Jimmy Olsson

Commercials and short films with a wry and dark sense of humour


    Jimmy Olsson

    Jimmy's work includes spots for Reebok, Best Western, DDB and McCann Erickson

    Inspired by the film makers like Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovskij and Michael Haneke, Swedish director Jimmy Olsson is a graduate of the Kulturama Film School in Stockholm. After working on commericals, short films and music videos, learning all the jobs, gaining extensive practical experience in film production, Jimmy embarked on a successful career directing commericals and short films.

    A keen observer of people around him, Jimmy uses those ideas in his film making. Jimmy is a strong believer in the analogue way of working with film and prefers that special effects happen in camera. His work is known for an attention to acting and dialogue, a wry and dark sense of humor and drama and a visual style to bring the story to life.

    Jimmy at work on a commercial for Vaillant

    Jimmy has worked with agencies like BBDO, Publicis, Kemper Kommunikation, DMB and Saatchi & Saatchi. His award winning short films have been shown at the biggest film festivals in the world. Jimmy currently has several feature film projects in development.

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