Kick in a Bag

A promo for The Teenage Idols

'Kick in a Bag' a single from The Teenage Idols latest album 'Something Wicked'.
The Teenage Idols is best experienced live on a stage, so what could possibly be better than to let a documentary film maker capture them right where they belong. That task is not easily accomplished, as the band's performances may easily be mistaken for an out of control missile heading for space. Five cinemato-graphers equipped with A-Cams and surrounded by an ecstatic audience, they captured the Idols' performance of 'Kick in a bag' in one take. Straight up.Inspired by dadaist, surrealist and cubist Man Rays photographic experiments from the thirties, the creative teambrought the exposed film stock to the darkroom.

Without safety net or backup they went to work on the film with laser, flashlights, lighter, pearls, stockings and whatever they could find in the darkness. A technique quite fitting, considering the bands high esteem for the fine and glorious tradition of 'it’s now, or never'!

Production facts

Client: TTI
Agency Producer: Halvard Waldén
Production Company: Story AB
Director and cinematographer: Göran Olsson
Editor: Dino Jonsäter
Shootingformat Super 16.

Fuck You, Fuck You Very Much

The film with Leila K

Groundbreaking storytelling from the hard times of the 90’s.

Production facts

Director: Göran Olsson in collaboration with Carl-Johan Lindgren, Mia Engberg, David Aronowitsch and Patrick Bratt.
Financed by: The Swedish Filminstitute, Nordisk Film and TV Fund, The Swedish Television SVT, YLE, DR and NRK.

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Am I Black Enough For You with HRH Billy Paul

A feature documentary by Göran Olsson

Featuring BLANCHE WILLIAMS and
KENNY GAMBLE  CLIVE DAVIS  QUESTLOVE and SCHOOLLY D

- That one thing I told you Göran, why do you do so much work? Sometimes why did I do that song ? Because every song I do has a meaning. Mrs. Jones had a real meaning because there was a Mrs. Jones, and haven't even told you the story about Mrs. Jones.
- Please do.
- My wife is not Mrs. Jones. And she says one thing don't call me Mrs. Jones because I'm no Mrs. Jones! And we get into that later on... Mohammed Ali introduce me to her, I leave it to that. Me and my wife had broken up and I went to Louisville, Kentucky, and he was waiting for me at the airport, and I was is distress because I didn't want to break up with my wife at that time, but he said take the night of I'm going to introduce you somebody. And so the story started to happened, and I also got picked up in pieces as we moved along. I knew you where gonna ask me that question, it's so funny because when I started to sing that song I didn't know everybody had a Mrs. Jones. The hole world had a Mrs. Jones.

Production facts

Interviews, camera and sound
GÖRAN HUGO OLSSON JOHANNA OLOFSSON JENNY ÖRNBORN
Schnittmeister ANDERS REFN
Editing GÖRAN HUGO OLSSON
MIA ENGBERG DINO JONSÄTER
Art Director STEFANIA MALMSTEN
Research KATARINA WÅHLBERG
Sound Design ESA NISSI / KLAFFI
Additional Sound ÅSA JACOBSSON
Sound Mix MEGURU FILM SOUND

Production Assistants
TIM DAHLBERG JOHN OLSSON
Music Licensing ANDERS ENGSTRÖM / PICNIC MUSIC PUBLISHING
Filmlab and Post Production NORDISK FILM POST PRODUCTION STOCKHOLM
Co-producer Denmark HENRIK VEILEBORG / COSMO FILM DOC APS
Co-producer  Finland KIMMO PAANANEN / KLAFFI PRODUCTIONS
Associated Producers BEVERLY GAY CHRISTIAN WÅHLBERG
Co-producer SVERIGES TELEVISION,
SVT STOCKHOLM KULTUR / VERA BONNIER
Produced by STORY AB

With support by
The Swedish Film Instituet / Tove Torbiörnsson The Nordic Film & TV Fond / Eva Færevaag 
The Danish Film Institute / Michael Haslund-Christensen The Finnish Film Foundation / 
Miia Haavisto The Swedish Arts Grants Committee The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency / The Department of Arts and Culture / The Swedish National Arts Council     
In association with ETV / Marje Jurtshenko NRK / Tore Tomter YLE Teema Ateljee / Outi Saarikoski 
DR / Flemming Grentz and Rainbow Circle Films
Produced by JENNY ÖRNBORN STORY AB
© 2009 Story AB and Sveriges Television AB

