Director

Jesper Ohlsson

Every film Jesper Ohlsson makes supports his passion for storytelling.

Director

Jesper Ohlsson

Every film Jesper Ohlsson makes supports his passion for storytelling.

Growing up, Jesper Ohlsson’s nerdy obsession with motion picture scores led to an infatuation with movies, and eventually, motivated him to become a Film Studies major at University in Sweden. Watching and analyzing thousands of classic movies taught him the basics of storytelling. Once he made his first short film, he was hooked.

After finishing film school, Jesper worked his way up at various production companies in Stockholm before making a home at Social Club as a fledgling director. In 2006, he was shortlisted for the Young Director’s Award at Cannes Lions with one of his very first films, KPA_Mines. 

Jesper joined Backyard for US representation in 2013, and his first job out of the gate was TripAdvisor’s first tv spot. Since joining Backyard, Jesper has helmed campaigns for Hershey, PetCo, Dell and Netflix.

As a commercial director, Jesper is an intellectual problem solver, always working to flesh out the best possible stories through layered character development, unique filmmaking styles, and an intense attention to music and editing. His passion for storytelling has brought him opportunities to shoot around the world for a wide range of international clients.

Jesper splits his time between Stockholm and Los Angeles.

Hyundai / Moments

Jesper's Map

Key

Current Location

Past Location

Current Location

Los Angeles, California

escaping the Stockholm winter to be based in his warm, sunny Backyard.

Previous Location

Tokyo, Japan

Continuing his shoot with a Japanese Pop Star

Previous Location

Cape Town, South Africa

Shooting a campaign with Japanese Pop Star

Previous Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Missing Venice, CA already. :(

Previous Location

Venice, California

Back on the West Coast to shoot new campaigns for Dell and Petco.

Previous Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Back home!

Previous Location

Venice, California

Mini vacation: stops by the office, sees some films, goes surfing.

Previous Location

Prague, Czech Republic

All we can say is: Hershey's.

Previous Location

Swedish Archipelago

Vacationing. All of Scandinavia is shut down.

Previous Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Emergency appendectomy (with schnapps and herring to ease the pain)

Previous Location

Miami Beach, Florida

TripAdvisor shoot with a Fantastical group of people.

Previous Location

Venice, California

Joins Backyard for US representation.

Previous Location

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Shooting Novartis on a rooftop in Kuala Lumpur.

Previous Location

Stockholm, Sweden

The city Jesper calls home.

Where
When
Why
Los Angeles, California
When 2 years ago
Why escaping the Stockholm winter to be based in his warm, sunny Backyard.
Tokyo, Japan
When 2 years ago
Why Continuing his shoot with a Japanese Pop Star
Cape Town, South Africa
When 2 years ago
Why Shooting a campaign with Japanese Pop Star
Stockholm, Sweden
When 2 years ago
Why Missing Venice, CA already. :(
Venice, California
When 2 years ago
Why Back on the West Coast to shoot new campaigns for Dell and Petco.
Stockholm, Sweden
When 3 years ago
Why Back home!
Venice, California
When 3 years ago
Why Mini vacation: stops by the office, sees some films, goes surfing.
Prague, Czech Republic
When 3 years ago
Why All we can say is: Hershey's.
Swedish Archipelago
When 3 years ago
Why Vacationing. All of Scandinavia is shut down.
Stockholm, Sweden
When 3 years ago
Why Emergency appendectomy (with schnapps and herring to ease the pain)
Miami Beach, Florida
When 3 years ago
Why TripAdvisor shoot with a Fantastical group of people.
Venice, California
When 3 years ago
Why Joins Backyard for US representation.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
When 4 years ago
Why Shooting Novartis on a rooftop in Kuala Lumpur.
Stockholm, Sweden
When 4 years ago
Why The city Jesper calls home.