Jörgen Hjerdt

Creator, Playwright, Writer

Acclaimed and award-winning writer, novelist, and playwright Jörgen Hjerdt recently premiered his latest work, TV-series Taelgia for SVT, which received an outstanding response and was nominated for several awards, including Prix Europa. His audio series Före/Efter Anna Lindh 2003, about the murder of the Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh also won the Prix Europa.

Jörgen’s most recent projects is an edgy comedy about love and death; R.I.P. Henry for Viaplay and the award-winning audio drama, FÖRE/ Efter Nya Karolinska 2017  which explores the political scandals surrounding The New Karolinska Hospital for Sveriges Radio, and the Sami dramedy-series Heajastallan/The Wedding party for NRK, which was filmed this past winter/spring in Kautokeino, Norway.

Jörgens debut novel Befriad/Liberated received glowing reviews and he is currently working on his next one. He has also written original plays for The Royal Dramatic Theatre and Stockholm City Theatre. His latest play, In the Darkness, has played in Stockholm, Tbilisi, and Kyiv.

Jörgen’s dramatic and emotional photos together with Åsa Kalmér, SCARS, were shown six months in a row at Fotografiska in Stockholm.

Jörgen began his journey in independent filmmaking in the late 90s, following his education in film and drama schools where he explored the craft by working in various roles on short films, music videos, TV series, documentaries, and commercials. Although he initially aimed to become a cinematographer or director, he eventually chose to focus on writing. Jörgen enjoys creating stories that push boundaries, whether through their subject matter or storytelling style. His novel Liberated blends magic realism with thriller and horror elements to explore themes of depression and anxiety. The TV series Blue Eyes addresses contemporary fascism, while Taelgia deals with gang-related crime. His stage plays have tackled issues such as sexual assault and the world of dirt and cleaning.

 

https://jorgenhjerdt.com/

 

  • AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

    2024 – New Karolinska – Won Nordic Audio Drama Award
    2023 – Anna Lindh – won best Audio drama at Prix Europa
    2023 – Taelgia – Nominated best TV drama at Prix Europa
    2020 –  Max Anger – Nominated for Best Drama at Festival de la Fiction TV  in
    La Rochelle, France.
    2019 – STHLM Requiem – BANFF World Media Festival – Rockie Awards,
    Best Non-English drama series.
    2015 –  Blue Eyes – Séries Mania, France – Special mention by the Jury
    2015 –  Blue Eyes – Berlin Film Festival – chosen for Berlinale Special Series.
    2007 – It’s my turn now (Det är min tur nu) – Worldwide Short Film Festival –
    The Telus Audience Choice Award
    2007 – It’s my turn now (Det är min tur nu) – St Petersburg Beginning Film
    Festival – The Jury Special Prize.
    2006 – It’s my turn now (Det är min tur nu) – Mill Valley Film Festival – Best
    Short and runner-up of British Academy of Film and Television Arts/LA
    (BAFTA/LA)



Year Project title Project role Production company / channel
2024 Untitled (Series - In Development) Creator, Writer FLX
2024 Heajastallan/Bryllupsfesten/Wedding party (series) Writer, Storyline MER Film/NRK
2023 Taelgia Writer, Storyline Garagefilm/Filmlance/SVT
2023 Nya Karolinska 2017 (Audio Drama) Head Writer Sveriges Radio
2023 R.I.P. Henry (Series) Writer, Storyline ITV Studios Norway/Viaplay
2022 Anna Lindh 2003 (Audio Drama) Head Writer Sveriges Radio
2022 I mörkret/In the Darkness (PLay) Playwright Källarbyn/Ukrainian Art Festival Kiev/Tblisi/Monsun Theatre
2022 Ärr/Scars (Photo Exhibition) Photographer Fotografiska
2021 Max Anger (Series) Writer, Storyline Nice Drama/Twelve Town/Viaplay
2019 STHLM Rekviem (Series) Head Writer Kärnfilm/Tv4/CMore/ZDF
2015 Befriad/Liberated (Novel) Author Weyler
2015 Blå ögon (Series) Creator, Storyline STRIX Drama/SVT
2007 Andra Avenyn (Series) Writer SVT Drama
2006 De sju städerskorna (Play) Playwright Dramaten/Monsun Tr Hamburg/
2006 Det är min tur nu (Short) Writer, Director Unbroken Wave/Folkets bio/SVT
2005 Flickan och skulden (Play) Playwright Stockholms stadsteater
2002 Hemlängtan (Art exhibition) Artist Stenungsunds kulturhus Konstutställning
2001 Mantra (short) Writer, Director Unbroken Wave/Folkets Bio
1999 Sanna en gång till (Short) Writer, Director Unbroken Wave/Folkets Bio

Manager/Agent for Jörgen Hjerdt

Lisa Widén

+46 705467773 lisa@globalensemble.com