Here are some samples of previous and ongoing productions.

Since 1995 we have produced television worldwide. We work with clients such as SVT (SE), WGBH (US), Channel 4 (GB) ZDF and ARD (GER) and NRK (NO).

From the menu bar to the right, you are able to reach excerpts from selected pieces of our work.


Saga/Odyssey of Life/
Livets Mirakel

Swedish Television, WGBH US, Channel 4 England, ZDF Germany, Arte France, RAI Italy and others. Medicine & history 3 x 55 min. 1996
15 min. 1994.

A tale about life in its most secret forms, from the microscopic life in the ground and in ourselves, to a human foetus that embodies the development of life on our planet. The series is produced in co-operation with medical photographer Lennart Nilsson and several major scientists from different disciplines, among them Prof. Lars Hamberger, Gothenburg, and Prof. Björn Afzelius, Stockholm. Executive Producer for SVT is Bo G Erikson. The series includes a documentary about Lennart Nilsson’s work and methods.

Odyssey of life got numerous international awards such as

The international Emmy Award for best documentary, New York The Téléscience Grand Prix, Best Film All Categories at the Festival International Du Film Scientifique, Quebec, Canada George Foster Peabody Award, for best scientific television series, Georgia University, USA The Award for best Scientific Photography at the Image et Science festival, Paris The Award for best Special Effects at the Film Festival Unicaja in Ronda, Spain The Award for best Television Series at the Scientific Film festival in Ronda, Spain The Gold Certificate Award at the Prix Leonardo Festival in Parma, Italy IAMS Award "The Pioneers" for Best Science Documentary at The Maremma Doc Festival, Spain

Reviews include: "I could heap adjectives of praise on "Odyssey of Life" - wondrous, glorious, spiritual, miraculous, awe-inspiring, until the pages of my thesaurus crumble, and I still wouldn't do it justice. Television doesn't get any better than this." (Eric Mink, New York Daily News)

"A fascinating three hours... Darwin could not have asked for a more talented exponent in the television age." (Walter Goodman, New York Times)

Journeys to the core of life /
Resan till livets kärna

EBU/ SWR/ ARD/ UR and the Swedish Science Council. Popular science.
2 x 55 min. 2010

A remarkable society is revealed by science, inside every one of the billions and billions of cells that make up the human body. Freeways, libraries, post offices, taxi drivers, construction workers build up a complex biological society in miniature.

Journeys to the core of life is a two-hour international science co-production produced in close cooperation with scientists from The Karolinska Institute and The Institute for infectious disease, together with medical photographer Lennart Nilsson. The photographer takes on a journey, together with scientists, to explore this unknown world of microscopic inhabitants. Here he tracks down, and portray one of humanity’s worst enemies: a terrorist known as the bird flue virus.

Reviews include:
In this latest film, Lennart Nilsson exceeds earlier expectations, with high resolution HD techniques, specially made lenses and unique miniature cameras. The driving force behind Journeys to the core of life has been medical aims, using the image as the tool. It’s amazing to view and it’s easy to understand the importance of the images. The films are exiting, like a political thriller! (Astrid Söderbergh Widding / Svenska Dagbladet)
The documentary is extremely enriching. It gives a brand new and deeper understanding of the nature of biological development. (Hans Bergström / earlier chief editor Dagens Nyheter)

Best EBU science production in 2010

War Against Disease /
Mikrobernas Krig.

Swedish Television, German ZDF. Popular science and history.
55 min. 2003

This one hour special takes us to the forefront of the war between us and the micro-organisms, to a never-ending battle far more crucial to mankind than any war between states.

With his wide range of unique optical tools, medical photographer Lennart Nilsson gives us the detailed story of how medicine works. He displays miracle drugs like penicillin and stem cell therapy in a way that not even their discoverers could have done themselves. For the first time ever we can present original scenes showing SARS and HIV viruses in close up, revealing their devastating activities. In the film we display how important medical discoveries were made such as the penicillin in the messy lab of Alexander Fleming or the remarkable human immune system in the basement at Russian scientist Mechnikov. We display unique portraits of individual antibodies: mans most important defence weapon, here enlarged 10 million times.

