Anders Thomas Jensen (b. 1972) was already interested in film in his early teen-years. In grammar school he met and teamed up with Tomas Villum Jensen and from 1996-1998 he wrote three short films: Ernst and the light, Wolfgang and Election Night, which all were nominated for an Oscar, the last-mentioned received a statuette at the Oscars in 1999. From the end of the 1990’s and through up the new century Anders Thomas Jensen has written the scripts for the main part of the Danish film successes for instance for Mifune’s Last Song, In China They Eat Dogs, Open Hearts, Rembrandt and Brothers. In 2000 Anders Thomas Jensen had his debut as a director with his humorous film Flickering Lights and in the following years he has directed several films.