August – September

Acting: The action-comedy The Duckpond aka Ankdammen premiered this summer. Jannike Grut is Josephine, a Danish criminal on an unsuccessful robbery-tour in Sweden. Ankdammen is now available on SF Anytime, I-tunes and several other platforms. Good job – and thanks to – director Robert Andersson!

Josephine, on a robbery tour with her sister’s son, Rune. It´s not going so well…

Jannike Grut also filmed a pilot for a TV series, in one of the leading roles.

Writing: Developing the feature We are Family together with American screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez. Now waiting for an answer… did we get the fundings??

In August Jannike was also in the fabulous writing lab Aspö Writing, mainly as a working actor, working together with director Zanyar Adami and staging the screenwriters scenes. OR ideas from their screenplays, short work-in-progresses.

The always curious and interesting director Zanyar Adami was directing, and Simón Revilla was filming.

The last two days Jannike Grut was also directing, and working with new ways of trying out scenes and characters, by using the actors’ talent in improvising.

After the week at Aspö Writing lab, working in front of camera, directing, leading work with – and also participating in other’s writing exercises, discussing, watching each other’s work, analyzing famous stories, and exploring new stories together – Jannike got home with more information about some of the scenes and characters in the feature We are family. Others got home with short films ready to shoot!

To put your self out there and examining your screenplays, scenes or characters together with actors is really a good tool in screenplay development.

ASPÖ WRITING LAB – run by screen writer Birgitta Liljedahl (on the picture Jannike Grut)

Producing: Started to think about an earlier development of a VR production that has been waiting for it´s right time to re-enter the stage… It could be this month! We will start softly with a SKYPE meeting with a VIP person in VR. Exited!

The film screening-concept that Jannike Grut, Beata Konar and Maria Clauss created, Novellafilm3x3, is now having it´s second screening in Stockholm. Three new filmmakers screen their shorts with a Q&A and a great mingle afterwards. A movie-experience in the cinema at it´s best.

July 2019


We got this laurel for the win in LAIFFA for the film WE ARE FAMILY with Jannike Grut in the lead! It is also her debut as a live action director.
Now we´re also waiting for a decision on a possible screening at Burbank international film festival! Cross fingers. 🙂

Acting July 3 The action comedy The duck pond aka Ankdammen, where Jannike Grut has a big supporting role as a criminal, premiered. Jannike plays Josephine, the leader of a robbery gang from Denmark, on a mission in Sweden. Jannike Grut also films in a pilot for a Swedish action thriller, as one of the main characters.

Producing Last month finished with some work on the feature script, and work with possible co-producers. This month they all take a vacation in Sweden, so in August we expect a decision on possible co-production on the continuation of developing We are Family into a full-length movie.

June 2019

So proud of having We are Family making it to the top at Aphrodite Film Awards!!

And also this month: Finalist in Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. JUST found out it was the WINNER of April month closed screenings in front of jury!!!

Notification in August if it will be one of the films, with public screening also, in the festival.

CAST: Jannike Grut, Alexandra Alegren, Casper Andreas, Henrik Norman and Per Löfberg. Malin Nicander as DOP.

ACTING

In June Jannike Grut is filming with Swedish renown comedian and director Henrik Schyffert in the anticipated Spring Uje, spring! with Uje Brandelius in the lead.

Jannike is also one of twenty selected actors to go to Berlin and meet with nine German casting directors for the possibility of future work in German series and films.

PRODUCING

The development of the international We are Family (2020) the feature and maybe TV series to be, and the Swedish TV series Finding your way home aka Hitta hem continues.

May 2019

Acting Jannike Grut is filming a feature in LA together, a satirical thriller. More about that production further down the road, but Jannike enjoy to work with the Canadian/Indian/American crew!

Jannike also landed a role in a big Swedish feature, filming this summer. TBA what and with whom, but it´s good! Directed by one of the best in comedy in Sweden. 🙂 (To be continued)

Writing and Producing The work continues with the feature We are Family, together with Alvaro Rodriguez, and now might end up also as a TV series! The short version/pilot/proof of concept of We are Family is NOW watched by an executive at a big cable network in Los Angeles. (To be continued… )

MAY 15 Novellafilm 3×3 Jannike Grut, Beata Konar and Maria Clauss had a success with the screening of their films We are Family, Memory metals and Cry last month in cinema. And are now invited to talk about the screening-concept at the Swedish Film Institute, by OFF (Oberoende Filmares Förbund).

MAY 14 – 25 Cannes Filmfestival Jannike Grut is visiting Cannes Film Festival as an actress and artistic director, for film and meetings.

April 2019

Acting March and April are thrilling month with two major productions for Jannike Grut as an actor, in March. One Swedish and one German. April also started in an interesting way with a production in Bulgaria! Directly after that, Jannike filmed a pilot for a TV series in Malmö, Sweden, in one of the two leading parts. She is playing a former police detective, unwillingly getting into a new case again…

Producing April 24 the director and producer Jannike Grut is in focus, while launching a new concept for screening short films in movie theatres together with two other directors, Beata Konar and Maria Clauss.

They have formulated a manifesto for other filmmakers to use, and go together three and three, and show films in the cinema under the label of NOVELLAFILM3x3

APRIL 24 Launch and screenings at movie theatre ZITA, Stockholm, Sweden.

The first three films screening, are WE ARE FAMILY directed by Jannike Grut, SAKNAD aka CRY by Maria Clauss and MINNESMETALLER aka MEMORY METALS by Beata Konar.

The screening-shortfilms-inTheCinema-concept NOVELLAFILM3x3 is meant to be spread amongst and inspire other filmmakers around Sweden, and abroad, to also show their shorts together in a movie theatre.