Reviews include:
“The film has a consistent and well thought-out perspective on the way science develops. The program is capturing, visually fascinating and entertaining.” ( Leif Furhammar / Dagens Nyheter)

Awards include:
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering and Science’s Media award

Revolution of the Mind / Tankens Revolution.

Governmental founding/ UR/ SVT. Science and education.
4 x 30 min.

A mind twisting series about learning. What shall we do in the future and how are we going to do it? We are facing a society where everything is rapidly changing. Nothing is what it used to be. Gone are the days when you could study to a profession and then work as this for the rest of your life.
Really clever people appear in the programs, telling about their secret tricks to get really good in whatever they are doing: Swedish top rider Malin Baryard, Nobel prize winner Arvid Carlsson, pop stars Nina & Kim, medical photographer Lennart Nilsson and others.

Based on the latest research we display the building of a learning system that will make us prepared for a life of constant development. In the series experts in a large variety of fields participate with stories of how to think and to succeed. The production was financed by the Royal Swedish Council of Science in cooperation with KK foundation and aired by UR/SVT.

The Clever Brain /
Livet sitter i hjärnan

The Swedish Brain Foundation / TV4 Fakta. Popular science.
5 x 15 min. 2013.

Among all the achievements of Evolution there is one thing that beat all the others: the human brain. Its construction is a true mystery and nothing that mankind has accomplished come close to its complexity and capacity. In five fifteen-minute programmes we reveal the wonders of this masterpiece and the work of those who deal with it. Swedish neuroscientists work in the forefront of international brain science. We display their research and what they do when things go wrong: when the brain is attacked by disease such as Alzheimer or injured by stroke or accidents. Photographers Lennart Nilsson and Linnea Rundgren contributes with new scenes from the universe of the brain. The series is financed by private donations via Swedish Brain Foundation

Poirtrait of an antibody

SVT. Popular science. 15 min. 1994.
15 min. 1994.

The tiniest of our defenders is the most important. The antibodies are small tailor made misiles that are sent out by the immune system to hunt down and immobilise intruders such as viruses and unwanted bacteria. Here scientist Ulf Skoglund show he has been able to photograph one of them, enlarged ten millions times.

Our Immune System

National Geographic Society, popular medicine.
30 min. 1989.

A film about the human defence system produced in co-operation with medical professor and former head of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Hans Wigzell and medical photographer Lennart Nilsson.

Awards include:
Gold Plaque Award, Intercom Festival, New York 1989
Bronze Apple Award, National Educational Film Festival in Washington 1989
Creative Excellence Award, US Film & Video Festival 1989

Mind Your Teens /
Grymt Fett

Corporate financing. TV4. Youth programming.
5 x 8 min. 2012.

The human brain is with no doubt, the most advanced construction we know of: thousands of billions of neural links that restructure each time we learn something new. Oddly enough, the number of brain cells decreases during the teen years in a kind of maturing process within the growing brain. The fact that the human brain isn't fully developed until around age 20, explains why many of us find life complicated during our teenage years: a time when you take risks and make sketchy decisions.

In five short films we display different aspects of teenage life: sleep, friendship, risk taking, reward seeking and learning. Participating in the series are neuroscientists such as Lawrence Steinberg and Sarah Jayne Blakemore. The series is produced for AstraZeneca Young Health Programme and distributed to schools in Swedish and English versions.

Evolution and the Brain

Corporate financing. Museum of Natural History.
5 min. 2011.

A five-minute music film about the evolution of life and the senses run by the brain. Made for a permanent exhibition at the Museum of Natural History i Stockholm.


