Founder I Producer I CEO
Swedish award-winning writer and producer Johan Matton has contributed to the independent film community in New York with several different projects amongst them the documentary Lives of Bernard Herrmann, FEMME, The Philosopher King, Ecstacy and Agony, Till We Meet Again, which obtained worldwide distribution and a limited theatrical release in the US. The film also won several awards including 'Best Picture' Jury Prize and Best Picture Audience Award at Long Beach International Film Festival, Johan, and the film also won 'Award of Merit Special Mention for Best Feature Film" and the "Award of Excellence" at Los Angeles Film Festival Awards. Johan have worked with many A list stars such as Edie Falco, Olivia Luccardi, Reed Birney, Alec Baldwin and Becky Ann Baker and his films have screened at over 70 film festivals around the world. Johan has also worked as the main content producer for Snapchat and Cycle producing the official Eurosport/Olympics 2018 in PyeongChang's Public Snapchat Channel. The first Swedish official Snapchat channel ever launched. Johan successfully released nearly 300 Snaps, seen by over 35 million people, for the Olympics under the 17 day run.
Outside of making films Johan is involved in multiple charity organizations, has traveled through almost all South East Asian countries, volunteering with Soi Dogs in Phuket, taking vegan cooking classes in Bangkok and visiting meditation centers in Tibet. Johan is the festival director and founder of Nordic International Film Festival and is actively working to build relationships between Scandinavian and US film makers.
Johan continues to both produce and act in independent films both in New York, Asia, and Europe through his production company Changing Film Productions or as a freelance producer. He is helping all projects achieve their vision and goals.
Producer I CONTENT CREATOR
Linnea Larsdotter is used to work both behind and in front of the camera. Her strengths as a producer includes everything visual, from location scouting to graphic design. Linnea was one of the co-producers of the multiple award-winning film Till We Meet Again, which she also acted in, and was awarded 'Best Actress' for her performance. Her visual concepts has helped find both investors and distribution for feature films and series both internationally and domestically. Linnea has worked as a producer in the US, in Asia and Sweden, and her ability to adapt to both location and budget is a great benefit for any production. She has also worked as a copywriter at Cycle Media, and launched the first ever Swedish SnapChat channel for Eurosport, covering the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.
Linnea is a Founder and Creative Director of Nordic International Film Festival in New York, a festival with the focus on the filmmakers.
PROJECT MANAGER I COORDINATOR
Ingrid Rudefors is the former head of Stockholm Film Commission. Ingrid started out as production coordinator in New York in the early 1990s working on feature films with directors like Hal Hartley and Mike Figgies and producers like Eric Fellner and Ted Hope. After moving back to Sweden in the mid-90s she worked as line producer and PM on several award-winning Swedish feature films. During 2010 -2015 she served on the board of directors for “Association of film commissioners Int.”, which has giving her a network of film industry friends from all over the world.
Ingrid has also written three screen-plays with grants from the Swedish Film Institute and directed and produced six award-winning short films.
She has programmed for many renowned festivals including Long Beach International Film Festival and Sonoma Film Festival.