September 17, 2017

Meet the key staff members of Auto Images.


Magnus Gertten,
Director, Producer & Auto Images Co-owner 

Magnus Gertten has a background as TV and radio journalist. Since 1998 he has directed a large number of documentaries. Most of Gertten’s films have been shown internationally at film festivals and by leading European and international broadcasters. Magnus Gertten’s works include feature length documentaries Becoming Zlatan and Every Face Has a Name. Becoming Zlatan, co-directed with his younger brother Fredrik Gertten premiered at the 2015 IDFA festival and is currently travelling international festivals and being sold for distribution worldwide. Every Face Has a Name was co-produced and pre-sold to 11 broadcasters worldwide and has received several international awards, including a FIPRESCI Award. His film Tusen Bitar / A Thousand Pieces, co-directed with Stefan Berg, has sold over 160.000 tickets in Nordic cinemas. His documentary Harbour of Hope had Swedish cinema release and its international festival premiere at Thessaloniki Documentary Filmfestival in March 2012. Among Magnus’ other films are Rolling Like a Stone (2005) and Long Distance Love (2008). Rolling Like a Stone won the Best Music Documentary Award at the Silverdocs/AFI Festival in 2006. Long Distance Love won Best Documentary at Hamptons International Film Festival in 2009.

Magnus Gertten is a member of European Film Academy and EDN - European Documentary Network.
E-mail: magnus.gertten(@)


Ove Rishøj Jensen, 
Producer & Outreach Manager

Since 2011 Ove has been Outreach Manager and later also Producer for the Swedish production company Auto Images, and has been involved in Only the Devil Lives Without Hope, The Last Circus Princess, Patriotic Highway, Every Face Has a Name and a number of international co-productions. He has also initiated the regional development program Malmø Doc Lab.  

In addition to producing and co-producing films, he gives lectures and run workshops about documentary script writing, project development, impact and distribution. From 2003 to 2019 Ove worked for EDN - European Documentary Network.  
E-mail: ove (@)



Sebastian Claesson,

Sebastian has a background as a researcher and producer in radio- and television-journalism. He's been a part of Auto Images since 2012 when he began doing archival research for the WWII-survivor drama Every Face Has a Name (2015). His assignments range from everything between character research, to location scouting, to sourcing archives in search of the ultimate footage. The latter being a major part of his work for Magnus Gertten's docs Tusen bitar (2014) and Becoming Zlatan (2015).

Sebastian has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the School of Journalism at Gothenburg University.
E-mail: sebastian(@)



Lennart Ström,
Auto Images Co-owner

Lennart Ström studied media education at Dramatiska Institutet 1984-85 and has been a co-owner of Auto Images since 2000. He worked for BUFF, the Children and Youth Film Festival in Malmö since 1986 and was the festival director since 1999. He was part of initiating the regional fund Film in Skåne and was the Manager there between 1996-2000.

At Auto Images Lennart Ström has produced and co-produced a long list of documentaries and fiction films. This includes the Danish family film Tinke in 2001 and Leif Magnusson's film Doxa in 2005 and documentaries Becomin Zlatan, Every Face Has a Name, A Thousand Pieces/Tusen Bitar, Harbour of Hope and many more.



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