Aspekt

We are a production company creating visually stunning work for the global market. On a foundation of graphic and illustrative work we are a live action driven company with impeccable design and inventive art direction making —our directors’ journeys includes book covers, typography, illustration, still photography, music making and mechanical inventions, as well as classic film work.

Motivated by the expression of a distinct idea we are defined by a passion for detail and a celebration of aesthetics. At Aspekt even the smallest prop or camera movement matters, has a function, a reason for being. We’re very into details, and we mean not only in the visuals of the films but also how we handle production, communication and even in the way new pens are being selected for the office.

Based in Stockholm, capital of the small but sweet country of Sweden, we produce film all over the world — partnering with the greatest agencies, for the greatest of clients. Our projects reach from crafting complete concepts to refining existing scripts and ideas for all visual platforms. 

Do you want to be aspektifyed, please don’t hesitate to contact us — we’ll have fun and do good work together. Promise.

Bengt-Anton Runsten

Growing up on a secluded farm in the north of Sweden Bengt-Anton got a JVC Hi8 camera for his 13th birthday. Well, it was purchased for the whole family to use, but Bengt-Anton adopted it for himself. He started experimenting and soon realised that if you press rec twice really quickly, and move stuff around a little bit, press again and continue this, something interesting happened — animation. Bengt-Anton continued to be captivated with this new instrument and created small shorts forcing his friends to act out scenes in front of the camera.

When moving to Stockholm at the age of 18, this interest grew and became more serious, working in everything from art department to camera rental houses and storyboarding. Yes, he can draw too.

Bengt-Anton has worked closely with Aspekt since the beginning, he has always been a part of the family and everyone’s favourite directors assistant. So sought-after that rules have had to be laid down to prevent internal war over him. Although constantly busy with working on others projects, he still always continued to pursue his own, and finally it was obvious, undeniable, Bengt-Anton was a director in his own sense and it was time to let him be just that.

Bengt-Anton directs his films with a lot of emotion and sensibility both behind and in front of the camera. He is very involved, dedicated and passionate about all aspects of film production, something that is evident in his work.

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Clara Terne

Clara grew up in Stockholm spending her summers in austere Bohuslän archipelago. As a child she would find herself constructing fantasylands. She was slightly obsessed with the Alice in Wonderland illustrations and loved the work of surrealist painters Magritte and Dali. Inspired she imagined and shaped a community of little people living under the family’s summerhouse, with all the elements of a real society.

Growing up Clara graduated art school from London and Stockholm and started a career as an illustrator. A returning comment on her still work was that it seemed to have movement and almost be a capture from a film. It was such comments that lead her towards animation and she completely fell in love with it. The ability to abide the rules of everyday life and find little wormholes to alternate places spoke to the core of Clara. She self-taught through tutorials, experimenting and plain old stubbornness and now masters the techniques to make her illustrations come to life and develop further. It is evident that the daydreaming worlds Clara created in her head as a child are still very much alive in her work, that is always defined by something magic, playful and imaginary.

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Daniel de Viciola

If Swedish is your native tongue, you hear by accent that Daniel grew up in Stockholm and more precisely in the southern suburbs. In those surroundings his older brother led him into the breakdance scene during the early eighties. He was just six years old but he became quite obsessed and could dance several hours per day.

This love for music led him to direct his first music video in1993, but most of the early nineties Daniel de Viciola stood in the darkness. More precisely in darkrooms – developing film and doing prints. First as an assistant but later shooting his own editorials, ads and record covers. 

Finding his way back to film he founded the agency/directors collective Alphabetical Order, that he ran with Marcus Linnér for 16 years. During those years Daniel gained experience in film making and other creative expressions such as art direction, book design and illustration. Although he still enjoys playing around in different creative areas, his main focus remains film.

Daniel’s work is defined by movement, one motion leading to the next. There is always a reason for being, like a domino of images transcending into one another. Driven by live action, on a evident background of photography, animation and 3d, he creates film with the same kind of drive as he once breakdanced. On that note – at Aspekt we know that every once in a while, when the planets align, you can still get him to bust a move. 

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Koja

Koja is the Swedish word for a tree house. Ulle and Tobbe, who make up this director’s duo, studied at the Royal College of Art in London and have a background in illustration and music. Their passion for making films started with some stop motion animations created in a small 3sq meter space underneath their bunk bed in east London (an in-house koja). Yes … they’ve also been a couple for over 17 years.  

