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David Herdies

David Herdies




Decision Maker 2017


David Herdies is a Swedish producer, director and the founder of Momento Film. Herdies has produced over 20 feature documentaries and shorts that have been screened and awarded at festivals all over the world. He has participated in international producer’s workshops such as EAVE, ACE and Eurodoc. Among his prior films can be mentioned MADRE by Simón Mesa Soto (Official Short Film Competition, Cannes 2016, Gold Hugo for Best Short at Chicago IFF), FRAGILITY by Ahang Bashi (National cinema award (Guldbagge) for Best Newcomer and nomination for Best Feature 2017, City of Gothenburg Award for Best Feature at GIFF), OUAGA GIRLS by Theresa Traore Dahlberg (Dragon Award nominee at GIFF, 2017), WINTER BUOY by Frida Kempff (Best International Documentary NIFF, 2015), GIVE US THE MONEY (Peabody award, 2013), and A SEPARATION (awarded at several festivals).

company profile

Momento Film was founded in 2011, and soon after established itself as one of the most vibrant independent documentary production companies in Sweden, producing numerous award winning feature documentaries and shorts which have been screened at major festivals (IDFA, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX etc). In 2015, the company successfully moved into fiction film with Simón Mesa Soto’s MADRE premiering in the Official Short film competition in Cannes 2016 and now has several feature films in development, including AMPARO by Simón Mesa Soto, MADAME LUNA written by Suha Arraf and THE GODS by Ahang Bashi.