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Alexandra-Therese Keining

Represented by Susanna Rönn & Pontus Rönn
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Alexandra-Therese Keining, born 1976, debuted with the feature film Hot Dog (2003) as Sweden’ s youngest female director and screenwriter. She is also an acclaimed novelist and has also worked as a casting director for many film and television projects in Scandinavia.
Her second feature film Kiss Me (With Every Heartbeat) premiered at AFI in Los Angeles 2011 where it also won Best Breakthrough Award. It has since been awarded and screened at over 75 filmfestivals all around the world.
Her lastest feature, Girls Lost, is based on the prizewinning novel Pojkarna by Jessica Schiefuer. Girls Lost premiered in Toronto International Film Festival and opened the festivals of Rome, Rotterdam and Chicago as well as competing for Best Youth Film in Cannes Film Festival 2016 and The European Film Awards 2016.
Next up for Keining is The Average Color Of The Universe Is Beige as well as directing the feature film Paramour, based on the controversial events of an international scandal.

FEATURE FILMS
2015 – Girls Lost
2011 – Kiss Me
2011 – Elegia
2009 – A Rational Solution
2002 – Hot Dog

TV SERIES
Casting Director: 2009-2010 – Wallander: Arvet, Dödsängeln, Skytten, Läckan, Prästen, Cellisten, Tjuven, Kuriren, Skulden
Casting Director: 2009 – Det enda rationella

AWARDS
2017 – Guldbagge Awards: Nominated, Guldbagge
Best Direction (Bästa regi) for Girls Lost
2016 – CPH PIX
Nordisk Film Foundation’s Best Children’s Film
for Girls Lost (2015).
2016 – European Film Awards
Nominated, Young Audience Award
for Girls Lost (2015).
2015 – TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards
The Screenwriter Award for Girls Lost
2015 – Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
International Competition Best Screenplay Award for Girls Lost
Shared With: Helena Wirenhed (producer), Olle Wirenhed (producer)
(Götafilm).
2011 – AFI Fest
Audience Award for Breakthrough for Kiss Me (2011).

US REPRESENTATION:
ICM Partners
Ellipsis Entertainment Group

Alexandra-Therese Keining