Filmmakers of BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*

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From left, F. Gertten, M. Jangård, J. Osmund, B. Binderup, N. Pagh Andersen

Fredrik Gertten, director

Fredrik Gertten is an award winning director and journalist based in Malmö, Sweden. 
In 1994 he founded the production company WG Film. Before he worked as a foreign correspondent and columnist for radio, TV and press in Africa, Latin America, Asia and around Europe. Today he combines film making with a role as a creative producer on WG Film - famous for local stories with a global understanding, with several films catching the identity and transformation of his hometown. Featuring international stars like footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic in True Blue - The way back and architect Santiago Calatrava in The Socalist, the Architect and the Twister Tower, among others. Dole Food company made his film BANANAS!* controversial by suing the company, producer and director. The fight for the film and freedom of speech won international recognition. In Sweden awarded with several prices including the Anna Politkovskaya freedom of speech award. Read Fredrik's full filmography on his IMDB site.

Margarete Jangård, producer

Margarete Jangård is a producer with her main focus on creative documentaries. After seven years on WG Film she stands behind films such as BANANAS!*, Love Always, Carolyn, I bought a rainforest, Milkbar, The socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower and more. She has a background in commercials and advertising which she worked with for almost 20 years. Now supplemented by several years of international networking around Europe, USA and Canada. 
Read Margarete's full filmography on her IMDB site

Jesper Osmund, editor

Jesper Osmund has worked as a film editor since 1991. He has edited over 45 feature length documentaries, 6 feature films, a couple of short films and miniseries for TV and more than 600 commercials. Lately he combines his editing with holding lectures in dramaturgy and teaches at work-shops all over Europe together with EDN - European Documentary Network. On WG Film he is the editor behind famous productions such as BANANAS!* and An Ordinary Family. Read Jesper's full filmography at his IMDB site.

Benjamin Binderup, editor

Benjamin Binderup graduated in 2005 from The National Film and Television School in London. Has worked as a professional film editor since 2002, mostly with commercial films and music videos. After his education Benjamin made his way into fiction, and has worked on several fiction films such as the award-winning Manden med de Gyldne ører and DR TV2 thriller series Den som dræber. Read Benjamin's full filmography at his IMDB site.

Niels Pagh Andersen, narrative consultant

Niels Pagh Andersen started his career as an assistant for two of Denmark’s most important editors, Christian Hartkopp and Janus Billeskov Jansen. Since 1979 he has worked as a freelance film editor and has cut more than 250 films of widely different categories.  Some examples of his award-winning work are: Welcome to Denmark, The 3 Rooms of Melancholia, Everlasting Moments and others. Read Niel's full filmography at his IMDB site.

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The true story about a Swedish filmmaker and a banana corporation. Dirty tricks, lawsuits, manipulation, and the price of free speech.

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