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Am I Black Enough For You with HRH Billy Paul

 

a film by Göran Olsson

Featuring BLANCHE WILLIAMS and
KENNY GAMBLE  CLIVE DAVIS  QUESTLOVE and SCHOOLLY D

- That one thing I told you Göran, why do you do so much work? Sometimes why did I do that song ? Because every song i do has a meaning. Mrs Jones had a real meaning because there was a mrs Jones, and haven't even told you the story about mrs Jones.
- Please do.
- My wife is not mrs Jones. And she says one thing don´t call me mrs Jones because I'm no mrs Jones! And we get into that later on... Mohammed Ali introduce me to her, i leave it to that. Me and my wife had broken up and I went to Louisville Kentucky and he was waiting for me at the airport, and I was is distress because I didn't want to break up with my wife at that time, but he said take the night of I´m going to introduce you somebody. And so the story started to happened, and I also got picked up in pieces ass we moved along.
I knew you where gonna ask me that question, its so funny because when I started to sing that song i didn't know everybody had a mrs Jones. The hole world had a mrs Jones.

8 October 2006

En film om Olle Ljungström/A film about Olle Ljungström

A documentary by Jacob Frössén

I januari 2006 ringde Jacob Frössén upp Olle Ljungström utan att känna honom särskilt väl för att fråga om han fick göra en film om honom. Olle bemötte idén med stor entusiasm ”Du anar inte hur smickrad jag blir...” ”Du får filma allt förutom när jag går på toaletten”, med dom orden på minnet har regissören Jacob Frössén nu följt Olle de senaste tre åren.
 
Största delen av filmen filmade Jacob själv, en medveten tanke, det var viktigt att känna att det inte fanns ett filmteam bakom kameran och i kulisserna. Detta gav resultat i att han och Olle kom varandra väldigt nära under filmandet, vilket har avspegling i filmen.

Olle Ljungströms karriär började i bandet Reeperbahn i slutet av 70-talet och följdes upp på 90-talet som hyllad soloartist, de senaste åren har varit tysta men nu är äntligen något på gång. Detta är filmen om mannen som slog igenom som mycket ung och sedan dess levt mer än de flesta.

Premiär: 23 januari, Folkets bio, visas i Stockholm, Malmö, Lund, Norrköping och Västerås
Tider för biografvisning i Stockholm:
Fre-sö. kl. 18.00, lö-sö även kl. 15.00
Mån - to 18.45,  Pris 50kr.


TV-sändning: 27 februari

Production facts

Längd: 57 minuter
Inspelningsformat: DVcam
Leveransformat: Digibeta
Visningsformat: Digibeta, DVD
Aspect ratio: 16:9 anamorfisk
Produktionsår: 2009
Inspelning: januari 2006 – november 2008
Klippning: höst/vinter 2008

Regi: Jacob Frössén
Produktionsbolag: Story AB
Producenter: David Aronowitsch och Göran Olsson / Story AB


Samproducent: SVT STOCKHOLM / Kultur, projektledare Vera Bonnier
Stöd från: Film Stockholm, Ulf Andersson-Greek samt Svenska Filminstitutet, Tove Torbiörnsson

Foto: Jacob Frössén
Foto och Ljud under intervjuer: Anders Kronborg
Ljudmix: Anders Nyström
Klipp: Thomas Lagerman
Text & Musik: Olle Ljungström & Heinz Liljedahl, Reeperbahn (Ljunsgtröm & Sundqvist)
Grafik: Jacob Frössén
Konsult: Dino Jonsäter
Koordinator: Annika Rogell

Stillbildsfoto från: Misse Ljungström, Anders Ljungström, Olle Ljungström, Helene Schmitz, Pelle Sundqvist, Peter von Gegerfelt, Ola Andersson, Tomas Gidén, Eddie Sjöberg, Ullis Wesley, Jouni Tervalampi, Anti Wendel, Johan Ödmann
Arkivmaterial och Super 8 från: Anders Ljungström, Mats Wigerdal, SVT, Z-TV, SF, TV8

Presskontakt: Jacob Frössén
Tel: 070-7555029
Mail: jacob@jacobfrossen.com

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I Like it Like it Was

A film by Farnaz Arbabi and Parasto Backman

The film premiered at the Göteborg International Film Festival 2011.

