MAJA WINKLER was born and raised in Strömstad nearby the Norwegian border and is now based in Stockholm. Maja's got a bachelor's degree at Stockholms Dramatic School of Arts and her career started out by working at FLX alongside of her studies. At FLX most of her time was spent in different writing rooms. She likes the teamwork-part of writing and has a lot of co-writing experiences.
Maja's original stories always ends up in a certain genre. Whether it’s comedy, thriller or a sentimental drama, she likes to know where the story belongs. She is a high concept writer who puts a lot of work into her quirky characters and larger-than-life stories.
Although this drama queen is an expert on screenwriting theory, she knows that the best scripts are written directly from the heart, and she tries to work like that. With her heart on the table.
Idioten - Co-Screenwriter and co-director with Måns Herngren - in development
Beckis - in development
Gösta - Story Editor, directed by Lukas Moodysson - in production
Hundraettåringen som smet från notan och försvann / The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared – Story Editor - 2016
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS:
Francis - Oscar Nominated - Best Student short-film - 2015