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TOMAS JONSGÅRDEN IS INDEPENDENT
7 January 2019

Independent Films have signed Swedish director Tomas Jonsgården to their roster.

With a background in music and still photography, the Upsalla native has established himself as a strong presence in directing and screenwriting. With a talent for cinematic storytelling on any scale, he was once voted 'Most Talented Commercial Director' by Sweden's major ad agencies.

Jonsgården's first short film - 'Want to See Something?', inspired by a Raymond Carver story - won the Grand Prix at the Lille Film Festival, which broadened his creative horizons further.

Whether in the form of short films, television, or commercials, Jonsgården's ever-growing body of work demonstrates a knack for the delicate observation of everyday moments, allowing small, relatable details to shine through onscreen.


In addition to this astutely observational style, Jonsgården's reel shows an ability to subtly highlight the heart of a narrative. His engaging commercial for wealth management firm Raymond James, for example, blends humour with poignancy and beautifully observed period details - charting the titular character's journey through life.


Such work has ensured ongoing demand for Jonsgården's services. His plate continues to groan with work for the likes of HBO and IKEA, with Independent eager to keep their newly signed Swede busy.

Check out Tomas Jonsgården's reel over at Independent, then get in touch with Natalie Blass at natalie@independ.net or give her a ring on 020 7927 9400 for more information.

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