Lisa Ohlin

HISTORY Swedish/American Lisa Ohlin has to date directed twelve 45-minute episodes of crime, five feature films and several TV dramas. She has developed and conceptualized two TV series, in addition to directing episodes for others. She started in short films and commercials and has also worked at Sweden’s major theatres with drama and musicals.

Lisa Ohlin holds a Masters of Art in Film from New York University and a Bachelors of Art in Drawing and Social Anthropology, Magna cum Laude. 2007-2009 the Swedish Film institute selected Lisa Ohlin as Swedish film commissioner for feature films.

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Lisa Ohlin (Fotograf: Carl Thorborg,  @carlsbergtuborg)

FILMOGRAPHY

Television work

2021: Beck: 2 x 90 minute films: “58 minutes” and “The crying policeman”

2020: Beck: 2 x 90 minute films: “Death in Samarra” and “The lost son”.

Director: Lisa Ohlin
Running time:
2 x 90 minutes
Producer: Filmlance International, Sweden for TV4/Cmore and German ZDF

The long running and popular Scandi Noir series based on Maj Sjöwalls and Per Wahlöös books, about an older seasoned murder investigator and his colleagues. Shooting in Stockholm.

2019: Maria Wern: 4 x45 minutes untitled episodes

Director: Lisa Ohlin
Running time: 4 x 45 minutes
Producer: Warner Bros., Sweden for TV4/Cmore

The long running popular crime series about a tough investigative cop on the little island Gotland outside of Sweden. Shooting on Gotland and in Stockholm.

2018: Stockholm Requiem: Paper Boy

Director and additional scriptwriter: Lisa Ohlin
Running time: 90 minutes
Producer:

2013: Wallander: Sorgfågeln /Wallander: the Sad Bird

Director and additional scriptwriter: Lisa Ohlin
DVD release: October 2013
Running time: 90 minutes
Producer:

The very last episode of a long running series, A fittingly powerful climax, the final episode was warmly received by many critics: The Guardian’s Phil Hogan wrote that Wallander had “bowed out gracefully” and particularly praised lead actor Krister Henriksson’s performance. “Henriksson rose wonderfully to the job. His Wallander – emotionally difficult, brooding and self-fancying – has never invited the viewer’s warmth, but in his Lear-like roaring against this new, cruel, unreadable fate we feared for him and of course ourselves.”

2013: Wallander: Sorgfågeln /Wallander: the Sad Bird

Director and additional scriptwriter: Lisa Ohlin
DVD release: October 2013
Running time: 90 minutes
Producer:

The very last episode of a long running series, A fittingly powerful climax, the final episode was warmly received by many critics: The Guardian’s Phil Hogan wrote that Wallander had “bowed out gracefully” and particularly praised lead actor Krister Henriksson’s performance. “Henriksson rose wonderfully to the job. His Wallander – emotionally difficult, brooding and self-fancying – has never invited the viewer’s warmth, but in his Lear-like roaring against this new, cruel, unreadable fate we feared for him and of course ourselves.”

2005: Kvalster / Mites

Director and Head of script development: Lisa Ohlin
Running time: Four episodes, 4x 58 minutes
Producer: National Swedish Television, SVT FICTION

2002: Familjen /The Family

Director: Lisa Ohlin
Running time: Two episodes, 2x 52 minutes
Producer: The National Swedish Television, SVT DRAMA

Broadcasted in the spring of 2002 on Swedish National Television

1996: Nattens Barn /Children of the Night

Director and co-writer: Lisa Ohlin
Running time: Four episodes, 4×26 min
Producer: The National Swedish Television, SVT DRAMA

Broadcasted in the autumn of 1996. Awarded as “best TV-film of the year” by the Swedish Magazine “Nojesguiden”.

Feature Films for Theatrical Release

2016: De Standhaftige / Walk With Me

Director, story developer, additional scriptwriter for the Danish film: Lisa Ohlin
Theatrical release: March 2016, excellent reviews
Running time: 103 minutes
Producer:

Director, story developer, additional scriptwriter for the Danish film: Lisa Ohlin
Theatrical release: March 2016, excellent reviews
Running time: 103 minutes
Producer:

Walk with me was nominated for two Danish “Robert Awards”, for the…

2011: Simon och ekarna / Simon and the oaks

Director and additional scriptwriter: Lisa Ohlin
Theatrical release: December 2011
Running time: 120 minutes
Producers:

Simon and the Oaks were nominated for thirteen National Swedish Guldbagge (Swedish Oscar) Awards, including Best picture and Best direction. It received two, for best supporting actress and Best supporting actor. It had nation wide release in the US, with excellent reviews in New York Times, Washington Post and LA Times.

2006: Sex Hopp och Kärlek / Sex Hope and Love

Director and scriptwriter: Lisa Ohlin
Running time: 93 minutes
Theatrical release: August 2005, excellent reviews.

Sex Hope and Love was awarded “The Innovation Award” for direction, at the Montreal World Film Festival 2005. It was also awarded for best male actor at the National Swedish Guldbagge (Swedish Oscar) Awards in 2006.

2003: Tillfällig Fru Sökes / Seeking Temporary Wife

Director and co-writer: Lisa Ohlin
Running time: 93 minutes
Theatrical release: September 2003

Seeking Temporary Wife was awarded at the Italian International Festival delle Donne in 2004 for best film and best Male actor’s performance.

1998: Veranda för en tenor / Waiting for the Tenor

Director and co-writer: Lisa Ohlin
Running time: 90 minutes
Theatrical release: Autumn of 1998

Waiting for the Tenor was nominated for seven awards, and awarded for best male actor performance at the National Swedish Guldbagge (Swedish Oscar) Awards in 1998.

Theatre Work

2012: Next to Normal, Stockholms Stadsteater Director

2012’s biggest theatrical success with all 52 performances sold out.

2006: Dr Glas, Vasateatern Character direction for actor Krister Henriksson.

A monologue intended for 10 performances which ended up running for 6 years, with critically acclaimed guest performances at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London

Commercials and Corporate Films

Lisa Ohlin has directed more than 30 commercials for large Scandinavian enterprises as;

Den Norske Bank (awarded) Telenor, Braathens, Tine ost, SEBanken, Svenska Spel among others.
Ms Lisa Ohlin has twentyfive years of experience in the Swedish Motion Pictures Industry, as Director, Screenwriter and Assistant Screenwriter.