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About Bjarne

Danish Screenwriter, Composer and Web Designer Bjarne O. started out playing the drums in a warm-up band for Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Today, he's a multi-produced Screenwriter, a prolific Composer of Virtual Orchestra Music, and a sought-after Designer of Cutting Edge Websites.

Bjarne O. has been produced for over 100 million; box office hit, hit TV series; won international awards. His music bridges Modern and Classical, West and East, and spans from Rock and Pop to Romance to Horror.

“We would be very proud to count you among our members, and feel that your contribution would help the Academy to protect and strengthen European cinema as well as its artistic and commercial values."

— European Film Academy

Awarded the SILVER NYMPH in Monte Carlo for BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY for his debut: Comedy drama Eddie Holm's Second Life for Denmark's largest TV station DR, directed by Esben Høilund-Carlsen, and the Danish TV Movie that's been MOST VIEWED WORLD-WIDE. (The Danish TV drama production that comes closest is Matador.)

“A wry, bittersweet comedy, stuffed with laughs that travel lightheartedly beyond the program’s native Denmark. Includes a refreshingly original series of situations, one- liners, well-bred winks, poignant romance and suspense. A deserved Nymph. "

— VARIETY

Collaborated for 2 years with Erik Balling and Henning Bahs as script consultant at NORDIC FILM COMPANY (the world's oldest film company) invited by film director Erik Balling (Denmark's most popular film director - Matador, Olsen Banden) after he viewed Eddie Holm’s Second Life.

Single-writer EUROPEAN SCRIPT FUND AWARD, British Film Institute, for the action comedy thriller Herforth & Jensen:
"...a rare and special thing...an original and quirky proposal. The writing is technically accomplished, with a style that is punchy and exciting. A pacey comedy thriller. The dialogue moves quickly with depth of insight and clear, unmistakable humour. Tightly written with a strong and arresting story line. Has commercial sense. Avoids circus clown humour and espouses humour seen in acceptable and recognisable human shortcomings. A welcome change from the lacklustre run of submissions from Denmark so far.

DEREK FREY, e.g., licensed Bjarne O.'s music through AudioSparx (Associate Producer: Tim Burton's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, CORPSE BRIDE and SWEENY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET- Co-Producer: the critically acclaimed FRANKENWEENIE, among others.)

“Bjarne O. unfolds some very dramatic pictures in his almost symphonic orchestra-like compositions. I clearly see a movie before my eyes when I listen to Bjarne O.’s picturesque sound collages, and we don’t find ourselves in the melodramatic department. Bjarne O.’s music is fascinating and deeply moving at the same time.”

— Brian Mikkelsen, The Minister of Cultural Affairs in Denmark

Bjarne O.'s 400+ MUSIC TRACKS LICENSED WORLD-WIDE in 10+ Production Music Libraries, e.g., AudioSparx (USA), Proud Music Library (Germany), Rumblefish (USA), Zentropa Music (Denmark), ScoreAScore (USA), Musinc (UK), Beatpick (Italy) and Beatsuite (UK.) Music sold on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster, Spotify and 100 other Online Digital Download Music Stores.

“You have created an amazing and inspiring palette of sounds and a huge body of superb music."

— Martin Russell, Afro Celt Sound System

Awards

  • SILVER NYMPH in Monte Carlo for BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY for his debut: Comedy drama Eddie Holm's Second Life

  • Single-writer EUROPEAN SCRIPT FUND AWARD, British Film Institute, for the action comedy thriller Herforth & Jensen

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