Henrik Svensson Production Designer

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BIO

Short reverse.

2020: This is now.

2019: Midsommar is released. Getting nice feedback and do some press . Trying to catch up with (the rest of) my life.

2018: Shooting Midsommar in Hungary, USA and Sweden.
2017: On paternity leave.
2015: Had a son. Some touring.
2014: Suffered a minor stroke in Milan. Lost my drivers licence and had to slow down. Took a year off and got asked to help out develop a film project. Met Ari Aster, and regained faith.
2013: Moved back to Stockholm. Did some work as food photographer.

2011: Moved to Malmö. Had a daughter. Only occasional film work.

2010: Made an album with 12 covers of songs called Maybe Tomorrow.
2009: Moved back to Stockholm. Took up touring.

2008: Moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Started bands and hung out with people in the movie industry. Did some art forgery work.

2007: Got my first and only platinum record as a producer. Did some more studio work.

2006: Started a new band and we recorded and toured rapidly for one year sharp. Did commercials as a Set Decorator and Prop Master. Started developing my 6-4-2-system.

2005: Broke both arms and one leg and got fired from the band. Didn’t know what to do, so I did some work at movie shoots.

2004: Took up motocross again. Used to be a big part of my life until I began playing in bands.

2003: Got my first gold record. Started making music for movies and commercials.

2002: Began touring seriously. With several acts.

1998: Joined another band

1995: Got a record deal with my first band. I’m immensely proud of my part in the history of Silence.

1994: Started to work at a school with kids aged 6-9. Did that on and off for 10 years.
Met these guys and they changed my life forever.

1993: Went to China for 3 months to study chinese. Had a revelation. Switched to drums when I got home after listening to the Velvets.

1990: Started high school. Discovered that people could be cool and interested in cool stuff. Understood that art could be a bridge. Since I was close to music I decided I’d go for that. Started my first band as a bass player, since that was the free position. Joined a few others.

1987: Got REALLY into hiphop.

1983: Bought a Eumig Super-8 and made a couple of action flicks. Particularly interested in titles and credits.

1982: Got to school and that got me really confused. All my interests faded. School is by far the place where I learned the least.

1982: Dad built me an electric guitar out of free parts given to us from guitar shops and scrap Ikea stuff. Also a tube amplifier based on a $2,50 german radio, the mighty Telewatt.


Made my own ’’movies’’ – drawings on slides.
1981: Became interested in motorsports. My first LP was given to me by my aunt for christmas, White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground.
Bought my first LP for my own money, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap with AC/DC.
1980: Discovered feedback on dad’s electric guitar

1979: Got lost listening to music in headphones

1975: Born in Stockholm, Sweden

Even shorter version.

Music:
About 45 albums as a band member, composer, producer, engineer
Commercials, shorts, tv-series, documentaries and ONE feature as a composer.
Toured Europe, Asia, US 1999-2012.

Movies:
Art department
Tons of commercials, tv-series and features.
Production design
Tons of commercials, music videos and shorts. Midsommar is my first feature.