Jonny von Wallström is a Swedish cinematographer turned self-shooting director. THE PEARL OF AFRICA is his first feature documentary

Born in Sandviken, a small industrial city in the middle of Sweden. He hated going to school and as a kid he dreamed of becoming a professional football player. It wasn’t until he was 17 that he discovered his love for art, which has taken him on a quest around the world, trying to understand the world we live in.

Today he resides outside of Stockholm, Sweden, where he has established himself as a international filmmaker. He made his debut with the TV film Zero Silence, which was Official Selection at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2011.

In my films I try to capture strong personal stories about life changing issues around the world, that merge raw realism with beautiful cinematic visuals.

The films are often driven by a voracious curiosity & genuine desire to understand our contemporary human condition. He’s known for a definite style of merging raw realism with beautiful cinematic visuals. His work ranges from broadcasters such as Arte, SVT, Al Jazeera, TV6, MTV and ZTV.

 (Zero Silence, 60min, 2011. Maud & Leo, 27min, 2009. Planet for sale, 15 min, 2008)