Momento Film is an independent production company in Stockholm, Sweden, founded by David Herdies in 2011. We produce cutting-edge drama and documentary for cinema. Momento strives to be a harbour and point of departure, especially for young writers and directors.

Momento has positioned itself on the European market with high-profile documentaries and short films premiered and awarded at the most important film festivals. In 2018 Hamada by Eloy Domínguez Serén premiered in First Appearance Competition at IDFA and was awarded Best Spanish Film and  and Director at Gijon and Tempo Documentary Award at Tempo dokumentärfestival, in 2019 Transnistra by Anna Eborn won Big Screen Competition at Rotterdam IFFR, Dragon Award for Best Documentary at Gothenburg IFF and Best Nordic Documentary at Oslo Grand Pix . Momento successfully moved into fiction in 2016 with Madre by Simón Mesa Soto in the Official Cannes Short Film Competition and Frida Kempff’s Dear Kid which won at Stockholm IFF. Other recent releases include the Georgian drama co-production Horizon by Tinatin Kajrishvili (Berlinale Panorama), Fragility by Ahang Bashi (Guldbagge for Best Newcomer and nominated for Best Film 2016) and as well as Ouaga Girls by Theresa Traore Dahlberg (released theatrically in France, Spain, South Africa, UK & Sweden).

Presently we are working with a slate of both fiction and documentary projects such as Madame Luna (SE/IT) written by Maurizio Braucci (GOMORRA, PIRANHAS) and Suha Arraf (SYRIAN BRIDE, LEMON TREE), the adaptation of Johannes Anyuru’s award winning novel The Rabbit Yard written by Isabella Eklöf (HOLIDAY, BORDER) as well as Eloy Domínguez Serén’s upcoming hybrid documentary The Darker it Gets.

The producers are part of the international producer’s workshops EAVE, ACE and Eurodoc, and in 2018 producer David Herdies was Producer on the Move in Cannes.

In 2017 Momento Studio opened the subsidiary company Momento Studio, a full-service boutique sound studio, facilitating international co-productions.


2021 – Bellum – The Daemon of War, 88 min documentary

2020 – Yung Lean – In My Head, 97 min documentary

2020 – Tiny Tim – King for a Day, 78 min documentary

2019 – Buddha in Africa, 90 min documentary (Co-producer)

2019 – Transnistra,  93 min documentary

2018 – Hamada, 89 min documentary

2018 – Jauría, 15 min fiction

2018 – Horizon105 min fiction (Co-producer)

2018 – My heart belongs to Daddy87 min documentary (Co-producer)

2017 – Ouaga Girls, 83 min documentary

2017 – Lida, 86 min documentary (Co-producer)

2016 – Dear Kid (Älskade unge), 13 min fiction

2016 – What remains, 19 min fiction

2016 – Miles of Sand, 14 min fiction

2016 – Madre, 14 min fiction

2016 – Rust, 14 min documentary

2016 – Fragility (Skörheten), 73/58 min documentary

2015 – Yellow Brick Road, 14 min documentary

2015 – Circles (Cirklar), 13 min documentary

2015 – Winter Buoy (Vinterboj), 86 min documentary

2015 – Ghost Rockets, 72/58 min documentary (Co-producer)

2015 – Dybbuk, 85 min documentary (Co-producer)

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

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

2012 – Give Us The Money (part of  Why Poverty?), 58 min documentary

2011 – The Guerilla Son (Gerillasonen), 73/58 min documentary

2010 – Fardosa, 13 min documentary

2009 – Citizen Oketch, 58 min documentary

Contact us

David Herdies

Managing Director & Producer

Michael Krotkiewski

Producer & Director

Mirjam Gelhorn


Momento Studio

Momento Studio was founded in 2017 as a subsidiary to Momento Film to take care of our and others post production. At a central location in Stockholm we offer our clients a world-class sound and editing service for film, tv and advertising projects. On location we supply our staff with the latest equipment for editing suites, and production services, and hope to offer you our knowledge and love for the film medium.

Our sound room is built on the inspirational fun of a music studio and the finest precision and accuracy of a post production room. Whether you’re looking for a rare Balafon instrument from Mali or a obscure soundscape for your film, we start where others stop.

The studio houses a THX-certified JBL 5.1 surround system and a unique hybrid between vintage and modern state of the art equipment to offer every aspect possible when creating Sound to picture.

Read more about the studio at momentostudio.se

Film Equipment Rental

Momento Film provides rental services for camera and sound equipment as well as a fully equipped editing studio. Please check our different offers below, and get in contact with us at info@momentofilm.se for rentals and more information. In Swedish here.

Camera package 1
Price: 3 500 SEK/day
AC Adapter
2 x batteries
3 x 64GB memory cards
Follow Focus
Samyang optics
-14 mm
– 35 mm
– 85 mm
Sachtler tripod
DVTec Rigg Extreme
Rain Protection

Camera package 2
Price: 1 000 SEK/day
Canon 5D
2 x batteries
2 x 32 GB + 1 x 16 GB memory cards
Canon optics 2,8:24-70 IS
Fixed Nikon optics 24, 35, 55, 85, 135 mm
Manfrotto tripod
Swedish cameleon + follow focus

Sound package with 1 recorder + accessories
Price: 1 500 SEK/day
Sound recorder
Edirol R44
Zoom H6
Zoom H4N

microphones and  accessories
Sennheiser microphone HD25
Röde NTG3
Wind shield/Wind jammer
Röde boom
3 x Sennheiser portable microphone
3 x DPA 4060 portable microphone
3 x LR cables
3 x Sennheiser headphones

Editing studio
Price: 4 000 SEK/week
Mac Pro 2×3 Ghz Quad Core Intel Xeon
2 screens + 40 inch monitor
Studio Speakers Audiotec
AVID Media Composer 7.0
Final Cut Pro 7.0.3
Adobe CS6 including Premiere and After Effects

The price includes coffee and access to meeting rooms with viewing opportunities.