March 2019

Another win for We are Family!

Very proud to get this email: “Dear Jannike, we’ve got some good news for you: Congratulations on winning an Honorable Mention: Dark Comedy. Our jury loved your work on We Are Family- and we hope you take pride in it.”

Thank you Sofia Hallgren for a great collaboration on the composition of the music score to the film, that hightened also the composition of the film it self.

Thank you again all wonderful people in the crew: Malin NicanderBibi Bibi BibiNicolas LiebingSimon Chandie Danielsson Daniel Scheja and the actors Jannike Grut Alexandra Alegren Casper Andreas Henrik Norman Per Löfberg Thank you Family!

LIKE our Facebook page fro the film We are Family http://We are Family – 2019 to get updates for showings!

Next showing in Sweden is APRIL 24 at the movie theatre ZITA in Stockholm http://www.zita.se/

Acting

Jannike Grut is currently filming a German thriller, one of the biggest tv-shows in Germany with around 7 million viewers per film. She plays one of the sisters in the family this Agata Christie-inspired murder story is about.

Later in March she is filming in a new big Swedish tv-show Ture Sventon.

Producing and writing

The work on the tv-series Finding your way | Hitta hem home continues together with director Richard Jarnhed.

Sending the film We Are Family to other festivals around the world for the next coming months…

And not the least, starting the work on getting co-producers in on developing and producing THE FEATURE We Are Family, with the support of screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez.


February 2019

Seven times Award winning Garden Lane aka Trädgårdsgatan !!!

Now at the Swedish Film Academy Awards! The film was nominated for the best script, the best cinematography AND top ten for the audience prize!

Prize at the Swedish Film Academy Awards!

And this beautiful and moving film Jannike is in, WON the prize for “Best Cinematography” by Kristoffer Jönsson! Congrats to Kristoffer to the prize!!! And the whole crew to all nominations!

On the gala with actor colleagues, from the left: Angelina Håkansson in Award winning Ted – för kärlekens skull, Jannike Grut in Award winning Garden Lane, aka Trädgårdsgatan. Margareta Pettersson from last years success with Matt Damon, Downsizing and Fredrik Wagner from the famous German actress and film director Margareta von Trottas movie, Forget about Nick.

ACTING

Jannike filmed in Sweden and also nailed a role in the upcoming Swedish TV series Ture Sventon, with a remarkable gallery of great Swedish actors attached to it.

WRITING & PRODUCING  

Together with screenwriter Sabina Zupanc and director, Richard Jarnhed, Jannike is continuing to work on the TV series Finding your way home aka Hitta Hem and will both meet new, interested co-producers and continue with the script.

Continuing the development of the screenplay to feature We are Family, with Alvaro Rodriguez.

January 2019

NOMINATIONS!

Two nominations to the Swedish Film Academy award for the film Garden Lane! The script and the photo! Congrats colleagues! Jannike is happy and proud to be a part of this journey as one of the actors.  Congrats also to Olof Spaak and Sofie Palage for making this script and film happen!

🌟 TVÅ GULDBAGGENOMINERINGAR 🌟
Vi säger grattis till de två som nominerats för sitt arbete med TrädgårdsgatanGunnar Järvstad är nominerad för Bästa manus och Kristoffer Jönsson för Bästa foto. Så välförtjänt! 💫 https://guldbaggen.se/nomineringarna-for-filmaret-2018


ACTING

Jannike worked in LA, got her American social security number and her first American production Anika&Teddy is now up for premiere during 2019!

December 2018

ACTING Jannike Grut ended the year with both some film days and some days in a voice studio dubbing a big series for a big company… All we can say is that it was good fun! She also made an audition for a film for a good cause, and recorded another voice job.

PRODUCTION|WRITING The meeting with the screenwriter last month ended with a first draft of the first episode of the tv-series Finding your way home.

And we’re happy to announce that we’ll from now on will be working together with Screenwriter Sabina Zupanc on the script! Director Richard Jarnhed and Jannike Grut continue as showrunners.

November 2018

PRODUCTION

Award winning WE ARE FAMILY !!! First fiction, first competition, first prize!

We are family crew!

At the Live Score festival Stockholm 2018 the audience and the jury loved our film, the dark comedy We are Family, and it won an award!  It was amazing seeing the world premiere of “We Are Family”, written and directed by Jannike Grut her self, with a live orchestra conducted by Jonas Dominique, at the first Live Score Festival in Stockholm.

We won the award for Best Composition! Thanks to a great collaboration between the actress, director Jannike Grut and the fantastic composer Sofia Hallgren! Thanks again also to the crew behind and especially there cinematographer Malin Nicander  for great photo.

NOV 11 th  The Modern Theatre produced film We are family  premieres at

Live Score festival Stockholm

The event aims to put light on the film music – the film score – and 8 newly produced shorts will be screened, with music performed LIVE by the Film score ensemble, conducted by Jonas Dominique.

The film is directed by Jannike Grut and the music is composed by Sofia Hallgren. See her fantastic reel here: Sofia Hallgren, Red pipe studios

ACTING

Jannike Grut plays the lead in the dark comedy We are Family.  A coming of age story for a middle-aged woman, about life death and new siblings. Jannike plays the Danish-American Nanna.

Jannike is also playing Danish Asta Larsen in a pilot for an English mini-series which takes place in Copenhagen.

Finally, Jannike is also filming in Norway, in the international production TBT, where she plays the German woman Nora.

WRITING

Meeting with a younger Swedish screenwriter this month, to develop new work relations.