Johannes Stjärne Nilsson & Ola Simonsson
Johannes Stjärne Nilsson is a director, producer and screenwriter born in Lund, Sweden. He has a MFA in Industrial design at the National College of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm and is also a graphic designer and illustrator.
Ola Simonsson is a director, actor and screenwriter born in Lund, Sweden. He has a MFA at Malmö Music Academy and is also a musician and singer.
Having founded friendship at age seven, the two started the production company Kostr-Film in 1995. They have since then directed 30 shorts, 6 documentaries and one feature. Their work has reached a wide international audience and been nominated for a Palm d'Or and a Camera d'Or in Cannes. They have received 70 awards worldwide including two Golden Beetle Awards.
Johannes and Ola are also creators and members of the internationally acclaimed music group Six Drummers that make music, art and live performances.