Mika & Alex
Mika & Alex
Alex & Mika are currently writing the script for Mikas upcoming feature film SISTERS (working title), that was a part of Stockholm DEBUT talent program (2018-2019). SISTERS is right now short listed to the Sundance filmfestival script lab. Mika and Alex have also won the Swedish film institutes pitch prize at Stockholm international filmfestival (2017), that idea is currently being developed as a TV-series.
In their screenwriting collaboration, Mika and Alex use their respective crafts as film director and actor, to create images and dialogue, that give a cinematic quality and tone already in the screenplay faze. Like grenadine and orange juice they compliment each other with their different fields of expertise in dramatic structure and sensibility towards cinematic situations and moments.
Alexander Öhrstrand – Screenwriter & actor
Alex has a bachelor in acting from Göteborg University theater school (2015), as well as a bachelor from Alma Screenwriters (2019) Alex has acted in stage, screen and television, most notably the internationally acclaimed tv-series The Bridge. At the biennale for stage arts in Norrköping, Alex held a seminar of accent within Swedish film and theater, and how that relates to status and diversity. As a writer Alex often explores the concept around the Faust myth (to sell ones soul for worldly success) and his writing style has been described as poetic and unmerciful, with a nack for authentic dialogue.
Mika Gustafson – Director & screenwriter
Mika Gustafson made her debut with the feature documentary Silvana, that won the Swedish national film award for best documentary (2017). She has a bachelor in film directing from Valand Academy (2016) och later that year she won a prize during Nordic Talent. With a background in both documentary and fiction, Mikas films often creates places where authenticity and magical qualities blend together. Mika graduation film Mephobia has won awards at Lovers filmfestival, Torino and Premier Plans filmfestival. Mephobia was a part of the exhibition at Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve (2018). Mikas films have a unique quality where a sense of euphoric freedom lies cheek to cheek with despair, in worlds where both new, counterbalancing and forgotten images become possible.