Johan Bodell

Johan Bodell

Director at Kw Studios
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Göteborg, Sweden

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About Johan

Johan Bodell is an award-winning Swedish Director whose ingenuity, positivity, and compelling storytelling have earned him the reputation as a visionary. Throughout the course of his decade-long career, many of his films have been screened at various international film festivals. Most recently, he was awarded “Best Produced Script” at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival.

At just 11 years of age, Johan began using his family's old VHS camera to create films of his own, including space-themed short films with his friends. His passion for storytelling stayed with him into adulthood and ultimately culminated into his feature directorial debut entitled “The Cabin” (released in 2018, now available on DVD and all VOD platforms), which was picked up by High Octane Pictures for domestic distribution and international sales representation. A globally-acclaimed critical success, this horror film has already earned its investors back the funds they initially put in.

This Spielberg-inspired Film Director is eclectic in his creative tastes and masterfully dabbles in the haunting, dramatic, suspenseful, and everything in between. To him, nothing is more rewarding than a lifetime spent directing captivating stories that touch the lives of people from all walks of life.

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Credits

  • We have to go

    We have to go (2019)
    Film (short) (Drama, Thriller, War and Short) Director Reports about chaos, panic and troop movements are being broadcast on the radio. Both her husband and kids are away, the war has struck Sweden very suddenly. Despite this, Lisen and Per decides to head out on the Swedish countryside to track down their kids.

  • The Cabin

    The Cabin (2016 - 2018)
    Film by Coast Art Productions (Horror and Thriller) Director A young couple visit a remote cabin in the woods but on the way meet a suspicious stranger who holds a murderous secret.

  • Animal Society

    Animal Society (2017)
    Television (Documentary) Producer Documentary series about the different social behaviors of various animal groups and individual species, from seabirds to insects, schooling fish to great cats.

  • Rebecka Martinsson

    Rebecka Martinsson (2017)
    Television (Crime) Art department When a childhood friend suddenly dies Rebecka Martinsson returns home to the north of Kiruna. But not everything is what it seems.

  • Skogens Kol

    Skogens Kol (2015)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer A short documentary of one of Swedens largest charcoal factories. When it reached it's peak, 400 hundred people worked here, and exported coal and tar all over the world. Now, the only thing that remains is the buildings, and the silence.

  • Wallander

    Wallander (2015)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Existential detective Kurt Wallander must battle his own demons as he works to solve a series of bizarre crimes in southern Sweden. This series is made up of four distinct films, each one a mysterious journey into murder, deception, and baffling crimes. Follow Inspector Kurt Wallander - a disillusioned everyman - as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the seemingly sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in beautiful southern Sweden. Brilliantly acted and visually dazzling, Wallander is based on the bestselling Swedish crime novels by Henning Mankell. Written by cmwinn1227

  • Vitt skräp

    Vitt skräp (2014)
    Film Production coordinator

  • Surrealistiska Verkligheten

    Surrealistiska Verkligheten (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer A tragic comedy about a boy, trying to find a way to keep things normal at home after the mom has past away. The father has fallen into a deep depression, until he starts to believe that their old mop, is the dead mother.

  • Killer Raise

    Killer Raise (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Romance) Director Johnny and Danielle, both hardworking at a empty hostel. All Johnny wants is to get noticed by Danielle. All she wants is a Raise from her boss. Everything takes a turn to the unexpected when the boss eats a GMO apple.

  • Too Far from Home

    Too Far from Home (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department A desperate drug addict who associated himself with the wrong crowd, calls on his best friend from the past to save him from his dangerous predicament.

  • What If...

    What If... (2012)
    Film (Short, Action, Drama and Romance) Producer What if one small decision changed your life forever. What if you could have had the perfect life. What if the person you were meant to be with was gone because of you.

  • The Way Down

    The Way Down (2012)
    Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Director A policeman, trying to find out the truth. Josh, a teenager, in the interrogation, thinking of what happened that night, will he tell on his friends or can he tell what really happened?

  • 20:43

    20:43 (2006)
    Film Art department

Awards

  • Best produced script - Los Angeles Short Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Best documentary - Ransäter Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Best short film - Exit Film Festival
    (2013)

Education

  • SBCC
    (2012-2012)

  • Filmgymnasiet Gotland
    (2012-2012)

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