About

Profile Pictures is a Copenhagen-based award-winning production company established in 2011.

Our mission is to create visionary works with high impact.

We believe in rocking the boat, either in terms of genre or storytelling, while still keeping a firm eye on the audience, whether on a national or international level. We want to do so with the highest caliber of creative talent.

Profile Pictures is a dynamic and flexible unit with a selective slate of features and series. As producers we believe in working close to the talent and the content, and never give up until the best possible work is reached.

We have the experience in producing and co-producing award-winning features and series both on a Nordic and international level.

The company is led by producers Jacob Jarek and Ditte Milsted. Our office is situated downtown in Copenhagen.

Team

Ditte Milsted

Producer, partner & CEO

M: (45) 28 73 26 80

ditte@profilepictures.dk

Jacob Jarek

Producer, partner & CEO

M: (45) 23 96 79 44

jacob@profilepictures.dk

Marta Mleczek

Producer

M: (45) 22 24 33 72

marta@profilepictures.dk

Simone Lund-Jensen

Controller

M: (45) 23 88 07 17

simone@profilepictures.dk

Nina Helveg

Junior producer

M: (45) 27 12 71 48

ninahelveg@profilepictures.dk

Signe Koch

Piccoline

M: (45) 61 46 03 03

piccoline@profilepictures.dk

Current

Zar is the queen of Cannes!

Lead actress Zar Amir Ebrahimi from our film Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.

“I have come a long way to be on this stage tonight. It was not an easy story. It was humiliation but there was cinema,” she told the audience in a moving acceptance speech.

Zar was one of the first ones we hired for the film and we are so proud of her performance and well-deserved award, and thankful for all the blood, sweat and tears she put into the film for over 4 years.

We love you! Now go on and conquer the rest of the world, Zar!

See Zar’s acceptance speech here:

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Darkland 2 picked up by TrustNordisk

Sales agent TrustNordisk has acquired the international sales rights for our upcoming action thriller Darkland 2, with the international title Darkland: Case closed.

The film is the successor to the succesful Darkland from 2017, and will work both as a sequel and on its own. Darkland 2 is to be directed by Fenar Ahmad, and is written by Fenar Ahmad and Behrouz Bigdeli. It again stars Dar Salim in the lead role, alongside Stine Fischer Christensen and Birgitte Hjort-Sørensen, among others.

The film is currently in production and we are aiming for a spring release 2023.

Read more here:

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Holy Spider heading for Main Competition at Cannes Film Festival

Our upcoming film Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi has been selected for the Main Competition at the 75th Cannes Film Festival!

We are proud, ecstatic… and speechless.

Thanks to cast, crew, funders, backers – and our partner in crime One Two Films.

Most of all thanks to Ali Abbasi who have had this film in mind close to 20 years, and never given up!

Read more here:

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Speak No Evil opens in Denmark to rave reviews

Speak No Evil opens in Denmark to rave reviews!

The film receives top scores in newspapers Jyllands-Posten and Kristeligt Dagblad, among others, and Politiken says “there will be a before and after ‘Speak No Evil’ in Danish film history”.

We are so happy and humbled by the praise.

Speak No Evil plays in theatres all over Denmark – find tickets here:

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Speak No Evil heading for Sundance

Our upcoming feature film, Speak No Evil, will have its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival where it will play in the Midnight section. We are so thrilled about it!

Speak No Evil is a psychological horror film by director Christian Tafdrup and will have its Danish premiere on March 17th 2022.

It has been a long and wild ride, the film is one year delayed because of the pandemic, so it feels so great having the film premiere in Park City.

Thanks to our brilliant co-production partner Trent at Oak Motion Pictures in Holland, and our financiers: The Danish Film Institute, FilmFyn, Danmarks Radio, Nordisk Film and Netherlands Film Production Incentive.

Read more about it here:

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Kamikaze released in 46 territories

On November 14th 2021 Kamikaze has its premiere in 46 territories on HBO Max!

A long journey is coming to its end. Two episode will be released every Sunday the following 4 weeks.

We are so excited for the series to meet the world – either in it is original form, subtitled… or dubbed!

See Kamikaze for yourself here:

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Enjoy!

Marie Reuther wins Best Actress at Series Mania

It ends with victory!

Marie Reuther wins Best Actress at Series Mania 2021 for her brave portrayal and powerhouse performance as main character Julie in our series Kamikaze that is due out on HBO Max this fall.

It is so well deserved and we are so proud.

Banzai!

Read Variety’s article about it here:

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The Middle Man selected for TIFF 2021

Our co-production The Middle Man by legendary Norwegian director Bent Hamer will have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival where it will be screened in the Special Presentations section.

The film has been long time underway, and finally the world will see this unique and brilliant film from Bent!

Thanks to all our co-production partners: BulBul film in Norway, The Film Farm in Canada and Pandora in Germany. And of course thanks to The Danish Film Institute for supporting the film in Denmark and Scanbox for partnering for distribution in the Nordics.

Read more about it and see the trailer below:

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HBO series Kamikaze selected for Series Mania 2021

Our upcoming HBO series Kamikaze will have its world premiere in the main competition at Series Mania in Lille, France late august this year.

We are beyond thrilled and honored! It is a huge recognition of the hard work put in by the very gifted talent in front and behind the camera.

Read more about it below:

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Small Claims Court heading for Series Mania

Our short format series Small Claims Court (Fogedretten), which earlier this year aired at TV2 Play in Denmark, is heading for Lille, France and Series Mania 2021 where it will play in the Short Format Competition!

Huge congrats to writer/director Jens Dahl and lead actress Marie Askehave – as well as the rest of the cast and crew!

Read more about the selection below:

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We are looking for interns

We are every year on the lookout for good interns. As an intern you will work closely together with us on our projects and be part of a dynamic and busy office. Not every semester we take interns in (we only take in the very best candidates), but if you are curious about it, please contact us on the below email and we will provide you with more information:

mail@profilepictures.dk

You have to be SU-berettiget to be able to become an intern with us.