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Jonas Elmer (born 14 March 1966 in Denmark) is a Danish film director, screenwriter and previously an actor. In 1988 he was a production assistant at the set of Family Business, starring Sean Connery.[1]

Jonas Elmer
Born (1966-03-14) 14 March 1966 (age 53)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1995–present

Elmer graduated in direction at the National Film School of Denmark in 1995. His debut as a director came with the Danish film Let's Get Lost which won him a Robert and Bodil Award for Best Danish Film. Since then, he has directed the Danish feature films Monas verden and Nynne. He has also directed 21 episodes of the Danish sit-com Langt fra Las Vegas. He directed his first American feature film in 2008, New in Town, starring Renée Zellweger and Harry Connick, Jr, which was released in January 2009. In 2013 he directed the film In Real Life, a production about our desire to get our unmet needs satisfied, and shows thus also our passions, desperation and delusion.[2]



Year Film Credited as Note
Director Writer Actor
1981 Historien om Kim Skov Yes Role: School Pupil
1983 Zappa Yes Role: Folke
1983 Rocking Silver Yes Role: Young Buller
1985 Den kroniske Uskyld (en. Chronic Innocence) Yes Role: Esben
1995 Debut Yes Yes Short film
1997 Let's Get Lost Yes Yes
1998 Det sublime (en. The Sublime) Yes Short film
2001 Monas verden (en. Mona's World) Yes Yes
2002–2003 Langt fra Las Vegas Yes Yes TV, directed 21 episodes, has a small acting role in one episode
2005 Nynne[I] Yes
2009 New in Town Yes First American film
2013 In Real Life Yes

^ I Credited as associate producer.

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • 1995 Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen München - Script Preis der Drehbuchwerkstatt München: Debut
  • 1998 FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention: Let's Get Lost - "For its light-hearted and gentle perspective on human nature, its frailties and hopes."
  • 1998 Robert Award, winner: Danish feature film of the year - Let's Get Lost
  • 1998 Bodil Award, winner: Best Danish Film - Let's Get Lost [3]
  • 1999 NatFilm Festival - Night Dreamer Award winner
  • 2001 International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg - Special Prize in Memoriam R.W. Fassbinder, winner: Monas verden
  • 2002 Robert award, nomination: Danish feature film of the year - Monas verden [4]
  • 2004 Dansk HipHop Pris, winner: Music video director of the year - "Sulten" by Jokeren[1]


  1. ^ a b "Jonas Elmer". bebopfilm. June 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  2. ^ Eurochannel. "In Real Life - Jonas Elmer - Denmark - Eurochannel". Eurochannel: The European TV channel - European movies, TV series and music. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  3. ^ Bodilprisen: 1998,
  4. ^ Danmarks Film Akademi

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