Integrated production company ACNE welcomes Swedish directing duo Mårlind & Stein, comprising of Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, to its pool of talented filmmakers in the U.S. Uniquely collaborative, the duo has been working together for over a decade on films, commercials, and television. They are best known for helming #1 U.S. box office hit Underworld: Awakening, starring Kate Beckinsale, and the popular Scandinavian crime drama series BRON, which has aired in 160 countries and been remade in the U.S. (The Bridge) and UK (The Tunnel).
“We have been keeping our eyes on these guys for a while,” says ACNE Partner/CEO Jesper Pålsson. “Their smart directing style and approach to storytelling together with a strong skill set in VFX and the action genre make this a very strong partnership for ACNE.”
Mårlind & Stein first began their collaboration in 2002 at Stockholm-based production company Camp David where they directed commercials for major brands including Nike, UNICEF, Toyota, Reebok, Scandinavian Airlines, and IKEA.
Since then, they have steadily alternated between commercial and feature projects, including two time Swedish Guldbagge Award winner Känn Ingen Sorg [Shed No Tears], a drama about an aspiring musician, the bold pro-LGBT Sochi Olympics spot “Airport Love” for apparel company XXL, and the thriller 6 Souls starring Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
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