburb To The Brain
ROXETTE – Un Dia Sin Ti
ROXETTE – Vulnerable
ROXETTE – Wish I Could Fly
SATYRICON – Fuel For Hatred
SINCLAIR – A La Ronde
STINA NORDENSTAM – Circus
TEXAS – Carnival Girl
U2 – Walk On
WHALE – Pay For Me

COMMERCIALS

OLD NAVY, CADILLAC, CALVIN KLEIN, GIVENCHY, AZZARO, MARKS & SPENCER, GARNIER, BARNES & NOBLE, ZALANDO, LEXUS, KILLER QUEEN, LOTUS / DAFT PUNK, O2, ZEGNA, JUST CAVALLI, DAVIDOFF, HUGO BOSS, CASTELLO, H&M, DIOR, PACO RABANNE, PEUGEOT, SONY, REVEAL, MARTINI GOLD, VIRGIN, WILLIAM RAST, CITROËN, DELL, VOLKSWAGEN, MARTELL, KMART, BEATS BY DRE, CREST, BHS, PUMA, ADIDAS, FCUK, SMIRNOFF, AVEENO, DOOM AND GLOOM – Espn spot, OLAY, MAYBELLINE, WEIGHT WATCHERS, COVER GIRL, LOREAL, JOHNNIE WALKER, TARGET, REVLON, ESTEE LAUDER, KOHLS, AVON, SMIRNOFF, SWIFTCOVER, NIKON, JAMESON, MERCEDES BENZ, JC PENNEY, YR, MQ, SKITTLES, MARIESTAD, JOHN FRIEDA, AXA, SUNSILK, COCA-COLA, STARZ, COMMIT, PANASONIC, TAB, IKEA, ADRESSÄNDRING, VIRGIN MOBILE, VAUXHALL, OAS, MCDONALD’S, UNIVERSAL THEME PARK, VICHY NOUVEAU, ZOEGA, MINI ARLA, FESTIS, ALADDIN, KAPPAHL, IPREN, SBAB, CANON, VÄGVERKET, SHELL, WASA, BJÄRE.

SHORTS AND FEATURES

Taylor Swift, T.S. 1989 World Tour Live Film – Apple/Serial Pictures
Beyoncé & Jay-Z – On The Run HBO Special RSA/Black Dog Films
Paul McCartney, Live Kisses Documentary – MPL / Serial Pictures
Small Apartments, Feature Film – Morocco Junction / Deep Sky Entertainment
Hollywood Undead documentary – RSA Films/ Octone Records
William Rast short film – RSA Films
Horsemen, Feature Film – Mandate pictures/Platinum Dunes
Madonna Confessions Tour, NBC Special – RSA/Black Dog Films
I’m going to tell you a secret, Documentary – Lucky Lou Productions
Spun, Feature film- Muse Productions
Good Boys, Short Film – Renck Åkerlund Films
The Eye, Short Film – Pettersson Åkerlund
Try, Short Film – Pettersson Åkerlund
Turn the Page, Short Film – Pettersson Åkerlund
The Hidden , Short Film – Pettersson Åkerlund
Behind Enemy Lines, Short Film – Pettersson Åkerlund / TV4

ART PROJECTS

Daydreaming – with James Lavelle
Moca 30th anniversary – Collaborated with Francesco Vezzoli
Place – Featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna, Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre 2009
A Jonas Åkerlund Experience, Dance museum Stockholm 2005/06
3’Frankfurt Schrin 2004
Media City Seuol 2000
Super Cirkör, live circus extravaganza – Super Cirkör 1998