David Herdies

Managing Director & Producer

David Herdies is a Swedish producer, director and the founder of the award-winning production company Momento Film in Stockholm, Sweden. From the outset, the aim has been to create an independent platform for new, as well as established, talents with challenging and brave film projects that pushes the boarders of film making. Herdies has positioned himself on the international market with high-profile movies that have premiered at the most important film festivals, including Cannes, Berlinale, Tribeca and Venice. Their titles have received over 100 awards worldwide, and Herdies has been nominated twice for Best Film at the Swedish National Cinema Award Guldbaggen. Herdies is a member of the EAVE, ACE and Eurodoc networks, and was Producer on the Move in Cannes 2018. Together with his partner, Michael Krotkiewski, Herdies has also established the two sister companies Momento Studio (post sound) and Momento Paradiso (distribution).

Their latest releases include DOGBORN by Isabella Carbonell (Best director under 40 at SIC, Venice Film Festival 2022), AMPARO by Simon Mesa Soto (awarded Rising Star Award at Semaine De La Critique in Cannes 2021), YUNG LEAN: IN MY HEAD by Henrik Burman (Tribeca FF 2020, sold to VICE and HBO MAX), TRANSNISTRA by Anna Eborn (Guldbagge Best Documentary, Big Screen Award at Rotterdam IFFR and the Dragon Award for best Nordic Documentary at Gothenburg IFF 2019) HAMADA by Eloy Domínguez Serén (IDFA 2018 +11 awards) and MADRE by Simón Mesa Soto (Official Short Film Competition in Cannes 2016).


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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