AMANDA HÖGBERG (b.1990 in Gagnef, Dalarna) is a newly graduated screenwriter and recent recipient of Oscar for best student film “Get Ready With Me” (2018). This SADA (STDH) graduation film is a psychological thriller with a humorous touch and unexpected ending, and is a great example of Amanda's strengths as a screenwriter.
Amanda has a background in the performing arts, as an actress, dancer and a choreographer. Her wide-ranging interests touch on everything from writing coming-of-age stories to mystery-horror. She is drawn to american indie films, and is especially skilled in character-driven dramas with dark, witty humour. One of her strengths is finding a unique perspective in any given story and from that place creating characters and plots that feel fresh and original without losing believability.
Currently she is developing a rom-com feature film for SF Studios and an original series with Warner Bros, Sweden.
Top Dog - in production 2019
Noice - feature in development 2019
30-årskrisen - radio drama in development 2019
Get ready with me - 2018
Lost in Kyiv - 2018
Tangilique (script consultant, theatre) - 2018
I’m purple, bitch! (theatre) - 2017
Half Brother - 2017
Drömmaren (script consultant, theatre) - 2017
Hypnagogia (VR) - 2016
Freak - 2016
Awards & nominations
Get ready with me - Gold for Best film, Student Academy Awards - 2018
Hypnagogia - Best VR/360 film, Stockmotion - 2018
Sandrews scholarship - 2018
I’m purpel, bitch! - Winner of the Nordic Fringe Festival Networks Ambassador Award - 2017
Half Brother - Silver for Best film. Gold for best director, best leading actor, best DOP, at The Swedish Shortfilmfestival - 2017
Freak - Nominated for Best film at BUFF and Stockmotion - 2017