I had a great time working with Anders. His approach to directing is clear and he captures his vision without any fuss. We got on really well, he made the days fun.
Anders has a truly unique vision that translates to the screen with powerful grace and originality. I enjoyed his distinct directorial style and look forward to hopefully working together again sometime soon.
DITA VON TEESE
Anders embodies the thing we look for most in a director. He's Swedish. We have fluoride in the water which makes good teeth; they have something that makes directors. And the really amazing thing is his teeth are pretty good too. Anders had a very clear idea of what he wanted to do with these spots from the beginning. Yet at the same time he was open and excited to collaborate and make room in his vision for other ideas and opinions. All with a bulldog like intensity around protecting the sanctity of the original concept.
Before I met Anders, I looked at his reel and was quite impressed with his craftsmanship as well as his sense of humor. After meeting him and discussing the commercial, I was not disappointed. We shot it in one day, a very long day, and it was an invigorating experience for me. I would go on, but suffice it to say that I was impressed enough after the day shooting to discuss with Anders the possibility of doing a feature film with him. I hope that, one day, that will come to fruition.
Anders creative abilities are wonderful and the look of his work is impeccable. He was great at directing the actors and I loved working with him. He's a cool guy.
Anders is very thoughtful, kind and a pleasure to work with.
Working with Anders was an absolute pleasure. From the moment he was involved in the project, his enthusiasm to tell the story with emotion and poignancy was explored from every angle. He constantly pushed every aspect of the film to deliver at the highest level. Anders's communication throughout the whole experience was second to none, and he was always open to discussion. Needless to say, the end result was something we're all very proud of. Every element was crafted to a beautiful standard; I wouldn't hesitate for a second in working with him again.
BRETT O’CONNOR, EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
On the surface this was a very cool and organic project that was easy to get excited about. But in reality it was complicated and full of potential pitfalls. Without Anders’ creativity and ability to adapt in constantly evolving circumstances, we never could’ve pulled it off.
DAVE SCHIFF, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Dustin Hoffman, Uma Thurman, Sharon Stone, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Hartnett, Takeshi Kaneshiro, LeBron James, Yang Mi, Dita von Teese, Adriana Lima, Kate Moss, Noot Seear, Elaine Zhong, Common, Megan Fox, Geena Davis, David Villa, Angelababy, Zendaya, Dr Jill Biden, Rinko Kikuchi, Yifeng Li, Vanilla Ice, Dennis Rodman, Maria Sharapova, Federica Pellegrini.
Cannes Lion (Silver) Absolut - I'm here, Cannes Lion (Silver) IKEA - Come into the closet, Cannes Lion (Bronze) Sprint - waitless.org, Eurobest (Silver x 3) Kraft Marabou - No nuts no glory, Eurobest (Silver x 2) Ogilvy Paris - Perrier Mansion, Eurobest (Bronze) IKEA - Come into the closet, Eurobest (Silver) IKEA - Around the world in 5 kitchens, Epica (Silver) Swedish Railways - Paul’s Journey, Epica (Bronze) Absolut - I'm here, Epica (Bronze) Ogilvy Paris - Perrier Mansion, The Golden Egg Award (Gold) Synsam - Become your other self, Clio Awards (Finalist, Bronze x 2) IKEA - Come into the closet, The One Show (Bronze) Sprint - waitless.org, The One Show (Finalist) IKEA - Come into the closet, The One Show (Bronze) 180 LA - Mitsubishi LiveDrive, The One Show (Silver) Ogilvy Paris - Perrier Mansion, Campaign Digital Awards (Finalist) IKEA - Come into the kitchen, FAB Awards (Winner x 2) Absolut - Im here, The Bees Awards (Winner x 2) 180 LA - Mitsubishi LiveDrive, Andy Awards (Winner) 180 LA - Mitsubishi LiveDrive, Andy Awards (Silver) IKEA - Come into the closet, Tomorrow Awards (Winner) 180 LA - Mitsubishi LiveDrive, ADCNY (Silver) IKEA - Come into the closet, D&AD (Yellow Pencil, In-Book) IKEA - Come into the closet, NY Festivals (Gold x 2, Grand Award) IKEA - Come into the closet, Guldägget (Diploma x 2) IKEA - Come into the closet, FWA 180 LA - Mitsubishi LiveDrive, FWA (Site of the Day, Site of the Month) Ogilvy Paris - Perrier Mansion, FWA Y&R - Hotels.com - Trip Your Face.