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 after 30+ festivals, among those Sydney Int. FF, London Int. FF and Fantasia Int. FF. “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.
French sales agent Gaumont International sold “When Animals Dream” to 20+ territories and 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. Jonas has just released his 2nd feature 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 is being released 10th of June in the US by Screen Media and is traveling the festival circuit right now.
Jonas, is currently working on his next feature film "In The Eyes Of God", which was selected for Les Arch 2019.
The film is written by Tuva Novotny and is scheduled for 2020/21.
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