Jöns Mellgren

MA work

My background is in illustration, but when I make films I like to work with physical objects – making models and sets to shoot on. It forces me to solve problems in a very concrete way. I try to incorporate various tricks from theatre machinery, puppetry and pop-up books in my filmmaking, but then adapt them to the language of film.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Animation, 2009

  • My background is in illustration, but when I make films I like to work with physical objects – making models and sets to shoot on. It forces me to solve problems in a very concrete way. I try to incorporate various tricks from theatre machinery, puppetry and pop-up books in my filmmaking, but then adapt them to the language of film.

  • Experience

  • Freelance Illustrator, Stockholm, Netherlands, 2000–7
  • Awards

  • First prize, Animation, Passion Prize, 2009