DIRECTING After producing the first part of the film “I do” by Birgitta Liljedahl whiched filmed one part in the spring of 2021, Jannike Grut now will direct the last parts of the film.
WRITING, PRODUCING Since September is filled up with film and theatre work… Jannike Grut will continue writing on her book for actors from October again. The book is about how to navigate the life as an actor not only on stage or set, but also outside set.
The film We are Family is still under transformation, from short to full length or series. We guess for an other year or so…! Persistence is the key when writing and making movies.
THE EPMATHYGAMES™ Under development are the transission of the training for youngsters in empathy: ! From IRL to interactive training with actors online.
ACTING Grut is STILL on shortlist for one of the film parts from last month, and now also made an audition for a big Brittish movie, and for a big German commercial.
WRITING Jannike Grut has been writing on her book for actors during the summer. She has also interviewed several people for the book.
The book is about how to navigate the life as an actor not only on stage or on set, but also outside set. How do you create a good life for your self, when the unstable life as an actor don’t apply to the best planning possibilities.? Tips and tricks for longterm planning!
The short We are Family is still under transformation, now probably for a mini-series.
PRODUCING In September the next shot of “I do” written by Birgitta Liljedahl, will be directed by Jannike Grut, who also produced the first part of the project during the spring.
FINALLY– we can see the light in the end of the virus tunnel. The spring is coming, work is more frequently coming in, productions ar starting to shoot and MANY MORE prepping for getting started this autumn.
This last year is an experience we all share. And it’s been a year where we had to stretch outside our comfort zones, flex our focus, reconnect with nature if we could, learn to be inside alone with only your own thoughts as a best friend (or worst enemy). We just had to make it through, out on the other side.
And if you read this, you made it! And we defenitely also made it!
WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE that…
ACTING Jannike Grut got a new part in a popular tv-series, in Sweden and will be filming in April. In February she was filming with Amazon Prime up in the north of Scandinavia. She also did some tv-ads and some voice work for big studios in both Sweden and Denmark.
Grut was also asked to, and did audition for two international movies, whereof one lead role!
PRODUCING, WRITING, DIRECTING We´ve gotten fundings from the Swedish Arts Council (KUR) for the development of scripts, and the filming THE EPMATHYGAMES™!!
PRODUCING, DIRECTING We are producing the film “I do” by Birgitta Liljedahl and the filming starts in April 2021. Jannike Grut will direct parts of it.
WE ARE FAMILY – in which Jannike Grut plays the lead, got an official selection in December to London Lift-off film festival. NOW, 2021, ALSO SELECTED to “Comedy: Genre lab” also in the filmfestival network of Lift-off, hosted in aknowledged Pinewood studios in London!
We are Family now won THREE festivals and was selected in FOUR!
PRODUCINGONLINE STUFF! We also created, wrote, filmed and launched a 6 week long online-course for creatives about not only taking your business through the hard times but thriving in the creative business over time! There will be a second launch this autumn.
WRITING Continuous development of the feature “We are Family”. We are now developing on a film and a mini-series.
HANG IN THERE NOW and go through the first cold blue light of the spring. TRUST that we WILL get out in a warmer light and day, soon, soon…
AS YOU ALL KNOW – it’s been a very special year for us all, where we had to redirect or flex our focus, maybe reevaluate, reconsider or just find NEW ways for most of it.
SO WE DID! WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE that…
PRODUCING, WRITING, DIRECTING The digitalization of THE EPMATHYGAMES™ is on!
Last week we even got some fundings from the Swedish Arts Council (KUR) for the development of more scripts and for the filming of some scenarios from the workshop for teenagers about ethics and empathy, THE EMPATHYGAMES, HURRAY!
CO-LAB on the digitalization. Swedens biggest organization against bullying, FRIENDS, will also be a part of the work from 2021/2022 with developing more scripts, intaractive films scenarios or such about bullying.
WE ARE FAMILY – the short got another Official Selection! LONDON Lift-off filmfestival in December 2020! Also HURRAY!
WRITING Continuous development of the feature “We are Family”. Will it develop into a series? It might be so. It might be.
MORE WRITING Digitilizing and executing more workshops and webinars online. And also, writing on the book aligned with one of the workshops for actors, now making the first interviews with authorities in the field of acting and in the business of theatre and film.
WRITING SUPERVISOR Jannike Grut is supervisor on the script “Tager du” by Birgitta Liljedahl and Sigrid Oldenburg.
In a studio again! What a JOY!
ACTING Because of Corona, all the filmproductions in the summer season were cancelled or postponed… So after more than half a year (!!) without any filmjobs or even the chance to look for jobs, Jannike Grut got both two film roles and one voice job this last week.
We are so happy for her! Congratulations!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU ALL! And keep in mind, this too shall pass!
It´s been a straaange year! It is still, in many ways.
That´s why this page has not been updated.
But from now on we´re doing it!
