Jonas Alexander Arnby started in 1995 directing award-winning music-videos, commercials and short fiction. He is a graduate of the alternative Danish film school, Super16 in 2004 and attended the London School of Media, Department of Film & Television. Jonas Arnby’s first feature film, “When Animals Dream” was selected for Cannes’ Critics Week in 2014 and attended 30+ festivals. “When Animals Dream” was nominated for 11 Danish “Academy Awards”, and Danish “Golden Globes Awards” including 3 wins. “When Animals Dream” was also awarded the Camera image Award for “Best Cinematography Debut” and winning for best director at Athens Int. FF.
The film opened to great national and international reviews, placing Jonas firmly on the map as a director to watch from websites such as Deadline.com.
in 2019 Jonas released his 2nd feature film, SUICIDE TOURIST, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. A European Co-production, which opened at Sitges Int. FF 2019, Zurich Int. FF and was the galla opening film at CPH PIX. SUICIDE TOURIST was released in the US by Screen Media.
In 2020 Jonas was conceptual directing season 2 of "Those Who Kills" for Viaplay/BBC4. He also directed half the season and the grand finale of the show "War Of The Worlds" starring Gabriel Burne and Lea Drucker. He is right now wrapping up conceptual directing - the brand new Swedish psychological drama, "Veronika" - which is streaming worldwide during 2023.
Jonas is also currently working on his next two feature films "In The Eyes Of God", which was selected for "WIP" at Les Arch 2019, and written by Tuva Novotny, as well as"Arcadia" written by Kasper Colling Nielsen.
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