The last of 2019 and into 2020!

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. 

Happy new year and may the force be with you!

October 2019

ACTING Lately, Jannike Grut had great fun in the shootings of a German TV series. Below, in a selfie together with two of the leads, and a very dear (and near) horse! 🙂

ACTING The Duckpond aka Ankdammen by Robert Andersson WON for BEST FEATURE and BEST ACTOR at Luleå International Filmfestival!! Jannike Grut plays a principal character as the criminal Josephine.

PRODUCING We are Family by Jannike Grut screened at Västerås Filmfestival last weekend!

Picture from the film We are Family: Henrik Norman, Jannike Grut, Alexandra Alegren and Casper Andreas. Cinematographer Malin Nicander.

In the end of September

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!

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…

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!

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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.