Their work is handmade and art department driven. One of their first commissioned films was a spot for the Body Shop, due to the small production resources Koja made the film come together by stealing material from construction sites after dark and turning it into the characters and sets of the film. Ironically the film ended up celebrated on CG blogs although it is actually completely done in camera.   

That says something about the work of Koja altogether. It is sprung from the joy of stuff. How things are built and work, the dedication to finding out and solving constructions has no end. There’s a high regard for craftsmanship and an obvious vivid imagination. Although focused on directing they sometimes can’t keep away from the hands-on creating. So you might find them actually carpeting, painting or screwing together something for one of their productions yet today. The details of art department often so well put together that people sometimes still mistake them for CG animations. They say themselves that they think with their hands.

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Linnéa Bergman

Linnea Bergman grew up surrounded by dance and music, the Stockholm Royal Opera was like a second home (we blame the ballet dancing, clarinett playing parents). Just to give you an idea. She saw the Swan Lake more than 13 times from the spectator seats as well as from behind the scenes before the age of 10. This environment introduced her to a magic, visual and auditory world. Costumes, characters, dance and music, things that would trigger any creative mind, not least a child with a big imagination.

The actual filmmaking however, came later in life. What started as a passion for drawing and dreams of becoming an illustrator at Konstfack. A course in title sequences and motion graphics changed her directionand so began a long lasting love affair with film.

She founded the director’s duo Ensrettet with a fellow class mate and started working with title sequences, identity films and commercials. Moving on solo Linnea Bergman has taken steps towords more classic live action. Her work is often defined by a combination of two elements. Light and movement.

Linneas film frames has rythm, a feeling of touch, a heartbeat: It being an umbrella catching wind, a traffic light, or a piece of fabric falling in mid air.

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RBG6

Does it have anything to do with RGB colors? Is it in fact a weapon? Few has managed to figure out the meaning of the name RBG6. Therefore, to spare everyone the pain and once for all provide the simple answer: RBG6 is an abbreviation of Rödabergsgatan 6, the street address in Stockholm where Joel Nordström and Lars Ohlin once founded the directing duo RBG6.

Lars attended several art schools and Joel failed an engineering career before the two met at Konstfack (University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm in 1999. However the emerge of their visual universe didn’t happen until the summer of 2003, as the two collaborated on a visual identity for Swedish National Television. Their early work had a broader spectrum, including typography, music videos and graphic design before they later specialized in film making.

It is easy to understand that it started much earlier though. As kids they loved books such as the What makes it go by Joe Kaufman. The fantastic perpetual machines in drawings by danish Storm P (similar to british Heath Robinson and american Rube Goldberg). The graphic imagery of Jan Lööf and John Bauer. Platform computer games on the Macintosh SE (top of the line computer at the time of their childhood). LEGO and Meccano. As grown ups artists such as Magritte, Escher, Claes Oldenburg, Fischli + Weiss and Roman Signer has been important inspiration to the work of Joel and Lars.

This sums up to the graphic, stylized and somehow poetic style and narration that is typical to the work of RBG6. All films are achieved with a minute attention to detail and a fair portion of humor. Despite an ascetic visual language their overall goal is always to somehow make the viewer emotionally moved by their work.

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Production

Executive Producer
Ms. Kim Buisson
Ph. +46 70 721 28 50

New Business
Ms. Hedvig Myhrman
Ph. +46 73 909 03 88

Representation

Asia
Freebase Media
Mrs. Becky Lee
Ph. +852 9862 0880

Australia / Pacific
Photoplay
Mr. Oliver Lawrance
Ph. +61 2 9698 4946

Germany
Tempomedia
Hr. Alexander Schildt
Ph. +49 40 431 669 0

France (Daniel de Viciola)
Insurrection
Mme. Erinn Lotthé Guillon
Ph. +33 1 44 61 81 51

France (RBG6 & Linnea Bergman) 
Wizz
Mme. Amanda Stubbs
Ph: +33 1 42 67 05 05

United Kingdom
Friend
Mr. Luke Jacobs
Ph. +44 20 3397 3111

US / Canada (Daniel de Viciola & RBG6)
Free Agents
Mr. Xavier Egurbide
Ph. +1 212 255 2252

US (Linnea)
The Joinery 
Mr. Gerard Cantor
Ph. +1 323 785 1151


Office

Gävlegatan 12A 4th fl.
Stockholm, Sweden

Tel: +46 8 33 25 66
studio@aspekt.com

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