Runar was born in Trondheim, Norway and began traveling
and visiting the US at an early age. Raised in an artistic and
entrepreneurial family, his father being a known musician and his
grandfather a talented painter, his passion for theater and film came
early on. In the early 90s he attended film studies
but passionately dropped out, and continued traveling and being involved in smaller scale Independent films, publishing surrealistic poetry writings and
being involved in the family businesses in Europe. Following a series
of career paths in several Industries, even in the business side of the
NBA and Utah Jazz organization, he established Jackfruit Studios, an
advanced Post-Production facility and network, for Film and TV in
Europe in 2011.
Working with major Film and TV Studios across Northern Europe, he
again shifted his focus to the creative and joined forces with several
Photographers, Film Production Companies and Artists and began
Directing and producing Music Videos, Fashion Shoots, high end
Corporate projects, Animation and Short Films.
In 2013 he relocated back to the US and established Jackfruit Studios
in New York and L.A. and Utah and began developing the feature film
“Jessica Frost” together with fellow Co-Producer and Writer, Cristo M.
Sanchez. The film is scheduled to begin filming in 2018.
Name: Runar Berntsen
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Jackfruit Studios, LLC and Blue 87 Productions
Occupation: Director, Producer, Content Creator, Filmmaker and Screenwriter
Film by Runar Berntsen (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Producer, Director A young woman searching for the origins of her past is thrown into a turbulent journey through the desert when a time-traveling psychopath begins hunting her.
Film (short) by Sam Shave Producer
El Mirage: Fashion
Film (short) by Morten Qvale (Fantasy) Producer
Film (short) by Runar Berntsen (Drama) Director