About

Jannike Grut is  an

Actress Producer Writer CEO and Creative Producer at Moderna Teatern AB The Modern Theatre. Stories and storytelling is her core.

ACTOR – Jannike has a Bachelor in acting and has worked in innumerable theatre productions, made comedy,  music theatre and drama.  She has further education in international filmacting from Denmark, England and Los Angeles. And has more than 35 credits in Swedish and international films and TV series:  IMDb Jannike Grut   

PRODUCER – Jannike Grut also has three years of education within filmproduction and screenwriting which led her to start producing. First theatre and film. Later, after a further education in Virtual Reality, also VR. Jannike has produced six theatre plays, several film shorts, two Virtual Reality experiences and one feature filmWelcome to our seven year itch aka Välkommen till vår sjuårs kris, co-produced by Swedish and Danish TV. And one recent short, We are Family (2019) already award-winning. Jannike both has the lead in it and directed it.

Jannike Grut started her career as an actress and scriptwriter at the Swedish National Radio Broadcast company, SR, P3,  acting, directing and producing her own material in a hugely successful comedy show, Glädjetåget.

Jannike Grut went international 2017, and only after a few auditions she was cast for two American movies, got an NDA with a big Virtual Reality company based in Los Angeles, for developing on Empathy training in VR, and started collaborating with renown Screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez (Award-winning feature Machete with Robert de Niro, From dusk to dawn)

During 2018-2019 Jannike was cast and acted in six international film productions. She was also acting, directing and producing one international production of her own.

2020- 2021 She´ll keep on developing on the Scandinavian and American road movie We are family together with Alvaro Rodriguez.

2018 Jannike Grut was invited to direct and screen a short to Stockholm Live score festival 2018. And together with the composer Sofia Hallgren she gathered a team and went to Iceland and Copenhagen and filmed a first short version of We are Family.

The film was screened at The Live score Festival (today named Live music score festival) and the music was performed by a live orchestra led by renowned conductor Jonas Dominique. The film We are Family won first price!

During 2019  the film also won an honourable mention for best Dark Comedy at the Los Angeles Film Festival, LAFA. It made it to semi-final in Aphrodite Film Festival was selected to two bigger Swedish festivals and also won  Los Angeles Film Festival Awards., LAIFFA.

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2020 and forward she is also developing on a Scandinavian tv-series for youngsters, Finding your way home, together with Swedish director Richard Jarnhed   jarnhed.com, and renown Swedish screenwriter Jonna Bolin Cullberg (“Bonusfamiljen” for SVT produced by FLX,  and other tv-series).

Finding your way home was selected to be pitched in front of 80 international investors, producers and broadcasters at the Financing Forum for kids content, in Malmö, Sweden and got two interested international co-producers. The script is in development.

Empathy games/stories in VR/3d, together with 3-d artist Johan Ohlsson from Studio-e. Story/game no 1: Make Happy was ready in 2016. Story/game no 2: is to be finished. Read more: Dogoodgames

Comedy
During her career Jannike produced and performed a huge number of comedy sketches for radio, stand up comedy and improv theatre.

Business, shorter plays and theatre for youngsters
She has also been very successful in producing shorter plays (case play) and interactive training and seminars for business customers as The City of LundThe Royal Institute of Technology and IKEA. She works with theatre in schools too when the time allows.