Johan is Flodellfilm’s true cineaste. He started making elaborate home movies on super 8 already as a teenager and his passion eventually led him to Los Angeles where he got a bachelor degree from USC film school. With a diploma, a student reel and a short film in the baggage Johan returned to Stockholm and got a job as a commercial and music video director.
Between making commercials he wrote and directed the critically acclaimed short film Passing Hearts about the transience of life when a little boy survives an accident thanks to another boy’s sacrifice. The film earned Johan many awards and the trust of the film industry to make his first feature film ”Underbara Älskade”, which continued on to win the People’s Choice Award at Guldbaggegalan in 2007.
As a director and screenwriter Johan is not afraid to tackle heavy subjects and difficult themes, finding beauty in the fragility and honesty that shines through in the most difficult moments of a person’s life.