- Apr 1, 1965
Bio: Tomas Alfredson started his movie career by working as an assistant at Svensk Filmindustri. He spent a couple of years directing music videos and another couple of years starting up Swedish television channel TV4. At TV4 Tomas was part of building the entertainment department and initiated several long term successes such as "Fort Boyard".
After his… More Bio: Tomas Alfredson started his movie career by working as an assistant at Svensk Filmindustri. He spent a couple of years directing music videos and another couple of years starting up Swedish television channel TV4. At TV4 Tomas was part of building the entertainment department and initiated several long term successes such as "Fort Boyard".
After his time at TV4 Tomas spent the next few years at SVT, the Swedish public broadcaster, with popular television series such as "Ikas TV-kalas" and entertainment show "7 till 9" together with legendary television producer Bo Rehnberg. In the early nineties Tomas directed his first television series for SVTs drama department, "Bert", a hugely successful family entertainment series. When the popular character was taken to the big screen in 1995 in Bert - den siste oskulden (Bert - The Last Virgin), Tomas was nominated to a Guldbagge Award for best director (the official Swedish film award, awarded annually since 1964 by the Swedish Film Institute).
By the end of the nineties Tomas became part of Killinggnget (a Swedish comedy group consisting of Sweden's most prominent comedians) when he worked on their production Fyra sm filmer (Four Little Films), four one-hour long, free standing films. The media satire Gunnar Rehlin - en liten film om att gra ngon mycket illa, the romantic comedy Ben och Gunnar, the film about the world's worst documentary filmmaker P sista versen and finally the mocumenatry Torsk p Tallinn that has become a television classic, winning both Swedish and international awards.
The collaboration with Killinggnget continued with the stage production "Glenn Killing p Grand - lite sng, lite dans, lite naket" and the next year the humorous web site "Spermaharen". In 2004 Tomas directed Four Shades of Brown which was Killinggngets first feature film. The film was won four Guldbagge awards and Tomas was awarded best director. In the fall of 2009 Tomas will make his debut as a director at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm together with Killinggnget.
Tomas Alfredson has also had a long collaboration with author Klas stergren which started with the critically acclaimed series "Offer och grningsmn", and a few years later "Soldater i mnsken". Most recently they created the 2006 Christmas calendar television show "En decemberdrm" for SVT. During 2007 Tomas directed Hur tnker hon? featuring comedian Johan Rheborg and sold out at Lisebergsteatern, Rival , China teatern and Circus.
Less known facts about Tomas are his cooking talents and that he was an awkward sing-along host together with Jonas Gardell at Vasateatern.
In 2001 Tomas Alfredson was awarded the price of the Swedish Film Critic Association and the scholarship of the Elisabet Srenson memorial foundation.
TOMAS ALFREDSON'S FILMOGRAPHY:
2005 JULKALENDERN (Advent Calendar) (TV) SVT
2004 FYRA NYANSER AV BRUNT (Four Shades of Brown) (feature film) SFI, SVT Drama, NordiskFilm/TV Fund
BEST DIRECTOR, Swedish Film Institute's Guldbagge Awards 2004
BEST FILM, Swedish Film Critics Association Award 2004
BEST FOREIGN FILM 2004 Copenhagen Night Film Festival 2004
2003 KONTORSTID (Office Hours) (feature film) SFI, SVT, SF, Film i Vst
2000 SOLDATER I MNSKEN (Soldiers by Moonlight) (TV) SVT Drama
BEST DIRECTOR, Rembrandt Award - Amsterdam 2000
BEST DIRECTOR, Golden Rockie Award - Banff Canada 2000
1999 TORSK P TALLINN (Screwed in Tallinn) (TV) SVT Drama
GOLDEN GATE AWARD - San Francisco 2000
1999 BEN OCH GUNNAR (Ben and Gunnar) (TV) SVT Drama
1999 GUNNAR RHELIN - EN LITEN FILM OM ATT GRA NGON ILLA(Gunnar Rehlin - A Short Film About Hurting Somebody) (TV) SVT Drama
1999 EN LITEN FILM OM DDEN (A Short Film About Death) (TV) SVT Drama Stockholm
1999 OFFER OCH GRNINGSMN (Victim and Perpetrator) (TV) SVT Drama
1995 BERT - DEN SISTE OSKULDEN (Bert: The Last Virgin) (TV) SVT Drama
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