JÖRGEN HJERDT, Gothenburg born and Stockholm based, works as a playwright, novelist and screenwriter. 2015 his debut novel ”Befriad” (”Liberation”) (Weyler Publishing) was published and received with glowing reviews.
Jörgen has written both original work and adaptations for the stage and the screen, amongst others the Stockholm City Theatre and the Royal Dramatic Theatre. He created the acclaimed original drama ”Blå ögon” (”Blue Eyes”), a political drama/thriller TV-series (SVT).
Most recently Jörgen has written script and book adaptation for upcoming crime TV-series “STHLM Requiem” (TV4), based on Kristina Ohlssons popular books together with Pauline Wolff.
Jörgen is currently developing an original TV-series for Bron Studios (US) and for SVT (SE) together with Wolff. He is also collaborating with director Beata Gårdeler for an international feature and developing an original dramedy show with Åsa Lantz and Åsa Kalmér.
Taelghia - in development
STHLM Rekviem/STHLM Requiem - 2018
Blå ögon/Blue Eyes - 2014-2015
Andra avenyn – 2007-2008
Det är min tur nu/It’s my turn now (short) – 2006
Mantra (short) – 2006
Awards & Nominations
STHLM Requiem – Nominated for Rockie Awards - Best Non-English drama-series - BANFF World Media Festival 2019
Blue Eyes - Special mention by the Jury at Séries Mania, France 2015
Blue Eyes - Chosen for Berlin Film Festival, Berlinale Special Series 2015
Det är min tur nu/It’s my turn now - The Telus Audience Award at 2007 Worldwide Short Film Festival i Toronto, Canada (Academy Award Nominating)
Det är min tur nu/It’s my turn now - The Jury Special Prize – St Petersburg Beginning Film Festival, Russia
Det är min tur nu/It’s my turn now - Best Short - Runner Up vid 2006 Mill Valley Film Festival, USA, from British Academy of Film and Television Arts/LA (BAFTA/LA)