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Film and Television Director, Film Producer, International Development Professional (M.A. in Science of Film, University of Lund, Sweden) with over 40 years of filmmaking. Produced and directed 56 international documentaries, 7 feature films for theatrical release and television – mostly produced in Latin America, but also in Asia and Africa.

 

Received Swedish Academy Award for Best Director (together with Åsa Faringer) and also ten international awards for "The Daughter of the Puma" - a Swedish-Danish-Mexican co-production, starring Elpidia Carillo and Angeles Cruz, financed by, among others, international donors. Among all international awards is the European Community Award, Prix Iris for Best European Documentary, for "Black is beautiful?", in competion with 130 entries from 25 European countries. His films have been shown in 43 countries: for example, "Black Pimpernel" (together with Åsa Faringer) – an international Swedish-Danish-Mexican co-production starring Michael Nyqvist, Lumi Cavazos, Kate Del Castillo, Lisa Werlinder, Daniel Giménez, Carsten Norgaard, Cristián Campos and Patrick Bergin in an international cinema release. "The Art of Killing a Politician," (director, co-producer together with Åsa Faringer), a feature-length documentary about Sandra Torres, presidential candidate in Guatemala, will have its international cinema release in 2015. Produced The Price of Life (directed by Åsa Faringer) - A documentary long film about Sara Lindman, Swedish writer. International cinema release 2018.

 

Ulf Hultberg

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  • Jury member at various film festivals.

  • Produced a hundred TV-programs for SVT (Swedish Television), often as international co-productions, a number of which were about international affairs. As Executive Producer, initiated Nordic co-productions sponsored by The Nordic Council and Public TV stations, etc.

  • Writer of numerous publications for children, as well as both poetry and fiction.

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  • Managing Director of Original Film AB (Ltd) - founded in1970.

  • International Development Professional with experience and specialization in identification, formulation, administration and evaluation of projects in social communication and human aid projects in the global south. Publicizing the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child in mass media.

  • Managing Director for Swedish Save the Children in Mexico City, serving Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

  • Initiator of continental seminars in Latin America, systematizing sharing of experiences of incorporating mass media in human aid work, in Regional Seminars of Communication and Mass Media. Also initiated continental seminars of national fundraising,(Regional Fundraising Seminars).

  • Publicized the Convention of the Rights of the Child, initiating extensive projects in the region, incorporating all mass media, above all TV.

  • Managed international donations to street children, refugees, disabled persons, etc. Also of note is the emphasis with psychosocial work with children and families, victims of war, institutional development and women’s participation.

  • Extensive experience of fundraising and donor complexity. Implemented new models for organization and administration and expanded the small regional office to the major office of the organization. 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

 

Seven feature-length FICTION/DOCUDRAMA films for cinema (also TV releases in a number of countries) and 56 DOCUMENTARIES/DOCUDRAMAS, including  those few films shown below, directed and produced by Ulf Hultberg – Original Film AB.

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2018          THE PRICE OF LIFE, 75 min, doc, producer

 

2015           THE ART OF KILLING A POLITICIAN, 72 min documentary - a Swedish-Guatemalan co production: 

                      director, producer.

                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

2008           LOVE ME FOREVER, 95 min feature film - a Danish-Swedish-German-French co-production: co-director.

                                                                                                                                          

 

2007           BLACK PIMPERNEL (Svarta Nejlikan), 89 min feature, Danish-Swedish-Mexican co-production: director,       

                      co-producer.        

   

2007           VISITS IN HELL (Nedslag i Helvetet), 46 min documentary: co-director, co-producer.                                 

                                                   

2001           STREET LOVE, 76 min, docudrama – a Swedish-Danish-Mexican 35mm co-production: producer.

                                                                                                                                                              

 

1999           ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Alice i Underlandet), 50 min documentary: director, producer.

                                                                                                                                                                            

 

1996           BUT DADDY BOUGHT AN ACCORDION (Men pappa köpte dragspel), 10 min short docudrama - a DR-NRK-RUV-                         SVT-YLE-FST-NORDIC COUNCIL 35mm  co-production: director, producer.

                                                                                                                                                       

                                               

1996           THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO LIVE AND DIE (Här vill jag leva – här vill jag dö), 10 min short docudrama - a DR-NRK-                       RUV- SVT-YLE-FST- NORDIC COUNCILco-production: director,producer.

                                                                                                                                                                        

   

1996           ALIKE AND DIFFERENT (Lika och Olika), 10 min short docudrama – a DR-NRK-RUV-SVT-YLE-FST-NORDIC                                   COUNCIL  co-production: director, producer.

 

 

1995           BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL? (Svart är vackert?), 10 min short docudrama – a DR-NRK-RUV-SVT-YLE-FST-NORDIC                              COUNCIL    35mm co-production: director, producer.                          

 

1993           THE DAUGHTER OF THE PUMA (Pumans Dotter), 87 min feature - a Swedish-Danish-Mexican-Guatemalan 

                      35mm co-production:  director, co-producer.                                        

                                                           

1989           MEXICO – BIG CHAOS (Mexiko – ett stort kaos), 10 min short documentary: co-director, producer.                                         

1988           THE HUMAN THEATRE-RUDI PENKA (Den Mänskliga Teatern), 40 min documentary: director, producer.

 

1987           THE COFFEE BRIGADE (Kaffebrigaden), 50 min documentary filmed in Nicaragua: director, producer.

                                                                                                                                                            

1986           OPEN CURTAIN (Öppen Ridå), 4x30 min docudrama: director, producer.

 

1985           AT A CROSSROADS (Skiljevägen), 81 min and 3x27 min docudrama: director, producer.                                                     

 

1982           WE SHALL MEET AGAIN (Vi ska mötas igen), 73 min, 35mm docudrama, filmed in Vietnam: director, producer.

                                                                                                                                            

1982           M FOR MÅRTEN (M som i Mårten), 30 min documentary: director, producer. 

                                                  

1982           THE BATTLE FOR A YOUTH CLUB (Kampen för huset), 30 min documentary:director, producer.

                 

1982           GOOD-BYE, DADDY (Adjö då, pappa), 30 min, 35mm docudrama - an SVT-DR-UNESCO co-production and                                   Sweden's contribution to the International Year of the Youth: director, producer.                                                                                  

1980           THE AGE OF GOLD (Hjälten på Krokodilön), 7x30 min documentary - an ICAIC-TVC-SVT co-production filmed in                           Cuba: director, producer.                                                                                                                                                 

 

1979           THE GIRLS ON STONE ISLAND (Flickorna på Stenön), 2x30 min docudrama filmed in China – a DR-NRK-YLE-SVT-                       RUV-IKON  co-production: director, producer.                                                                                                

 

1978           A TREE FALLS (Det faller ett träd), 84 min, 35mm docudrama, filmed in Nigeria: director, producer.

 

1976           WOMEN IN LATIN AMERICA (Kvinna mitt på jorden), 90 min, 35mm docudrama: director, producer.

               

1975           GRACIELA IN ECUADOR (Mitt på jorden – mitt under solen), 84 min, 35mm docudrama, filmed in Ecuador:                                     director, producer.