The Stone Carvers /

SVT, DR, NRK and YLE. Popular history and archaeology.
3 x 55 min. 2005

Three hours that reveal the prehistory of Scandinavia: from the first hunters and farmers through the mysterious Nordic bronze age to the rise of the Vikings, we display craftsmanship and advanced technology. Modern science interpret the message of hundreds of thousands of rock carvings displaying strange connections to pharaohs and kings in the east Mediterranean lands. With advanced 3D graphics, the images raise from the cliff, performing histories after three thousand years.

An amazing discovery is revealed in the series: the renowned Scandinavian Bronze age is most likely a fraud. This magnificent peak in the arts and craftmanship of the Baltic region is probably a result of the area being a trading target for sea farers from the Mediteranean. The hunters and farmers of the north simply received their magnificent bronze and gold objects in exchange for amber and fur.


“A fascinating explanation of how simple hunters and farmers were seemingly able to produce art and weapons on a level only available in the Mediterranean. Like a CSI team, the filmmakers compare images and carvings from Greece and Egypt with rock art from Sweden, and the similarity is almost a hundred percent. The method to bring the rock art to life with computer animation is a smash hit.” (Jonas Lundh / Aftonbladet)

The time capsule /

SVT. Popular history & archaeology.
55 min. 2009

In the Stockholm archipelago a remarkable wreck from a 17th century ship has been found. Well preserved and with the masts still standing, is reveals secrets about life and trade over 300 years ago. On deck and in the cargo hold, ceramics, glass, tools and weapons are still present for the scientists to study. If they would have been rescued! Instead the authorities decide to leave the wreck untouched, to be part of an underwater experience for scuba divers, despite the fact that the wreck will most certainly be plundered in a very short while. A one-hour history special for SVT 2009.

Birka - the Viking town /
Birka Vikingastaden

Swedish Television, popular archaeology.
6 x 55 min. 1990 - 1996

A major national television project following five years of archaeological excavations and scientific studies of Swedish Viking capital Birka. The series is produced in close co-operation with archaeologists on site, as part of the research work.

Reviews include:
"Amazing, like an exiting thriller. A brilliant reportage." (Gunnel Törnander, Dagens Nyheter)
"A five star television job!" (Kai Nohrborg, Sydsvenskan)
"Gorgeous! A thrilling documentary." (Kerstin Hallert, Svenska Dagbladet)
"This is public service when public service is most exclusive and joyful. It gives hope for the moral survival of television." (Leif Furuhammar, Dagens Nyheter)
"A great programme and an unusually vivid history lesson." (Sven Ullgren, Göteborgsposten)

The Viking Saga /
Vikingar I Väst och Öst

Swedish Television, Nova-WGBH in US, ITEL in England and others. History & archaeology.
2 x 55 min. 1998

The series is a major presentation of the life and deeds of the Vikings - seafaring Scandinavians that raided and traded from today's Iran, along the Russian rivers, all over Europe and over the oceans to Greenland and America, five hundred years before Columbus. Here scientists from around the Viking world explains how modern international archaeology works, and illustrates the amazing discoveries about who the Vikings were and what they actually achieved, founding cities like Dublin and countries like Russia.

The production included shooting on location in Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey, England, Ireland, Iceland, Canada, USA, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Leading scientists are Björn Ambrosiani/ Sweden, Richard Hall and Andrew Jones/ England, Ole Crumlin Pedersen/ Denmark, Tom McGovern/ USA and Evgenij Nosov/ Russia.

Reviews include: ”The Series about the Vikings is a production of the most exquisite class, with all the latest achievements in documentary film making techniques.” (Lars Björkvall, Expresen)
”This is Television when Television is at it’s best!” (Gunnel Törnander, Dagens Nyheter)
”A highly interesting series!” (Ulf Clarén, Sydsvenska Dagbladet)
” A series that shows the enormous possibilities that lie in computer graphics and animation. Rarely was archaeology so clearly revealed. Entire societies came to life after thousands of years, hidden in soil.” (Arne Höök, Aftonbladet)

The Brick Owen /

SVT. Popular history.
30 min.

