We tell stories.
TINY LUMBERJACK is a production company based in Lund, in the south of Sweden, and consists of director/screenwriter/journalist Thérèse Ahlbeck and director/producer Marcus A. Olsson.
Thérèse Ahlbeck, born in Kristianstad, south of Sweden, is a Swedish film director, screenwriter and journalist. Her interest in filmmaking and storytelling began early. Soon after high school she earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Film at the University of Lund, followed by journalism studies at Skurup Folkhögskola. She has studied screenwriting at IHTV in Gothenburg and 2008 she earned a Master in film direction at Dramatiska Institutet (STDH). Her graduation film "Janna & Liv", starring Sofia Ledarp and Lo Kauppi, was nominated, by the Student Academy Award, to an Honorary Foreign Film Award, 2010. In addition to this "Janna & Liv" has won several international prizes. She has since then written and directed several award winning shorts, she has worked as host/reporter/producer at Sveriges Radio, UR Television and SVT, she recurrently teaches Film Directing at Skurup Folkhögskola and screenwriting at Tiny Lumberjack as well as taking on assignments as compere, host, moderator, and dramaturgist. 2016 she received the Cultural Award of the city of Kristianstad, with the motivation (shortened):
Marcus A. Olsson, born in Bjärred, south of Sweden, was one of the members of the celebrated comedy group Varanteatern, who later became Varan-TV. Only 24 years old he applied and got accepted to the education in Film Direction at the National Filmschool, Dramatiska Institutet. His graduation film “Major and Minor Miracles” was nominated to an Academy Award in the category best short live action, 2000. He has directed (conceptual) several successful tv-series, such as “Mäklarna” (The Brokers), “Orka! Orka!”, “Morden i Sandhamn”(The Sandhamn Murders), “Fjällbackamorden” (The Fjällbacka Murders), and the award winning mini-series “Gustav IIIs Äktenskap” (The Marriage of Gustav III) et al. With an origin in the comedic tradition, he achieves to combine humor with a human touch in all his productions, a quality that has generated several prestigious awards over the years.
Together, Thérèse Ahlbeck and Marcus A. Olsson form an internationally award winning film production company who produces live action feature films. (short, full length and series), with a strong commitment in film which begins with the recognition that the foundation of a great story is built on the fascination of the human nature, creative strength, innovative thinking and a sense of humor.
Current feature project is Ashas Irrfärder.