In 1991 three teen girls called Midi, Maxiand Efti became celebrities over night and the suburb Akalla was suddenly known all over Sweden. Fifteen years later two old friends try to make a film about the phenomenon. But Midi, Maxi and Efti no longer have contact, and they are not at all interested in talking about the past. A melancholically journey to the past by two friends who have a hard time letting go.

"I like it like it is
and I like it like it was
but I'm not so sure any more
any any more..."

-from Bad Bad Boys by Midi, Maxi & Efti 

Production facts

Directors: Farnaz Arbabi, Parasto Backman Film
Editing: Tomas Lagerman 
Sound design: Anders Nyström 
Graphic design: Parasto Backman 
Producer:Anna-Maria Kantarius 
Associated Producers Story:D.Aronowitsch and Göran Olsson 
With the support of: Film Stockholm, The Swedish Film Institute/Andra Lasmanis

 


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Fonko (TV series)

 

A television series about the musical revolution taking place in Africa today - narrated by Neneh Cherry

While southern Europe is crumbling, Angola is the world’s fastest growing economy. In Africa’s rapidly developing cities, urban musicians are creating sounds that have come to define the new generation. Urban music like kuduro, coupé-décalé and azonto have arisen out of social change and have come to define a new African identity shaped by post-colonial consciousness. In a six part television series, the ”Fonko” team will meet the most exciting musicians, djs and bloggers from Angola, Senegal, Nigeria and other countries in their home environments, as well as international artists who have been influenced by modern African music.

 

Production facts

Year of production: 2013/2014

Shooting format: HD
Duration: 6x28 minutes, 3x52 minutes, 90 minute feature version
Directors: Daniel Jadama & Lars Lovén
Creative director: Göran Olsson
Producer: Tobias Janson
Narration: Neneh Cherry
Camera: Ania Winiarska
Editing: Mikael Jönsson
Graphic design: Sepidar Hosseini

Produced by Story AB

in co-production with Eva Beckman/SVT, Jutta Krug/WDR and Esther van Messel/First Hand Film
Supported by Cecilia Lidin/SFI, Jane Roscoe/SBS, YLE, DR, NRK

World Sales: First Hand Films

 

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Fonko

 

Fonko is a feature length documentary about social and political changes in the new Africa as seen through an avalanche of striking, innovative and visual music.

In the Manding language Fonko means "the thing", in Wolof "to take care of each other". The great musical revolution of today takes place in Africa, where urban club music is merging with traditional styles. New technology and swift communications has released super talents of the continent, spreading music, arts and ideas to the rest of the world.

In Fonko we meet some of the most outspoken, creative and interesting artists of today that redefines the image of Africa, traveling from Dakar in the west through Accra, Lagos and Luanda to Johannesburg in the south. Throughout the movie we also hear the voice of Fela Kuti, one of the continent's greatest musical icons and political activists. Fela speaks through early recorded interviews.

 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:

           2016:

Gothenburg Film Festival
Beat Film Festival  
Krakow Film Festival
In-Edit Festival (Sao Paolo, Bogota, Athens, Barcelona & Santiago) 
London Film Festival
DocLisboa 
Festival Dei Popoli 
Porto/Post/Doc Festival

           2017:

FIPA 
Rotterdam Film Festival 
Seeyousound Festival
Ambulante Festival
Musical Ecran- Festival de documentaries musicaux Boudeaux
MOOV Film Festival
The African Street Style Festival London

 

Production facts

Year of production: 2015/2016

Shooting format: HD
Duration: 87 minutes
Directors: Lamin Daniel Jadama, Göran Olsson & Lars Lovén
Producer: Tobias Janson
Camera: Ania Winiarska, Lamin Daniel Jadama, Göran Olsson & Lars Lovén
Editing: Limpasen Game
Graphic design: Sepidar Hosseini

Produced by Story AB

in co-production with WDR/Jutta Krug, First Hand Films/Esther van Messel, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Cecilia Lidin and Nordisk Film & TV Fond/Karolina Lidin

World Sales: First Hand Films

 

 

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