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Linus Sandgren, FSF
Director of Photography
Linus Sandgren, a native of Stockholm now living in the U.S., was in 2011 and 2012 honored with three Cannes Lions Silver Awards, one Clio Gold Award, and one Mobius Gold Award for his cinematography on four different commercials.
He started his career as a cinematographer shooting music promos and commercials after attending art school and film school. He also began working on Swedish movies, learning about the feature film process.
In 2005, Mr. Sandgren shot his first feature film, the critically acclaimed Storm, directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. For his work on Storm, he became the youngest cinematographer ever to be honored with the Guldbagge Award (Sweden’s official film award, given annually since 1964 by the Swedish Film Institute), also known as the Golden Bug Award.
In 2009, he shot his first American feature, Shelter, reteaming with directors Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. The movie starred Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Mr. Sandgren has also been the cinematographer on short films, telefilms, and miniseries.