David Herdies

Managing Director & Producer

David Herdies (1974) is a Swedish producer, director and the Managing Director of Momento Film. He founded Momento Film in 2011 with the vision to create compelling and surprising films commenting on our time. From the outset, the aim has been to be an independent platform for new talents with challenging and brave film projects. David Herdies’ films have been screened and awarded on festivals all over the world.

He has participated in international producer’s workshops such as EAVE, ACE, Eurodoc and was Sweden’s Producer on the Move at Cannes Film Festival 2018. Among his prior films can be mentioned the short film MADRE by Simón Mesa Soto (Official Short Film Competition, Cannes 2016), FRAGILITY by Ahang Bashi (Gothenburg Best Feature, Guldbagge for Best Newcomer, 2017), OUAGA GIRLS by Theresa Traore Dahlberg (IDFA & 60+ festivals), HAMADA by Eloy Domínguez Serén (IDFA 2018 and 11 awards) and TRANSNISTRA by Anna Eborn (Big Screen Award, Rotterdam IFFR and Dragon Award, Gothenburg IFF 2019). Since 2014, Herdies is developing a fiction department at Momento Film and has several feature films in development, amongst which can be mentioned MADAME LUNA written by Maurizio Braucci and Suha Arraf, DE KOMMER ATT DRUNKNA I SINA MÖDRARS TÅRAR (THE RABBIT YARD) written by Johannes Anyuru and directed by Goran Kapetanovic, THE SWEDISH TORPEDO by Frida Kempff and BATHTUB by Vera Sjunnesson.


Madame Luna (Feature film) (producer) (pre-production)

Bellum (Documentary) (producer) (director) (post-production)

Stories from the Debris (Documentary) (producer) (post-production)

Amparo (co-producer) (post-production)

2020 – Tiny Tim – King for a Day (Documentary) (producer) (post-production)

2020 – Yung Lean: In My Head (Documentary) (producer)

2019 – Buddha in Africa 90 min documentary. Co-producer

2019 – Transnistra 95 min documentary. Producer

2019 – Jauria 15 min fiction. Co-producer

2018 – Hamada 86 min documentary. Producer

2018 – Horizon 105 min fiction. Co-producer

2018 – My Heart Belongs to Daddy 83 min documentary. Co-producer

2017 – Ouaga Girls 81 min documentary. Producer

2016 – Lida 86 min documentary. Co-producer

2016 – Dear Kid (Älskade unge) 13 min fiction. Producer

2016 – What remains 19 min fiction. Producer

2016 – Miles of Sand 14 min fiction. Producer

2016 – Madre 14 min fiction. Producer

2016 – Rust 14 min documentary. Executive Producer

2016 – Fragility (Skörheten) 73/58 min documentary. Producer

2015 – Yellow Brick Road 14 min documentary. Executive Producer

2015 – Circles  (Cirklar) 13 min documentary. Producer

2015 – Winter Buoy  (Vinterboj) 86 min documentary. Producer

2015 – Ghost Rockets 72/58 min documentary. Executive Producer

2015 – Dybbuk: A tale of wandering souls  85 min documentary. Co-producer

2014 – A Separation (Att Skiljas), 72/58 min documentary . Producer

2013 – While no one is watching (När ingen ser), 58 min documentary. Director & Producer

2012 – Give Us The Money (part of the Why Poverty?-series), 58 min documentary. Producer

2011 – The Guerilla Son (Gerillasonen), 73/58 min documentary. Director & Producer

2010 – Fardosa, 13 min documentary. Director

2009 – Citizen Oketch, 58 min documentary Director & Producer

David Herdies
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