We tell stories.
Tiny Lumberjack is an internationally award winning production company who produces live action films, (short, full length and series), podcasts, events and script- and directing courses at the venue in Lund. The company was founded 2014 by Director/Screenwriter/Journalist and Student Academy Award Nominee Thérèse Ahlbeck (“Janna & Liv”, 2010) and Director/Producer and Academy Award Nominee Marcus A Olsson, (“Major & Minor Miracles”, 2000).
Tiny Lumberjack’s productions, whether it is film, sound or the written word, always begins with a profound love of storytelling. Add a deep fascination of the human nature, creative strength and grit and there you have Tiny Lumberjack.
We are also passionate about learning new things and sharing that knowledge through our events at our venue at the corner of Karl XI-gatan/Fredsgatan in Lund. For instance, through Måndagsklubben, our courses, podcasts and different radio shows that Thérèse sometimes hosts at Sveriges Radio.
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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 anchor/reporter/producer at Sveriges Radio, UR Television and SVT. She teaches Film Directing at Skurup Folkhögskola and screenwriting at Tiny Lumberjack as well as taking on assignments as compere, host, moderator, and dramaturgist.
2009 she received a cultural scholarship from the municipality of Kristianstad. 2014 she was selected as a participant for the film program Pure Fiction (by Film i Skåne) and 2016 she received the Cultural Award from the municipality of Kristianstad, with the motivation (shortened):
MARCUS A OLSSON
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.