I’m Jonas Odell. I like to tell stories and I like to create stuff.
I’m also partial to ginger bread.
I specialize in making films mixing live action and various mixed media animation techniques. I have also scripted, co-scripted and written the music to a number of productions. In some of my more recent short films I have explored a mix of documentary, staged and animated elements.
I was one of the founders of the Stockholm based animation studio “FilmTecknarna” and have made short films as well as commissioned work and commercials through the studio and later as a freelancing director.
Currently I am co-owner of the Stockholm based production company The Chapel Films.
My short film “ Never Like The First Time! ” was awarded with the Golden Bear for best short film in the Berlin Film Festival 2006. The short “Lies” was awarded as Best international short at the Sundance film festival 2009.
I have also directed music videos for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Goldfrapp, U2 and Franz Ferdinand. I have directed commercials for a number of international clients including BMW, Volvo, McDonalds, IKEA and Google.
…but I haven’t gotten around to creating my own web site until now. I’ll start gathering productions here from now on.
Watch this space... I hope you might find something you enjoy.