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Andreas Dalsgaard

Director / Writer / Producer

Andreas graduated from the National Film School of Denmark as a fiction film director in 2009. He has studied visual anthropology at Université Denis Diderot Paris VII and holds a BA in Anthropology from University of Aarhus. He is director, producer, and co-founder of Elk Film. His work has a strong focus on social and cultural change, and is based on his background as an anthropologist.

Andreas' award-winning films have been shown at film festivals around the world and include titles such as Afghan Muscles (2007, winner American Film Institute Grand Prix), Copenhagen (2009, winning the World's Best Graduation), The Human Scale ( 2012, Al Jazeera Grand Prix), Life is Sacred (2015, Robert nominated), the War Show (2016, winner of the Venice Days, Gothenburg film Festival, Bodil Prize and others), as well as several other films. Andreas writes and directs both film and theater, and has held master classes on his work in many countries.

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Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani

Editor / Director

Nicolás is an Argentinean-born film maker and graphic designer. After studying Sound Design in Dublin, he completed a Visual Communication degree from Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona and Roskilde University in Denmark, where he specialized in narrative structures.

Since 2009 he lives and works in Copenhagen as a film editor with a strong focus on documentary storytelling. His last documentary as an editor “Cold Case Hammarskjöld” won the Directing Award at Sundance 2019. Nicolás is co-founder of Elk Film and he has worked closely together with Andreas Dalsgaard since 2010 in amongst others “Life is Sacred” and “The Human Scale”, as well as in Elk Films own productions.

Nicolás combines his work at Elk Film with collaborations as an editor and consultant for companies like the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), Wingman Media, Danish Doc Production, Haslund Film, Final Cut for Real and Fox Media among others.

 


Sofie Husum Johannesen

Visual Anthropologist & Project Manager at Dinner & Docs

Sofie joined Elk Film as an intern after completing her MA in Visual Anthropology from Aarhus University in 2016. During her studies she undertook longer anthropological studies in Southeast Asia, Africa and Peru. Sofie is now project coordinator at Elk Film and project manager at Dinner & Docs.

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Birgitte Keseler

Producer Assistant & Production Manager

Birgitte holds a BA in Anthropology at University of Copenhagen in 2013. She has worked with Elk Film since 2014. Since then she has been a part of all the different processes of Elk's minor and bigger productions as a producer assistant, production manager, accountant and much more. Birgitte works part time in a local cinema from where she has a thorough knowledge of the documentary world.