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” and latest master piece for The Child Cancer Foundation.

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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