Even though Corona made us all be still for some months – especially from the end of February, there has been some acting, producing, writing and even directing going on!
ACTING Jannike Grut is from August 2020 to be seen as Sophia, in the German TV film and series Der Kommissar und Das Meer – as the oldest daughter in a rich family, being on a boat journey together with the whole big family, back from her son’s wedding. A murder mystery in Agata Christie style: When Sophia’s sister is being murdered, everyone in the family is a suspect.
The ZDF series has around 7 million viewers.
In September Jannike started to auditioning for international roles again, both a Hollywood-production and an international film in Europe which she is on a callback for.
Jannike has been filming as journalist Paula Larsdotter in the Swedish movie BECK, with renowned actors as Jonas Karlsson and Mikael Persbrandt. She also filmed funny clips with her character Babe Janice, for the humour-collective PSEUDO TEVE.
DIRECTING Jannike directed and acted in the music video “Kyss Mig”, with superstar Therése Neaimé, right now nominated for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in the genre Dance and with the song ”Dance Love”!
PRODUCING: Co-produced the music video “Kyss mig”, with superstar Therése Naimé. Co-producing a comedic-behavioural lecture together with renowned Swedish comedian Lasse Nielsen. And she is producing an online course for creatives, and a webinar-series for actors and writers.
WRITING: Continuous development of the feature “We are Family”. Writing for the online-courses and webinars, and finishing a book aligned with the series for actors.
Jannike Grut also workshopped with director/actor/comedian Stephen Rappaport during the summer and made several self-tape auditions lately (in September)
Jannike Grut was also the Production Supervisor and designer of a small TV studio at the innovation hub in Lund, Sweden, Ideon Innovation. Ideon got the studio perfectly timed with that EVERY MEETING was digitalized because of COVID 19.
The end of the year is here, and it´s time to sum up, honour and let go of the past! Let´s walk into the new year in this new decade with curious minds, open eyes and twinkle like the stars we all are. Let´s take care of each other and the world.
THANK YOU ALL I wish to thank all of you that I had the pleasure to meet this year. I am so grateful and EXITED because It has been a fantastic year full of new experiences and thrilling work in unexpected places!
I´ve done comedy, drama, family-drama/fantasy, some voice work, some ads and even some virtual reality film! I had HIGHS like filming an Action Comedy in Hollywood, and LOWS like being out of work in Sweden for a longer period. I have been gliding…and I have been struggling. So, I´ve simply been living the good old fashion life of an artist.
The last months held a lot of exciting experiences!
ACTING Jannike Grut was in London in December and performed before one of the greatest British casting directors, Dan Hubbard (Jason Bourne, Downton Abbey) and managed to get representation in the U.K. Congratulations!
Jannike was also dubbing film, acting in a VR film, and seen in the long-awaited Swedish family drama/fantasy series Ture Sventon with a Swedish star cast. Shown at Swedish Cmore/TV4 during the Christmas days, and still on TV4play.
PRODUCING Jannike is not only an actress and producer in theatre and film, but from 2014 she is also educated within storytelling in Virtual Reality and has worked with different Pilot projects between 2015-2017.
November 2019, after only focusing on film for two years she decided to start working with VR again. She immediately got hired as a Creative Director for a bigger VR project and also directed three short films within this project. The end customer is a big help organization and runs until the autumn of 2020. Jannike Grut will direct and act in the project.
Alright. Let´s get 2020 going now. And remember, the only thing you´ve really gotta keep in this business is your PERSISTENCE. However it goes, where ever the wind blows: Do not give up or give in, the ones who follow their heart do win.
Production update: Jannike Grut is attached as a director, actor and script consultant to a huge pilot of a VR behavioural game/experience, which soon is to be filmed. More about the project soon.
Acting update: Jannike Grut just played the part of Irene in the German TV series with 5 million viewers in Germany.
Acting Update: The Duckpond ANKDAMMEN where Jannike Grut plays a principal role as a criminal bank robber is nominated in three categories! Best actor. Best feature and best first feature! Fantastic! Congratulation especially to director Robban Andersson on making this movie! And of course to nominated Kristoffer Pettersson, Zardasht Rad, Victor von Schirach and all of the rest of us in the team! Now hoping for a WIN!
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!
Acting in Pilot: 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 to keep on developing?
Writing lab In August Jannike was also in the fabulous writing lab Aspö Writing Lab, as an actor, working together with the always interesting director Zanyar Adami, and Simón Revilla was filming.
Director Zanyar Adami staged the screenwriters’ scenes, OR ideas from their screenplays, short work-in-progresses, with us, the actors.
Jannike Grut was also directing two days, working with new ways of trying out scenes and characters, by using the actors’ talent in improvising.
Screenplay development After the week at Aspö Writing lab, 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! So, to examining your screenplays, scenes or characters together with actors is really a good tool in screenplay development!
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.