P R O D U C T I O N S

2005   165 Hässelby/Suburban Songs

2002   Bitch & Butch

2001   Selma & Sofie

1999   California über alles

1999   Manhood

1997   Kött är mord

1997   The Stars We Are

1996   Parkside Girls

1994   Les Enfants du Square







     
 




 



 

Suburban Songs/165 Hässelby Stockholm 2005, 78 min, 35 mm film

"I started out writing tags like DICK and RETARD, but now I am more into graffiti painting. My mom ain't to happy about it though."

Frazze is 13 years old and lives in Hässelby gård. He was shut out from school because of his hyperactivity and his mother Camilla has been struggling to find a better place for him. "This is a hard neighbourhood to grow up in" she says.

165 Hässelby (Suburban Songs) portrays Frazze, Julio, Ayesha and other young people who is living in Hässelby Gård. It is a film about growing up and finding a place for yourself.

Website: www.165hasselby.se


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  Bitch & Butch
Stockholm 2003, 45 mins, video

Is it possible to make feminist porn? Mia Engberg decided to try together with a group of other young women. We follow the making of Selma & Sofie behind the scenes.

Sara and Camilla are playing the leading roles and they are lovers in real life too... They come from a small town in the North of Sweden and have never done anything like this before.

Director: Mia Engberg, Nanna Huolman Camera: Nanna Huolman, Sara Swanson
Sound: Sara Swansson, Marie-Louise Nilebrink
Editing: Eva Hillström
Production: Lotta Suarez Mazar for Story AB


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  Selma & Sofie
Stockholm 2001, 18 min, 35mm film

Erotic love story about falling in love with another woman and wanting to have sex with her all the time. Selma has a boring job and boring boyfriend. When she meets Sofie at the bath house she can't stop thinking about her. Director/Editing: Mia Engberg

Photography: Ewa Cederstam
Sound: Marie-Louise Nilebrink
Set design: Kajsa Åman
Production: Lotta Suarez Mazar for SEXY Film


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  California über alles
San Francisco 1999, 5 min, video

Portrait of punklegend Jello Biafra former singer in Dead Kennedys. Contains archive footage from early eighties when he ran for mayor in San Francisco and live recordings from Dead Kennedys concerts.

Director/Photography/Editing: Mia Engberg
Sound: Anna Hallberg
Production: Mia Engberg for IKON Sveriges Television


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  Manhood
San Francisco 1999, 10 min, video

To be a woman and then become a man when you live together with a dyke. Who might not be a dyke but a fag. What is Manhood? Do you become a better man if you have been a woman before. A film about gender-benders in San Francisco.

Director/Photography/Editing: Mia Engberg
Sound: Anna Hallberg
Production: Mia Engberg for IKON Sveriges Televison


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  Kött är mord
Vänersborg 1997, 28 min, video

A film about Anna, a young animal rights activist in the South of Sweden. We follow her to Helsinki where she takes part of a big illegal manifestation against the fur industry.

"I may be naive, but I do think that we can change the world. I have to think like that or things would be too hopeless." Director/Photography/Editing: Mia Engberg
Sound: Frida Englund
Film photography: Ewa Cederstam
Production: Göta Film AB for SvT Göteborg

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  The Stars We Are
Stockholm 1997, 28 min, 35mm film

Kalle is a gay skinhead and HIV-positive. We follow him and his best friends Henrik and Ibrahim over the Christmas holidays. They take drugs, discuss life and hate people in general who goes to their silly jobs every day. They also discuss death that they sometimes long for. It is Kalles last Christmas in life.

Nominated for the Guldbagge award. First price at Munchen Filmfestival.

Director/Editing: Mia Engberg
Photography: Ewa Cederstam
Sound: Torsten Rundquist
Production: Anita Oxburgh Migma Film AB


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  Parkside Girls
New York 1996, 23 min, video

A story about three women who came to New York to find happiness and success in show business. They all ended up in the Parkside Residence, a hotel home for lonely women run by the Salvation Army. Confident that they will eventually make it to the top they tell about the auditions, the waiting, the competition and the loneliness. As one of them says:

"Even if I don't become famous or even semi-famous I just hope that at 65 I'm not living in this room"

Director/Photography/Editing: Mia Engberg
Sound: Frida Englund
Production manager: Lo Kauppi
Production: Dramatiska Institutet, Stockholm


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  Les Enfants du Square
Paris 1994, 10 min, video

A film about children living in the streets in North East Paris. Most of them have African origin and come from families with many children and no permit to stay in France.

Director/Photography/Editing: Mia Engberg
Sound: Macalou Mamadou
Production: Ateliers Varan, Paris


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