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