Endless Summer Nights

a Midsummer night's dream come true

A vacation outside the comfort zone for two friends rejoining on the top of the world. We meet people doing their own thing and enjoy the endless summer nights of the subarctic world. For Visit Sweden, Swedish Lapland and Visit Skelleftea. Runs in four separate parts in a social media campaign in the Benelux countries. (Language: English)

Springtime for the Råne River

KEEP THE WILD WILD

The Råne River was a hair's breath away from being exploited for hydro power in 1986. Ten years earlier a government plea had suggested that the river would be dammed. Brave people saved it by taking action and instead it has lately proven to keep a particularly wild salmon stock that steadily grows in numbers. (Swedish version here)

Requiem For The Dams

Proof of concept/trailer

A proof of concept for a feature length documentary about our rivers and the way we use them and abuse them. How it happened that hydro electricity was once dubbed as green energy and largely has remained being called that, although it builds on the  misconception that renewable equals sustainable. It does not.

Bliss of the Unknown

Ski Touring in Swedish Lapland and Beyond

A Short Documentary about getting out into the unknown if you have a passion for ski touring, high mountains and not knowing what lies ahead. (Language: Swedish)

Kayaking in the Winter

MY ARCTIC LIFESTYLE

Olaf moved to northern Sweden from Germany to be closer to nature and pursue his dream. One in a series of short docs boosting outdoor activities in the subarctic region where we live. The Clients run it in Social Medias and on their web channels from december 1st, 2017.

The River Dee

teachings from a salmon fishing legacy

This Short doc. was made to document a study visit to River Dee by a number of Swedish Rivers’ fish conservation staff to get inspired by the Salmon Fisheries Legacy in the heart of Scotland, the Aberdeenshire Dee.

About

Sweet Earth is a small production company run by filmmaker and journalist Johan Granstrand. I have ten years of international experience as a photojournalist and writer prior to now working primarily with filmmaking. I have had a number of solo exhibitions and have published a couple of photo and reportage books and numerous articles and feature stories from the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe for various European magazines and newspapers. Coming from this background, I know how to thoroughly research your topic to find a strong story, the adequate character to carry it, how to visually transform it and how to craft a strong narrative to inspire action. A setup normally found in a much larger crew, but with the advantages of a smaller footprint and greater production bang for the buck.

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