IDA KJELLIN

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AWARDS

2019 Turid – a viking tale – Silver Radio Winner, category “Best Children/Young Adult”, New York Festivals
2018 – The Murderer’s Ape, Bronze Winner, Media Prix Europa
2018 – The Murderer’s Ape, Gold Radio Winner, category “Best Children/Young Adult”, New York Festivals and Bronze Radio Winner, category “Best Drama Special”, New York Festivals

As a child, Ida Kjellin was obsessed with trying to find Narnia in the big wardrobe in her unfortunately very un-magical home. After numerous disappointments she decided to try to create her own, more wonderful, worlds instead.

After a few years as a host for, and producer of, children’s television programs, she began writing TV series for the Swedish Television (SVT) and other channels. After courses in screen writing, both in Sweden and at the New York Film Academy, she began writing full time. Ida Kjellin has now written two feature films, several tv series, audio drama and a novel.
She has also worked as senior writer in an international writers room for a German/Dutch TV production.

Her work has won several Swedish and international awards, and have been nominated for such prestigious prices as an international Emmy Kids Award (Best Factual & Entertainment 2020) , two Kristallen (Best children drama 2015 and 2020) and Guldbaggen (The Audience’s price, Best movie of the year 2016).

Ida Kjellin writes for both children and adults. While she recently has written a lot of horror, the adventure genre might be her favorite, always with a sense of humor – and always with some sort of message to the viewers or readers

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FILMOGRAPHY

2018-19 – several ongoing developments for feature and animated film, more info to come
2019 – My Father Marianne, filmscript based on the book My Father Anne-Christine
2016 – Bamse and the witch’s daughter (Bamse och häxans dotter), original film script

FILM
2020 – My Father Marianne, script inspired by the book My Father Anne-Christine
2016 – Bamse and the witch’s daughter (Bamse och häxans dotter), original script based on the comic characters.

TV
2019 – 2020 – The World’s most Horrible Diseases (Världens hemskaste sjukdomar) – non-drama children’s series for Swedish Television
2020 – The Search for the Forgotten History (Jakten på den glömda historien) – children’s series for Swedish Television (UR)
2014 – The Secret of the Pirate’s Treasure, Swedish Television
2013 – Biciklo, The Magic Bicycle – children’s series for Swedish Television
2013 – Elsa’s World, tv-drama, Swedish TV3

AUDIO DRAMA
2020 – (upcoming) The Eksjö Exorcism (Exorcismen i Eksjö), Swedish Radio
2019 – One second at a time (En sekund i taget), Swedish Radio (book adaptation)
2018 – Turid – A Viking Tale (Turid, en vikingasaga), Swedish Radio (book adaptation)
2017 – The Murderer’s Ape (Mördarens apa), Swedish Radio (book adaptation)
2017 – Winter of the Witch of Nightmares (Marvinter), Swedish Radio

Reviews

My Father Marianne
“The debate about gender identity and gender correction is sharply polarized, with a thousand opportunities to provoke and make mistakes. It may seem like a strange choice to place this wasp nest in the middle of a feelgood movie – and yet not. The filmmakers are aware of the secret ingredient, they know that the coziness becomes empty and meaningless if you do not break it off with a little real pain. This is the kind of self-confidence Swedish film needs.”
Södermanlands Nyheter, Sweden