KLAPP / Filmmaker / Photographer / Director
Hi! I’m a filmmaker, photographer, and director working with commercial and documentary projects. In my work sustainability is key and I strive to be part of the solution rather than the problem. To me, it means constantly calibrating my moral and ethical compass and engaging in the things that are important to me; the climate, wildlife, culture, and people.
Besides my commercial work, I have developed a more adventurous side of filmmaking exploring remote places, people, and adventures. This has brought me to skiing volcanos in Japan, finding my soul in Varanasi, wave surfing in Norway, hiking in Nepal, and more of which some journeys have been made into films.
I’m always looking for people, places, and stories that inspire and open people's eyes to show them a different world. I call it “Storytellers for a world in motion”.
My shooting style has a bit of an analog feel to it and many of my clients appreciate the way I work with talents in front of the camera. I love my job and the people I get to meet and work with.
Example of clients: Arvid Nordquist, Fjällräven, Friskis&Svettis, IF Metall, Jack Wolfskin, Jernhusen, SAS, SJ, Fastighetsbyrån, Nynäshamns kommun and more.
These are my stories of mountains. I used to think to love them you had to climb them but now I think that was wrong. You don't need to climb a mountain or even look at a mountain to love it. Just to know it's there can be enough.
The film is about the mountain guide Stefan Palm and his son Max one of the world's best freeride skiers. “Hemma i Bergen” captures their relationship and how they view skiing and a life in the mountains. Max, who is at the beginning of his skiing career, the new world champion in the Freeride Junior World Championship, and Stefan with a lifetime of experience of skiing from all corners of the world, get some rare days together. Father and son.
Follow along on a trek through the Khumbu Valley in Nepal, up to the foot of Mount Everest – Sagarmatha. The journey begins in Kathmandu and we follow in our mountain guide Chhiring Dorje Sherpa's footsteps, up the mountainsides. Along a route dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another breathtaking view — beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills.
For the first time in Sweden, an attempt is being made to reduce the melting of a glacier by covering a part of the glacier with a wool / PLA cloth. Glaciologist Erik Huss explains that the project is both a scientific experiment and a symbolic act for the climate. "What we do is a test that, if it gives good results, can hopefully be a major research project. We have a dialogue with Tarfala research station," says glaciologist Erik Huss.
Norwaves is a movie about one of the best surf spots in Scandinavia. "Three hundred and fifty kilometres north of Bergen, at the extreme west of the Stadtlandet peninsula, lies Hoddevik. One of the best surfing spots in Norway. Rain patters on the shed’s plastic roof. Wind beats roughly against the old wooden walls. I can feel the forces of nature and wonder whether coming here was such a good idea”.
Most skiing movies are set in extreme and spectacular environments, with people doing one stunt after another. This film is not like that. We explore the soul of skiing. Leave the ski-in-ski-out-world behind and let us show you the places where the soul is still to be found. Stefan is on a quest - to find the soul of skiing. This film takes us to Hokkaido in Japan.
My friend Neo felt there were events in his previous life that were unsettled. To make up with his past life Neo needed to go to Varanasi in India to meet a holy guru. I was invited to come along to tell his story. A journey that turned out to be both thrilling and fascinating. The journey triggered more fundamental and existential contemplations in both of us.
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