Growing up on a secluded farm in the north of Sweden Bengt-Anton got a JVC Hi8 camera for his 13th birthday. Well, it was purchased for the whole family to use, but Bengt-Anton adopted it for himself. He started experimenting and soon realised that if you press rec twice really quickly, and move stuff around a little bit, press again and continue this, something interesting happened — animation. Bengt-Anton continued to be captivated with this new instrument and created small shorts forcing his friends to act out scenes in front of the camera.
When moving to Stockholm at the age of 18, this interest grew and became more serious, working in everything from art department to camera rental houses and storyboarding. Yes, he can draw too.
Bengt-Anton has worked closely with Aspekt since the beginning, he has always been a part of the family and everyone’s favourite directors assistant. So sought-after that rules have had to be laid down to prevent internal war over him. Although constantly busy with working on others projects, he still always continued to pursue his own, and finally it was obvious, undeniable, Bengt-Anton was a director in his own sense and it was time to let him be just that.
Bengt-Anton directs his films with a lot of emotion and sensibility both behind and in front of the camera. He is very involved, dedicated and passionate about all aspects of film production, something that is evident in his work.
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