Director Daniel Wirtberg Signs to Hobby Film
Wirtberg has attracted attention for his poetic short films and multiple award-winning music videos for artists such as Jenny Wilson, Miike Snow, Little Dragon and First Aid Kit.
Since graduating from the Czech Film School he has experimented heavily with imagery and form over the years and moves seamlessly between fiction films, music videos and now commercials.
His films have been screened at a vast number of film festivals, cinemas and network TV. His upcoming project, ºıı˙∞˚ ‡ ˚ ^ '^^ ˚, will be exhibited in collaboration with Studio Bon.
'I have always been interested in exploring the relationship between image and sound to portray states of mind and create different atmospheres. Whether I'm working on a video installation, a script, a piece of music or a hybrid, I assume a strong visual intuition and I love to nail the right emotional expressions and mannerisms in each work. In terms of format I prefer analogue film! Or sometimes Super-VHS. We are very excited to see what my background and my expression can bring to the commercial world and I look forward to many cross-border collaborations and new approach to how commercials can look and feel, inspired by both music videos as well as arthouse films.’ - Daniel Wirtberg.
'Daniel has a wonderful alternative and experimental style that enables him to bring a combination of beauty, emotion and vital energy to the films he directs', says Oskar Bård, director and founder of Hobby Film. "Even before we had time to officially announce our collaboration with Daniel, he’s been approached with & directed four fantastically beautiful films. We see a very bright future together.’
In recent months, Hobby Film has strengthened its roster with three new directors - Mikko Lehtinen, Patrik Eklund and now Daniel Wirtberg.