Laurits Munch-Petersen

Academy Award-winning Director

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Laurits Munch-Petersen attended the National Film School of Denmark where he graduated as a Director in 2003. His graduation film “Between Us” won an Oscar, the Honorary Foreign Film Award, as well as 14 international awards, hence becoming the most award-winning graduation film from the school to this date.

Laurits has directed three feature films of which his latest “Shadow of a Hero” was nominated for a Bodil (The Danish Academy Awards). His fourth feature film, a film adaptation of Søren Kierkegaard’s “Seducer’s Diary”, is on it’s way and his debut feature film “Ambulance” from 2005 is currently being turned into a Hollywood-remake.

In addition, Laurits has directed numerous award-winning documentaries, tv-series, and commercials. His commercial work includes the Cannes Silver Lion-winning “Solar Dummies” for Spies, as well as several other awards, and this years viral film for Starmark ”The Sex, Prawns And Rock’n’Roll Test”, the cinema-commercial “Film Guide”, Sundhedsstyrelsen’s “Reklame for Alvor”, etc.

Laurits’ filmic style is strong storytelling, often with an original, edgy touch, he’s visually seductive with excellent acting and sometimes a funny or a touching twist.

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