Director & Cinematographer
Dan Säll began his career working as a still photographer in Sweden and Denmark from 1962 till 1976 and graduated as a Director of Photography from the Swedish Film School in 1978. Since then, Dan has been involved in more than 50 short film and documentary productions working as a director, cinematographer and producer. From 1988 through 1996, Dan was an employee at TV2 Copenhagen News Department and in 1985 he established his own film production company, Dan Säll Film.
Dan’s productions have been sold to broadcasters all over the world, comprising networks such as BBC, NBC-PBS-ABC-(USA), ABC (Australia), NHK (Japan), TF1, ZDF, ARD, and have competed in a lot of international film festivals. A DROP IN THE OCEAN won the Prix d’Italia, best nature film, and the Grand Prix for best short and documentary at the Danish Doc Festival. TJERNOBYL AUTUMN won the Jury’s special award at the Film Festival in Kranj and the EU Environmental award in Birmingham. HOMO LALANDIENSE won the 3rd film prize at the Baltic Film Festival and the Grand Prix for best short and documentary at the Danish Film Festival.
Work in progress:
BALURAN – A MODERN DAY’S NOAH’S ARC: Director. Work in progress, CFC Short & Doc.
PALMOIL IN THE LAND OF THE ORANGUTANS: Director. Work in progress, CFC Short & Doc.
Selected documentary film:
LÊLÊ: Director, 2008. DR, DFI and Danida.
THE CARAVAN: Director and DOP, 2005. DR and DFI.
ANCESTRAL LAND: Director and DOP, 2004. DFI
THE FINAL COD: Script writer, director and DOP, 2003. Angle Productions, DFI, TV2.
MUSIC AND HONOUR: Director and DOP, 2002.
RINGS OF YEARS: Script, director, DOP and producer, 1999. DFI
WAITING FOR MY LIFE: Script, director, DOP and producer, 1999. TV2.
HOMO LALANDIENSE: Director and DOP, 1998. DFI
ELLIPSE: Script, director, DOP and producer, 1994. DFI
MONITOR MAN: DOP and producer, 1992. TV2.
JUNGLE FEVER: Director and DOP, 1992. TV2.
SMOKING: Script, director and DOP, 1991. EU.
TJERNOBYL AUTUMN: Script, director and DOP, 1998. DFI.
A DROP IN THE OCEAN: DOP, co-director and co-producer, 1985. DR and DFI.
THE TEMPTRES & THE CLOWN: Director and DOP, 1985. SVT, MGM, UA.
THINK FOR YOURSELF: Co-script, director, DOP and producer, 1984. DFI, DR and SVT.
MEMORIES, 1985. Co-script, director, DOP, The Film Workshop.
Selected Corporate work:
THE MAKING OF AN IC-4 TRAIN: Director and DOP. DSB (corporate film)
WE ARE MAERSK: Director on location, 2011. Maersk (corporate film)
PEREGRINO: Director and DOP, 2012. Maersk (corporate film)