Ester Martin Bergsmark and Mark Hammarberg met at the school of documentary filmmaking at Biskops Arnö. They have been working closely together for four years, developing a characteristic and innovative style. Their projects are characterized by a will to experiment, an aesthetic drive and a skill for showing new images, rooted in today’s Sweden that pushes the envelope for the documentary genre. Their film, Swallow it (2007), was an experiment that has been described as a kick in the stomach of traditional film-making. Their feature film Maggie in Wonderland (2008) was awarded a Guldbagge. In 2009 Ester Martin Bergsmark contributed to the debated feminist porn suite Dirty Diaries with his short Fruitcake, shown on numerous film festivals. He is currently in postproduction with Something.Must.Break based on the novel You Are the Roots That Sleep Beneath My Feet and Hold the Earth In Place by Eli Levén.
|Nominated for the Guldbagge Award||Stockholm||2015||Best Screenplay||Something Must Break|
|The Kurt Linder Grant||Stockholm||2015||(delas ut av Svenska Filmakademin, 2014 års stipendium)|
|Special Mention||Toruń||2012||She Male Snails||(special mention to Ester Martin Bergsmark and Minka Jakerson, International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Polen)|
|Director of Photography|
|Assistant Film Editor|