A 25 min program about what happens when a renowned archaeologist finds a remarkable construction from the 11th century in his own back yard. For Nacka museum.

Sigtuna – the king’s town /
Kungens Sigtuna

Swedish Television. Popular history & archaeology
52 min. 1991

The programme reveals the history of the early medieval Swedish capital Sigtuna, as well as the archaeological excavations of the entire ancient town architecture. The programme was made in co-operation with Sigtuna museer and archaeologist Sten Tesch.

An exiting lesson with young archaeologists as teachers. A great programme made by Mikael Agaton. (Carl Otto Werkelid, Svenska Dagbladet)

Vikings in England

Swedish Television. Popular history & archaeology.
52 min. 1992

The programme reveals the history of the Danish Danelaw kingdom in England in the context of excavations and advanced museum technology in the city of York.

The Viking Tapestry /
Bildvävens Gåta

Swedish Television. Popular history & archaeology,
45 min. 1993

An ancient, illustrated tapestry suddenly proved to be several hundred years older than was previously known. Molecule analyses make it Viking. Who wove this tapestry, and what stories does it tell?

An exiting reportage. It is beautiful, instructive and remarkable. (Åsa Moberg, Aftonbladet)

Bellman forever /
Ständigt denna Bellman.

SVT. Popular history and music.
55 min. 2005.

A one hour special about Sweden’s foremost national poet and performer from the eighteenth century: Carl Michael Bellman. Despite the fact that he died 220 years ago, he is still making researchers fight about who he was and what he meant with his lyrics. In the programme, several of Sweden’s most famous artists and researchers give their contribution to our understanding of this productive genius that died poor and forgotten.

“Part fantastic… the subject, the craftsmanship and the desire to tell would have been worth a couple of more episodes.” (Jonas Lundh / Aftonbladet)

Snapphanar /
Snapphanarnas krig.

SVT. Popular history.
55 min.

During the 17th century a row of Swedish kings expanded the borders of their country. As the effect of cruel wars and invasions, areas in Poland, Germany, Norway and Denmark were incorporated in the Swedish kingdom. The population of farmers and craftsmen in the areas experienced hell on earth.

The southern part of today’s Sweden: Skania, Halland and Blekinge are the only areas that never was returned and the population of today regard themselves as Swedes, we think.

This is the story of how poor farmers that lost everything they had, formed a guerrilla movement. Snapphane groups that fought the Swedish troops during decades, paying a high price for their resistance. Regarded as terrorists by the Swedish king they suffered no mercy when they eventually got cought. They were humiliated, tortured and killed in ways beyond imagination. In the film we reveal the events 300 years ago when the Swedish army on the kings direct order devastated villages, towns and the living prerequisites for thousands of innocent people who’s descendants today are Swedish citizens.

Runsa - The Hill Fortress

SVT. Popular history.
30 min.

Two half hour programmes about the excavation of a 4th century hill fortress outside Stockholm. For SVT.

Images In stone /

SVT. Popular history.
30 min.

A 30 min science special about stone carvings in Sweden and Italy. For SVT.


A photographer is born /
En fotograf blir till

SVT. Photography – a personal portrait.
2 x 55 min. 2012

This is the film that tell the life and deeds of Sweden’s foremost photographer and the most renowned. Lennart Nilsson sold his first image in 1938 to Dagens Nyheter, the major Stockholm newspaper. Since then he has captured images of well known actors, artists, writers, directors and later buggs, ants, and cells, foetuses, viruses and bacteria. He is as much an inventor and scientist as he is photographer. This year he turned ninety, still working full speed with capturing images of the brain and diseases like Alzheimers. An amazing man with a very rich life.

