Louise Vesth

Louise Vesth (born March 18, 1973) is a Danish film producer . Her short film Om natten was nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Short Film in 2008.

Early lifeEdit

Louise Vesth graduated from the Aarhus School of Business with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1995 . She then worked for the production company Jutlandia Film for two years before attending Den Danske Filmskole. In 2001 she graduated as a producer.[1]


Vesth then produced several films for the Danish film production company Zentropa , starting in 2002 with the children's film Nenn michsim Axel , which was nominated for Robert and won the Grand Prize of the German Children's Fund at the 2003 Berlinale.[2]

From 2005 to 2009 she produced the Danish sitcom Klovn and the following year a film based on it. Klovn: The Movie won the audience prize at the Robert Festival , was nominated for the Bodil nomination and was in Denmark the most successful film of 2010. Another television production Vesths was the 2008 TV 2 broadcast TV Advent Mikkel og guldkortet.

Vesth worked successfully with the Danish director Christian E. Christiansen (* 1972) , among others . For their 2007 short film Om natten (international title: At Night ), in which three young women suffering from cancer spend Christmas together in a clinic, Vesth and Christiansen received an Oscar nomination the following year . They also made films such as the drama Råzone , the children's film Zoomer and the thriller ID: A - Identity Anonymous .

The European Film Promotion counted Vesth 2008 among the Producers on the Move,[3] d. H. to the young aspiring film producers in Europe.

In 2011 Vesth was one of the producers of Lars von Trier's award-winning science fiction film drama Melancholia , for which she won the European Film Award for Best Film.[4]

Vesth produced the comedy The Truth About Men with Danish director Nikolaj Arcel in 2010 and the period film The Queen and the Personal Doctor in 2012 . In 2013 she produced Lars von Trier's drama Nymphomaniac . She is also a producer of a series of Adler-Olsen -Verfilmungen where Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares play the main roles, starting in 2013 with compassion , about the published in the following year film desecration (Book template desecration ), Salvation (2016; book presentation redemption ) and contempt (2018; original book contempt ).

In 2013 Vesth was awarded the Erik Ballings travel grant , which includes prize money of 50,000 kroner.[5]


  • 2002: Just call me Axel (Kald mig bare Aksel)
  • 2003: Kopps
  • 2003: 2 ryk and 1 aflevering
  • 2005–2009: Klovn (TV series, 37 episodes)
  • 2005: Zozo
  • 2006: Råzone
  • 2007: Lazy in Denmark (Hvordan vi slipper af med de andre)
  • 2007: Om natten
  • 2007: Ekko
  • 2008: Dig og mig
  • 2008: Mikkel og guldkortet (TV series, 24 episodes)
  • 2009: Zoomer (Zoomerne)
  • 2009: The Orange Girl (Appelsinpiken)
  • 2010: The Truth About Men (Sandheden om mænd)
  • 2010: Klovn: The Movie

. 2011: Melancholia


  1. ^ Louise Vesth zentropa.dk, abgerufen am 1. Januar 2013.
  2. ^ Preise 2003 berlinale.de, abgerufen am 1. Januar 2013.
  3. ^ Louise Vesth efp-online.com, abgerufen am 1. Januar 2013.
  4. ^ The 24th European Film Awards europeanfilmacademy.org, abgerufen am 1. Januar 2013.
  5. ^ "Succesfulde Zentropa-producere modtager Erik Ballings Rejselegat 2013". nordiskfilm.dk (in Danish). Nordisk Film. 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2017-12-24.