In all my work I’m trying to find those moments of humanity that make us connect emotionally with a story.
Tomas Jonsgarden is an award-winning director with a background in music and still photography.
After graduating from Stockholm film school, Tomas began working as a director’s assistant at Pettersson Akerlund where he would rub shoulders with directors wuch as Jonas Akerlund; needless to say the influence was great. The desire to further grow his knowledge and aesthetic eye led to a job as a photographer’s assistant.
Tomas’ ambition to direct commercials took a big leap forward when he got offered to start working as director at the production company Forsberg & Co, in Stockholm 2001. It is here that Tomas began to hone in on his personal style through a variety of commercials, music videos and a few longer form jobs for Swedish Television.
2004 marked the beginning of a successful collaboration with the producer Magnus Akerstedt. Tomas and Magnus have been a director/producer team ever since.
His films take on a beautiful style of cinematic storytelling always with a human story at its core. He has a way of making everyday moments epic by capturing the subtle twitches of humanity that makes us laugh, cry or blush when we recognize ourselves in them.
New York Festivals