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. His most recent work Only the Devil Lives Without Hope has been selected to festivals and broadcasted world wide.
Magnus previous 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. It traveled international festivals and was 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.
Ove Rishøj Jensen,
Producer & Outreach Manager
Since 2011 Ove has been working for Auto Images, first as an Outreach Manager and later also as a Producer, being 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 (@)autoimages.se
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.
Caroline is a Director and Director of Photography. She released her first feature documentary Patriotic Highway in 2019. She has also directed a number of shorter productions. She works regularly as DOP in documentaries and other film productions. She most recently worked as DOP on Only the Devil Lives Without Hope, directed by Magnus Gertten.
Caroline began working with film in 2007, the same year she obtained her master’s degree in business and economics at Service Management, Lund University. Since then it’s been all about filmmaking.
E-mail: caroline (@) autoimages.se