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Born in Malmö in the late 80s, Swedish director Axel Byrfors started off writing and directing short films during his college education which later paved the way to studies at the National Film School (Dramatiska Institutet) in Stockholm. Since 2009 he’s been partly based in Buenos Aires but is operative worldwide. Although Axel had early screenwriting ambitions, he started his professional career directing fashion films and is now a multitasking director working with commercials, content, and fiction. Apart from work and while cooking up his first feature film, he dedicates most of his free time to private studying and fanatic routines. To sum it up Axel can get anxious without a doses of two films per day. Axels style as a director is diverse and he tends to treat each project with genuineness. He thinks the elements of good directing are boundless and believes in an adaptive way of approaching each project. Having that said, his favorites are edgy scripts with a lot of storytelling and he also has a thing for the obscure. He has directed campaigns for big brands such as Coca Cola, Mitsubishi, Shell, Philips, Canon, Samsung, Skoda, Fiat, and Brahma to name a few.

Byrfors

Nowness — Vargsamtal
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Shot in Norway

Axel Byrfors headed to the snow-bound plateau of Finnmark, along with the Norwegian-Finnish border, for his latest film—a portrait of his relative Sven, who lives a secluded life in this wintery place, and the working dogs he breeds and cares for. Sven, a former dog-sledding champion, founded Europe’s longest and most prestigious dog-sledding race: Finnmarksloppet.

a film by Axel Byrfors
co-produced by: Pantera & Co (ARG) and Orkestern (SWE)

starring:
SVEN ENGHOLM
CHRISTEL SOLBAKKEN FINNE
MARCEL STARINSKY
KENNY BOYE HANSEN

written & produced by Axel Byrfors & Nils Byrfors
directed & shot: Axel Byrfors
co-producers: Manu Aguer & Male Kremenchuzky
editing: Mauro Camporossi
grading: Alejandro Armaleo
sound design: Manuel De Andres
original score: Leo Sujatovich & Mateo Sujatovich
musicians: GUILLERMO RUBINO-JULIO DOMINGUEZ (Violins), ELI RIDOLFI (Viola), MYRIAM SANTUCCI (Violoncello) and DIEGO AMENGOL (Bassoon)
trailer score: Vittorio Giampietro
rental: Johan Hedelius

special thanks to

NOWNESS, TO TERJE AND HIS PACK JOHAN HEDELIUS, LIV ENGHOLM, AXEL TÖRNQUIST, DAVID GULICH FANNY BÅRDSKÄR, PATO MARTINEZ, BRIAN KAZEZ, VITTORIO, VALENTINA LUPPINO, BIRGITTA & BJÖRN BYRFORS, RICHARD POUND & FAMILY, FRAKKO, WACHOS, HERNI, BEN BATTERSBY, LUCHO BADARACCO and A FINNISH COUPLE FRIENDLY ENOUGH TO PICK UP A HITCH HIKER