Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Watch "Wild Night with Emily" at home



After a successful theatrical run in 2019 when the film opened in over 200 theaters, Wild Nights with Emily is now available on-demand, on DVD and on Hulu! More info here: www.wildnightswithemily.com


Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Sprit Awards 2020

It was a great honor to be nominated to the John Cassavetes Award at Film Independent's Sprit Awards for my role as Producer of "Wild Nights with Emily". The Award's gala took place in Santa Monica, and was great fun.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

"Are We Lost Forever" world premiere

David Färdmars feature film debut "Are We Lost Forever", that I produced, had its world premiere at the Göteborg International Film Festival in January 2020.



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

My Directing Reel

Please check out my directing reel that I just posted on imdb. It includes scenes from my latest films "Flatbush Luck" (to premiere in 2016), "Kiss Me, Kill Me" (now at festivals), "A Last Farewell" (winner of 18 awards and still playing festivals), and my earlier features "Going Down in LA-LA Land" (watch it now on Netflix!) and "Violet Tendencies" (watch it now on Hulu!).

http://www.imdb.com/video/user/vi2716251417?ref_=nm_rvd_vi_2



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

DNA Interview about KISS ME KILL ME




In this 4 page spread, by writer Jesse Archer, I talk about working with our amazing actors -- including Gale Harold, Van Hansis, Shangela, and Matthew Ludwinski. David Michael Barrett's inspiration for the screenplay, movie fundraising, my other new film "Flatbush Luck", what I miss about Sweden, and much more! Check it out here.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Monologue from "Wolf of Wall Street"





Back in December 2012, I was hired to play one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character’s office workers in the film "The Wolf of Wall Street". I was one of 200 guys who worked 15 hour days for a week under direction of Martin Scorsese. This was great for me as needed the income to make my SAG health insurance that year. It was also a great experience to be right there and get to observe Marty directing. 

In one of the film's big scenes, Leonardo gives an intense speech about how we should all get on our phones and sell Steve Madden stock. We, the office workers, were all directed to cheer, applaud, and go mad over what he says and at the end of his speech we all get on the phones and start selling like crazy. This went on for a full day — same speech over and over again. At one point, in order for Leonardo to rest his voice when the cameras were shooting him from behind, he just mimed along to his own recording. The rest if us still cheered on like maniacs.

A year later I went to a pre-release screening of the film attended by Leonardo who told the audience that he had felt so energized doing those speeches because he got this amazing response from 200 guys who were screaming back at him and egging him on. He felt bad though he said, because everyone had to act excited even though they had to listen to him do this over and over again. Of course I can’t speak for everyone there, but shooting those scenes was exciting EVERY time. Leo’s performance was electrifying, and though I'm  not  a sales guy (at all!) —  at the end of Leo's big speech,  all I wanted to do was to get on that phone and start selling — EVERY time! He was that good. 

While watching Leo perform this one speech over and over again for an entire day I started memorizing it. Last year I brought it in to my acting class to work on. Inspired by Leo, I too get pretty worked up at the end of it. Please check out the video and let me know what you think! Also, note that this is the whole speech (as far as I recall). In the finished movie some parts of it were edited out. Oh, and if you haven’t seen "The Wolf of Wall Street" make sure to check it out — DiCaprio definitely deserved that Oscar nomination. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pride of the Ocean goes to Hawaii


After my film A Last Farewell won the audience award at the Bear Film Festival in Vermont, I was invited to come along and screen the film at the Pride of the Ocean Film Festival on a cruise ship in Hawaii a couple of weeks ago. This is my 4th trip with this amazing festival. There are some great people running Pride of the Ocean and we had so much fun; watching films, talking about films, group dinners, and of course exploring the different islands of Hawaii where the cruise ship took us (though I have to admit - I also spent quite some time of the trip working my current Kickstarter campaign). Anyway, I would highly recommend other filmmakers to apply to the festival and hopefully get to go on next year's cruises to the Caribbean or Alaska.

Good morning Big Island!
Programming Director John Scagliotti with Susi Walsh and Bob.

Spending time at the wonderful "Little Beach" on Maui. 
Some of the Pride of the Ocean group.

Leaving Kauai early in the morning.
Thanks Susi Walsh for catching me in the act...
...of taking a fabulous selfie!