The sami /

Swedish Television, Norwegian NRK. Popular science, history & archaeology.
3 x 55 min and an international one hour special. 2001

The series is the first major TV presentation of the Sami people from the northern mountains of Europe, their unique culture and remarkable history, scattered with violence and oppression. In the series we show how modern genetic research and archaeology now have discovered remarkable facts, showing that the Samis are one of the last remaining groups of native Europeans. We display the Samis’ almost forgotten mysterious religion and their unique handicraft. We visit desolate remains of settlements, sacrificial sites and stunning ancient rock carvings. We tell of the Samis’ relation to nature and to the reindeers that they heard along snowy mountains.

The Samis today are adapted to modern technology such as computer aided reindeer breeding, helicopters and modern design. Leading Sami artists and writers such as Mari Boine and Nils Aslak Valkeapää reveal the unique Sami heritage, and the fight for Sami rights in the Scandinavian society.

Leading archaeologists as well as scientists in genetics and language from Sweden, Canada, Norway and Finland cross check information and display how Sami history can be dated back five thousand years in Scandinavia.

“The skilfully produced documentary on the Samis was pure joy for the eye, the ear and the intellect. (Henriette Zorn, Dagens Nyheter)
“The series forms a strong whole, a very rare combination of respect and interest for the history and tradition of the Sami people.” (Dagens Nyheter, main editorial)
“Top brand television: quality and made with talent and intelligence. Simply fantastic with a stunning range and depth. The three programs about the Sami people are actually among the best documentary programs I have ever seen on Swedish television.” (Olle Hagström, Norrbottenskuriren)

Guardians of the Last Wilderness

ZDF, ARTE & SVT. History & Society.
1 hour. 2002.

One hour special about the Sami people, their history, culture and their relation to states of Scandinavia.

Swedish Islands /
Svenska öar.

SVT. Portrait.
8 min x 2. 2009.

Söderöra & Visingsö. Two island portraits out of twenty. A series in production for SVT.

Second Hand

SVT. Amusement.
8 x 30 min. 2005.

A brand new TV-series about lovely old things. Hosts Caitlin Rademakers and My Södergren explore the world of used but great stuff. Jackets, dresses and shoes are found in forgotten attics or in not so fancy stores. Old chairs and funny looking plates find a new life in chick city homes. Cool cars from all over assemble on a field in heavy rain.

In eight half hour episodes the girls get a mission from curious viewers or desperate friends: Arrange my boyfriends party with an Elvis attitude, I have no money but need lots of furniture, Please clear my attic, I need a unique spring outfit etc. My and Caitlin travel their world in a VW buss from the 70s, meeting experts, collectors & nerds, making people happy surrounded by great second hand music.

New Hands on Deck

GreenPeace International. Information Films.
6 x 7min.

A series of six information films for Greenpeace International.

Stories from the Rainbow Warrior

Greenpeace International
50 x 7 min.

A fifty part series of short programmes telling about life on board Greenpeace brand new sailing ship. For Greenpeace International.

DC3 – The lost spyplane

SVT. Popular history.
90 min. 2005.

In November 2003 the wing of an airplane breaks the surface of the Baltic. It is being brought up by the Swedish navy after 51 years on the sea floor. This is a turningpoint in a story of grief and political disasters that began 1952 when a seemingly normal DC3 from the neutral Swedish air force took of from Stockholm airport. What was said to be a routine mission during the cold war became a nightmare for relatives and endless problems for military and political leaders.

The plane never returned and rumours claimed it had been shoot down by Russians, a rumour that became a fact three decades later when Russia admitted. What also became clear was the fact that the plane was hired by the western side to do examinations of the Russian activities in the eastern Baltic, carrying advanced British radar equipment. In 2003 a group of civilian divers and the crew on a private rescue ship managed to do what the entire Swedish Navy and air force had failed to do: to find the airplane. After years of research in archives and endless months on the sea the plane finally showed up on the side scan sonar displays.

The Madonna and the Bull

In production.

A documentary on a man and his world in Camargue, a rural part of southern France populated by horses, flamingos and bulls … and the people that chase them on arenas.


