My Life as a Comedian

Jonas Gardell's modern classic in a feature film adaption by award winner Rojda Sekersöz.

My Life as a Comedian Selected for World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2019

My Life as a Comedian will screen in the Discovery section at TIFF. The film is the second feature from Swedish director Rojda Sekersöz, following up her acclaimed 2017 debut Beyond Dreams.

Synopsis
Juha, 12, class clown in the suburb of Sävbyholm, Sweden. To be funny is the only thing he is good at and all he wants is to fit in the social peckingorder at school. When Juha as an adult performs the show – My Life As A Comedian- to sold out theatres and tells the horrid and funny stories from his childhood to the audience he gets an unexpected visit from an old friend from school which makes him return to Sävbyholm and deal with his past.

 

Production company: Anagram Sverige AB
Production year: 2018-2019
Producer(s): Martin Persson
Executive Producer(s): Mats Alders, Miira Paasilinna
Director: Rojda Sekersöz
Writer: Jonas Gardell
Cast: Johan Rheborg, Loke Hellberg, Jakob Eklund, Klara Zimmergren, Fredrik Hallgren, Ulla Skoog, Maria Sid, Gizem Erdogan and Cilla Thorell.
Cinematographer: Erik Molberg Hansen
Editor: Fredrik Morheden

Co-Produced with Film i Väst, SVT, SF Studios and Belga Film, with support from the Swedish Film Institute and NFTF and in co-operation with CMore and YLE

Composer: Jan Paul Wall
Production Designer: Teresa Beale
Costume Designer: Kicki Ilander
Make-Up Artist: Annacarin Lock
Casting: Lotta Forsblad
Sound Design: Christian Holm

The national release is handled by SF Studios (October 2019) and international distribution by The Yellow Affair.