I am currently the Nordic Correspondent and a Contributing Editor for Screen International and ScreenDaily.com, the global film industry publications headquartered in London. I’m proud to say that I’ve been part of the Screen family since 2005 when I joined as a reporter and eventually served as editor in chief for two years.
For Screen, I mostly write breaking news (including at festivals and markets), interviews, and set visits.
I am the author of the 2022 report Creative Overload for Film i Vast, looking at the “golden age of content” from the writers and directors’ perspective, looking at the challenges and opportunities working in a world where opportunities are booming, but the divide is growing between theatrical features and episodic content for platforms. You can download the report here.
I was also the editor of EFAs Close-up (seven past issues here), a topical online magazine that was published twice a year by the European Film Academy.
And here are the reports I wrote about the Berlinale EFM 2021 and 2022 Think Tanks.
My past editorial staff jobs include Staff News Editor at Entertainment Weekly, Managing Editor at indieWIRE, Assistant Editor at Rolling Stone Press and News Editor at CMJ New Music Report.
I have written for Variety, The Guardian, Sight & Sound, The i, The Daily Telegraph, Time Out, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Glamour, Playboy, The New York Daily News, and more.
Iceland on Screen is launched later in 2022.
My 2020 book Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies is out now.
In my former life, I wrote New York City’s Best Dive Bars (Ig Publishing, 2003). It is now out of print, and sadly a lot of the dive bars have disappeared! But you can still find some used copies on Amazon.
I also wrote a big interview for Warp Films 10, their 10th anniversary book (2013).
While at Rolling Stone Press, I worked on The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll; Lennon Remembers; and Decades of Rock.
A selection of recent articles
Joachim Trier interview (ScreenDaily)
Eskil Vogt interview (ScreenDaily)
Valdimar Johannsson on Lamb (ScreenDaily)
Chloe Zhao on Nomadland (ScreenDaily)
Elizabeth Lo on Stray (Business Doc Europe)
Regina King on One Night In Miami (Screen)
Thomas Vinterberg interview (ScreenDaily)
Kate Winslet on Ammonite (ScreenDaily)
Hong Kong directors go anonymous (Screen)
Ninja Thyberg on Pleasure (ScreenDaily)
Woody Harrelson on COVID (Screen)
The Morning Show feature (Screen)
Matt Dillon on El Gran Fellove (Screen)
Christine Vachon interview (ScreenDaily)
Never Rarely Sometimes Always feature (Screen)
Supernova interview (Screen)
Wildland interview (DFI)
Ruben Ostlund talks Triangle of Sadness
Alex Gibney interview (ScreenDaily)
Should dogs win Oscars? (The i)
Film industry help during Covid (Screen)
Mental health in the film biz (Screen)
Save Bio Paradis in Iceland (Screen)
Lulu Wang interview (ScreenDaily)
Contributor to Girls on Film podcast
Lionsgate choir (ScreenDaily)
Feras Fayyad The Cave (ScreenDaily)
Claire Oakley interview (Fade To Her)
Maria Sodahl interview (Fade To Her)
Female filmmakers funding (ScreenDaily)
Blackbird set visit (ScreenDaily)
Billie Piper interview (ScreenDaily)
How To Build a Girl set visit (ScreenDaily)
Queen of Hearts case study recap (CineEuropa)
Future Leaders Programmers (ScreenDaily)
A White, White Day set visit (ScreenDaily)
For Sama interview (ScreenDaily)
Queen of Hearts interview (DFI)
Glenn Close interview (ScreenDaily)
Ali Abbasi on Border (ScreenDaily)
Lukas Dhont on Girl (ScreenDaily)
The Square set report (ScreenDaily)
The Guilty interview (ScreenDaily)
The Making of Borg McEnroe (ScreenDaily)
Lady Macbeth interview (ScreenDaily)
God’s Own Country interview (ScreenDaily)
Indigenous filmmaking in 2018 (Screen)
Nicolas Winding Refn interview (DFI)
Kitchen sink dramas (The Daily Telegraph)
Ruben Ostlund interview (EFAs Close-Up)
Benedikt Erlingsson (EFAs Close-Up)
And some old faves
Cynthia Plaster Caster interview (Salon)
Sofia Coppola on Lost In Translation (indieWIRE)
Fatih Akin on Head On (indieWIRE)
Best Worst Movie Ever? (Guardian)
The first interview Jared Hess did for Napoleon Dynamite (indieWIRE)
Debra Granik way back in 2004 talking Down To The Bone (Variety)