I don't make movies to make money. I make money to make movies.
Company
Bleed For This Picture
Jesper Isaksen is a talented director based in Copenhagen, Denmark. His first short NIMA (16 min.) a homemade low budget gangster tale from the streets of Copenhagen was shown at Danish National Television.
Another short gangster tale NO EXIT (12. min) was selected semifinalist out of more than 15.000 short films in the global "YourFilmFestival" conducted by Ridley & Tony Scott and Michael Fassbender. The first prize was 500.000 USD.
NO EXIT went on to participate in the biggest and most prestigious short film festival in Denmark "EKKO SHORTLIST" and went straight to the top 10 and stayed there for 11 consecutive weeks straight. The sequel, NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST, also participated in "EKKO SHORTLIST" with a 1st place as the highest ranking. It went on to roam the top 10 in 13 consecutive weeks straight. NO EXIT 2 was later nominated in two categories "The Shortlist Award" and also "The Audience Award" at EKKO Award Show 2014.
The short film comedy THE VISITOR premiered at Orlando Film festival in 2018 and also received a nomination for "Best Foreign Language Short Film". In 2019 it got selected as part of the Official Selection at the BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival and also won the "Best Comedy" award at Annual Aarhus Film Festival. At present time it's roaming the top 10 at EKKO Shortlist 2019/2020 with a 1st place as the highest ranking.
In the fall of 2019 Jesper finished his first feature film VICTIM OF LOVE, a dense psychological and bloody yet stylish horror-thriller starring Danish powerhouse actor Rudi Køhnke. It premiered Saturday the 16th of November '19 at the biggest feature film festival in Denmark, CPH PIX. It will continue its festival run throughout 2019 and well into 2020 and hopefully reach theatrical and streaming distribution late 2020, more to come!
Jesper has also directed more than 20 music videos.
  • Producer (6 Credits)
    VICTIM OF LOVE2019
    Feature
    Sorry 4 yourself2017
    Music Video
    Electric Lady2016
    Music Video
    THE VISITOR2016
    Short
    NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST2013
    Short
    NO EXIT 2010
    Short
  • Writer (6 Credits)
    VICTIM OF LOVE2019
    Feature
    Sorry 4 yourself2017
    Music Video
    Electric Lady2016
    Music Video
    THE VISITOR2016
    Short
    NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST2013
    Short
    NO EXIT 2010
    Short
  • Director (6 Credits)
    VICTIM OF LOVE2019
    Feature
    Sorry 4 yourself2017
    Music Video
    Electric Lady2016
    Music Video
    THE VISITOR2016
    Short
    NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST2013
    Short
    NO EXIT 2010
    Short
OFFICIAL SELECTION
VICTIM OF LOVE
CPH PIX
Copenhagen
2019
WINNER // BEST COMEDY
THE VISITOR
Annual Aarhus Film Festival
Aarhus
2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION
THE VISITOR
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
York
2019
NOMINATION // BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT
THE VISITOR
Orlando Film Festival
Orlando
2018
FINALIST // BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Sorry 4 yourself
Oniros Film Awards 2018
Aosta
2018
NOMINATION // BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Sorry 4 yourself
FAROESE MUSIC AWARDS
Thorshavn
2018
WINNER // BEST CRIME FILM
NO EXIT
Festigious International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2017
NOMINATION // BEST DANISH ROCK VIDEO
Electric Lady
High Voltage Rock Awards
Copenhagen
2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO EXIT
Top Shorts
Los Angeles
2017
WINNER // BEST ENSEMBLE
NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST
Top Shorts
Los Angeles
2017
WINNER // BEST CRIME FILM
NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST
Top Shorts
Los Angeles
2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST
Orlando Film festival
Orlando
2017
FINALIST
NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST
International Monthly Film Festival
Copenhagen
2016
FINALIST
NO EXIT
International Monthly Film Festival
Copenhagen
2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Los Angeles
2015
NOMINATION // EKKO SHORTLIST AWARD
NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST
EKKO SHORTLIST
Copenhagen
2014
NOMINATION // THE AUDIENCE AWARD
NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST
EKKO SHORTLIST
Copenhagen
2014
SEMIFINALIST (the last 50 out of more than 15.000 submissions)
NO EXIT
Your Film Festival (Ridley & Tony Scott, Michael Fassbender, Youtube and The Emirates)
USA
2012
Birth Date
July 18, 1975
Nickname
Jesper
Birth City
Aarhus
Current City
Copenhagen
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Blue
Jesper is about to unleash his very first feature film upon the world. A bloody, dense, psychological and highly stylised Danish-American horror-thriller - it premiered at Denmark's biggest feature film festival CPH PIX in Nov. 2019.
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Jesper's hard hitting short piece NO EXIT was chosen semifinalist in 2012 by Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender in the global short film competition "Your Film festival" among more than 15.000 submissions worldwide. The First prize was 500.000 USD.
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Biggest inspirations includes Nicolas Winding Refn, Lars Von Trier and Panos Cosmatos.
I don't make movies to make money. I make money to make movies.
Company
Bleed For This Picture