Who we are

Oscar Hedin, Producer & Founder

Oscar founded Film and Tell in 2010 and prior to that he has made films that have reached large audiences, formed opinions, changed laws and won awards. His film about the soccer team Assyriska during their first year in the Swedish Premier League, A National Team without a Nation (2005), won the Golden Palm at the Beverly Hills Films Festival. My Father is Mentally Disabled (2008), a film about children of mentally handicapped parents, was nominated for the Red Cross Journalism Award. Aching Heart (2007), focusing on young Swedish men who dedicate their lives to Allah, was nominated for a Guldbagge, Prix Europa and Ikaros, and the film won the Amulet. In Shame & Honor (2009) he brought homosexuals in honor cultures to the public’s attention and the in the main protagonists won the honorary prize at the Swedish Gay Gala 2010. Hate and The Triangle of Death (2004) a film focusing on the illegal hunting of wolves led to a convicting sentence, and Oscar Hedin received the Swedish Environmental Journalists’ Honorary Award.

His reportage on charlatanry in psychiatric care led to changes in legislation and his reporting on Sandvik’s and Atlas Copco’s involvement in the gold industry in Ghana spurred several investigations and forced managers to resign. The Forgotten Girls (2001), a documentary shining light on FMG, started a storm of public opinion and was acknowledged with a Save the Children Journalist Award-nomination. Oscar has attended the European producers’ training Eurodoc.

Favorite documentaries: Le chagrin et la pitié, Hearts and Minds, Paradise Lost Trilogy, Armadillo and The Act of Killing


Åse Fougner, Producer

Åse holds a Bachelors degree in Documentary filmmaking from Stockholm University of the Arts and a Masters degree in Project management. Since 2004 she has been working in the field of documentaries in various roles, such as producer, director and film photographer. She has been involved in several documentary series at SVT/UR, such as Min livstid (2016), Välja väg (2014) and Barnmorskorna (2008, Kristallen nominated). She also produced and directed single documentaries such as The Radical Sloyds Man (2017) and The Russian Bay (2008). Additionally, Åse is one of the filmmakers behind the long-term documentary project Född 2010 (Swedish Television).

Favorite documentaries: Sisters in Law, Hold med tight, let me go, The Act of Killing, Flying: Confessions of a free woman, Grizzly Man, Exit through the Gift Shop, Grey Gardens and Harlan County, USA


Emilie Tilstam, Producer

Emilie has a Bachelor degree in Economics and Political Science from Uppsala University and l’Institut de Sciences Politiques Paris.  Her interest in social issues began when she founded a Red Cross association at her school as a 16-year old. Since then she has worked with project management and fundraising for various organisations such as the European Youth Parliament and the Swedish Association of International Affairs. Her work to engage young people in EU-affairs has been awarded with the European Charlemagne Youth Prize.

Favourite documentaries: Pumping Iron and Grey Gardens


Erik Rockborn, Producer

Erik has worked at the Politics and Trade departments at the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi, as well as the American Embassy in Stockholm. He has two Bachelor degrees, one from Stockholm School of Economics (Handelshögskolan) and one in Political Science from Uppsala University. During his studies he worked simultaneously as a journalist, was a manager of the largest international student project in Scandinavia, Project China, and won the Swedish final of Pernod Ricard’s International Spirit of Entrepreneurs Business Game.

Favorite documentary: Earthlings


Maria Kuhlberg, Producer

Maria has a bachelor degree in Acting from Swedish National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Stockholm, and has worked within film and theatre as an actress since 1998. In 2007 Maria started as a director of documentary movies. Her film He thinks he’s the best (2011) won the Ikaros Award – Best documentary, Kristallen award – Best documentary, Prix Italia – Best documentary, Prix Europa – Special Commendation Best Documentary and festival prices for example MakeDox The Young Onion Award. 

Favorite documentaries: Tarnation, Darwins Nightmare, The Khmer Rouge and The Man of Non-violence, At night I fly.


Anna Lindgren, Office & Communications Manager

Before joining the Film and Tell team in 2017 Anna worked as a freelance writer and project manager as well as a copywriter at an advertising agency. Throughout her career, she has worked in various fields and published two books. With several years in the service & hospitality industry, Anna also knows how to plan large scale events, and how procedures and strategies are implemented. Anna studied Political Science and Economy at the Stockholm University. She also has the diploma from Poppius journalism school.

Favorite documentary: Last men in Aleppo


Edward Lever, Creative & Technical Coordinator

Ed has a bachelor degree in English Literature from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and a masters with distinction from Goldsmiths College, University of London. In the years since graduating, he has been working in the field of film and video making in various roles, with a particular focus on post-production. He has worked as post-production supervisor on award winning feature length documentaries such as Becoming Zlatan and Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas. He has worked on a large number of TV shows, music videos, adverts, feature length and short films doing a variety of capacities – from writing, shooting and directing, to editing, onlining, doing VFX and animation, and mastering and everything in between.

Favorite documentaries: Fires Were Started, À propos de Nice, Harlan County USA, Jazz On A Midsummers Day


Charlie Holmstedt, Intern

Charlie joined Film and Tell in 2017. He holds a bachelor in Culture, Society and Media production from Linköping University. He has mainly worked with photography on a freelance basis, producing photos for found object artist Chris MacDonald. Charlie has also produced radio pieces for Sveriges Radio.

Favorite documentaries: Tongues Untied, Paris is Burning and I skuggan av fantomen (radio).