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AMIR CHAMDIN & THE MAGNIFICENT ENNIO MORRICONE

AMIR CHAMDIN is an award-winning Stockholm native filmmaker renowned for his work across feature films, TV series, music videos, documentaries, and commercials. In 2023, Chamdin created a six-part biopic drama, Börje – the Journey of a Legend, the most successful Viaplay launch ever. Starring Valter Skarsgård, Jason Priestley, Hedda Stiernstedt, and A.C. Petersen. Shot in Canada, Sweden, and Mexico.

In 2020, Chamdin received the award for ‘Best Series’ at CANNESSERIES for his original crime-thriller series, Partisan, which premiered on NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay and delivered the best opening for an original series. Sweden’s biggest newspaper, Aftonbladet, gave the show five out of five stars, and the show was Variety’s pick for the best International TV series in 2020.

Chamdin first made a name as a musician, where he created the visual world for a band, which gave him the stepping-stone to becoming a full-time director. With numerous music videos under his belt, Chamdin received MTV’s coveted Best Music Video Award for The Cardigans You’re The Storm. Loudwire named Ghost and the music video Year Zero, directed by Chamdin, the Best Metal Video of the Year, while Revolver called it seventh on their list of the year’s best in all genres. He’s also the household director of The Hellacopters, with over ten videos leading to the anticipated documentary, I’m In The Band, which premiered on SVT in 2021.

He has a strong passion for music and visuals, which H&M picked up on, and they approached Chamdin with the mission of creating a new direction for the company’s moving content, which led Chamdin to direct a massive international campaign with over 100 commercials filmed worldwide. Chamdin’s commercials have earned him several international awards, working with clients like L’Oreal, Adidas, Ikea, and Mango.

Chamdin made his cinematic debut with his black and white feature, God Willing, starring Nina Persson from the Cardigans and Chamdin himself. Chamdin’s second feature, Cornelies, went straight to No. 1 at the Swedish and Norwegian box office and is now recently on Netflix’s most-viewed Swedish film list. He also created his first TV drama, Hassel, in 2017, a realistic and hard-boiled police thriller series. The episodic crime drama has reached No. 1 as the most-watched new series in Sweden and Finland.

Chamdin is known for creating a natural and relaxed environment in front of the camera, always eliciting the best performance from actors, models, and artists. Now, he has several writing projects in motion, and he’s always looking for new and exciting challenges.

Selected work
  • Börje – the Journey of a Legend – series (director) – 2023
  • Partisan 2 – series (director/screenwriter/concept/composer) – 2022

  • Partisan – series (director/screenwriter/concept/composer) – 2020

  • Dröm / Dream – series (director/concept) – 2019

  • Hassel – series (director/concept) – 2017

  • Höj Rösten / Raise Your Voice/Vote – short (director) – 2014

  • Cornelis – feature (director) – 2010

  • Hela Havet Stormar / Musical Chairs – short (director/writer) – 2009

  • Upptäck Andy Warhol / The Andy Warhol Exhibition – short (director/concept) – 2008

  • Om Gud Vill / God Willing – feature (director/screenwriter) –  2006

  • Bananfesten / Banana Party – short (director/screenwriter) – 2006

  • A Man’s Gotta Do – short (director/writer) – 2004

Awards & nominations

Partisan
Winner of Best Series – Canneseries – 2020
Nominated Best Screenplay, Best Music, Best Actor – Cannesseries 2020
Nominated Best Series – Venice TV-Awards 2021
C21 Awards – Best non-English Language Drama-series – 2020

Cornelis
Guldbaggen (Swedish Academy Award) – David Dencik nominated for Best Supporting Role 

Infinite Mass
Swedish Music Hall of Fame – inducted – 2020

Ghost
Loudwire Music Awards – Winner Best Metal Video with “Year Zero” – 2013

Om Gud Vill / God Willing
The Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated/In competition
Miami International Film Festival – Nominated/In Competition
Taipei Film Festival – Nominated/In Competition
Hong Kong International Film Festival – Nominated/In Competition
Amanda Awards Norway – Nominated/In Competition
ERA New Horizons International Film Festival – Nominated/In Competition
Cinematica International Film Festival – Nominated/In Competition
Titanic Budapest International Film Festival – Nominated/In Competition
Copenhagen International Film Festival – Nominated/In Competition
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Nominated/In Competition
Kaunas International Film Festival – Nominated/In Competition
The Norwegian International Film Festival – Nominated/In Competition
Guldbaggen (Swedish Academy Award) – Nominated for Best Photo
Kodak Visionary Award – 2006

The Cardigans
MTV Awards – Winner Best Music Video with “You’re The Storm” – 2004

IKEA, Come Into My Closet
Epica Awards – Gold
Euro Best – Gold
New York Festival Innovative – Gold for Best Use of Music/Sound
New York Festival Innovative – Gold for Household appliances/Furnishings

Banana Party
SilverÄgg – Winner – 2006

Ugly Betty
Epica Awards – Nellonen

Big Bills Are History
London International Awards – Television/Cinema: Campaign TELE2

Infinite Mass
The Grammis Awards – The Infinite Patio
Swedish Dance Music Award – Best Album – The Infinite Patio
Swedish Dance Music Award – Best Dance Track – Area Turns Red
Swedish Dance Music Award – Best Hip-Hop Artist