Our Team / Partners

 
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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. 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), Danish Doc Production, Haslund Film, Final Cut for Real and Fox Media among others.

 

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Sune Lolk

Line Producer / Administrator

Sune is the administrative leg of Elk Film, taking care of everything from udgetting, accounting and general logistics to hitting the nails in the wall. He's an experienced line producer and production manager of national and international film productions, TV-series, commercials and events.

He lived seven years in Colombia, where he worked as a production service producer performing a variety of functions for, among others, DR, NRK, New York Times, Zodiak Entertainment, Danish companies in South America and the Colombian-Scandinavian chamber of commerce. Furthermore he has many years of experience on set as gaffer on various feature film productions in Denmark and abroad.

 


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 MA she specialized in experimental hybrid documentaries and working with participatory and collaborative filmic strategies. During her studies she has undertook longer anthropological studies in Southeast Asia, Africa and Peru. At Elk Film Sofie functions as a researcher, assistant editor 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.

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Louis Francisco Vernal

Anthropologist and Intern

Louis is an anthropologist from the University of Copenhagen, where he has also studied film and media. Before joining Elk Film as an intern, Louis has worked with project management and creative consulting for the Roskilde Festival, Copenhagen Architecture Festival & Copenhagen Fashion Week.

 

Amanda is our voluntary assistant at Dinner & Docs. She studies Technoanthropology at Aalborg University in Copenhagen and is very interested in the sociocultural relationship between humans and technology. Amanda has a background in hospitality and service and assists with planning and hosting our Dinner & Docs events.