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.