My Life before Birth /
En unge till

SVT. Children programming.
10 x 7 min.

My Life before Birth shows the miraculous world where babies are being made. In a series of ten short programs we meet the Kid and her loving but crazy family. The Kid has recently experienced her own birth and now frustrated regards this as the end of the time of great adventures. While remembering the stunning times when she won the swimming race towards her mothers egg, or when she got fingers to move and eyelids to close, she settles in the new life. Thanks to his enthusiastic family and all the funny action, she realises that life in the outside world isn’t that bad after all.

My Life before Birth tells kids the amazing story of how they were once created inside of their mother’s womb. In this series world-renowned photographer Lennart Nilsson’s famous images start moving for the first time. Stunning computer graphics here inject life into images we all know from Lennart Nilsson’s wide spread book A Child is Born.

Snow has a hundred names /
Hundra Ord för Snö

UR. Children programming.
15 min x 4. 2006.

A four-part series about the Sami people in Scandinavia, for Swedish children. For SVT.

The Kingdom of Oden /
Odens Rike

UR. Children programming.
10 x 15 min. 2007.

The lives, deeds and death of the old Norse Viking gods, are revealed in the Icelandic sagas. In this series for children these stories are animated and explained by the host, archaeologist Lena Bergkvist, who also tells about Viking life in Scandinavia a thousand years ago. We visit Viking villages, burial mounds and we sail a real Viking ship.

Expedition to the Core of Life

Children programming.

The children version of the Journey series. Restaurants, factories and other remarkable features of cellular life are presented by scientists from the Karolinska Institute.


Clinical Innovation Fellowships

KTH/ KI/ SLL. Information films and a pilot for a TV-series.
3 min, 5 min & 15 min. 2010.

At the Centre for Medicine and Health at the Karolinska Institute/ Huddinge an innovation project has been launched. Multi competent teams of young experts are sent out in the reality of the Swedish hospital care to track down and solve problems. A medical doctor, a specialist in finance, a product designer and an engineer make up our team of super heroes. These films are aimed to inform decision makers and new participants and serve as a pilot for a possible reality series for webb TV.

Leadership Unionen

Unionen. Information film.
1 min x 8. 2010.

A series of short clips where leaders in society reveal key aspects of leadership. For Unionen Chef.

Made in Sweden /
Levande design

Svensk Form. Fashion and design history.
20 x 3 min and 20 x 30 min. 2008

Swedish furniture, fashion & design became famous during the last decades of the twentieth century. In this series we meet the people that created it. Katja of Sweden, Gunilla Pontén and Ulrika Hydman Vallien are just a few of the important designers that spent most of their lives to create beauty and function to millions of people. The series was produced for research and popular use via webb and museums.

A Book is Born

Bonniers. Information film.
40 min. 2010.

A 40-minute documentary about photographer Lennart Nilsson and his publisher. For Bonniers.

A day at the museum /
En dag på museet

Swedish Dental Society. WebbTV.
10 min and 25 x 1 min.

Host Karin Sjögren walks the rooms and corridors of the hidden facilities of the Odontological History Museum of Sweden in Kista north of Stockholm. Her she encounter horrifying tools and interesting dental solutions explained by the experienced and interested dentists that run the museum.

For the Webb site of the Swedish Dental Society we also produced 25 one minute films displaying one old dental tool or artefact each, forming the start of a virtual museum on the Webb. Here are tooth keys for extracting aching teeth as well as the prosthesis of king Oscar the second.

Teen Teeth

Public Dental Care / Folktandvården.

Comedian Peter Appelgren shows kids reasons to keep their teeth clean. For Public Dental Care / Folktandvården.

The Hagströmer Library /
Hagströmer Biblioteket

Presentationfilm. Karolinska Institute.

A presentation film about Swedens foremost medical library with ancient literature and drawings. For the Karolinska Institute.