David Herdies (1974) is a Swedish producer, director and the Managing Director of Momento Film. He has studied Media, Religion and Culture and has also done a post-graduate course in Arts and Culture at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Herdies started directing and producing films in 2008, and since then he has produced 20 feature documentaries and short films that has been screened and awarded at festivals around the world (Cannes, IDFA, Hot Docs, GIFF, Jihlava, CPH:DOX etc). Among his prior films can be mentioned Madre by Simón Mesa Soto (Official Short Film Competition, Cannes 2016), The Guerilla Son (Director & Producer), Peabody-awarded Give us the Money, A Separation and Winter Buoy by Cannes-awarded director Frida Kempff.
Since 2014, David Herdies is developing a fiction department at Momento Film. He has two feature films in development; Madame Luna by Binyam Berhane and Because by Karin Westerlund, as well as the international short film project Break the Silence.
David Herdies is a member of the EAVE and EURODOC metworks and he has participated in various international workshops (ACE Producer’s Lab in Tokyo, Twelve for the future, Young Producer’s Club in Cannes etc). He is presently the Swedish representative for Nordisk Panorama, and has been a board member of Tempo Documentary Festival and the national institutional distributor Filmcentrum (chairman between 2011-12).
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
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