Jesper Dalgaard grew up in a remote village on the windy west coast of Denmark. Despite his short career, he’s already an award-winning and critically acclaimed writer and director, who has been in competition at SXSW, Nordisk Panorama, TIFF and Sheffield Doc/Fest where he received a Special Mention / New Talent Award. His newest film WELTSCHMERZ received 6/6 stars from Kim Skotte, Politiken with the words:
“Expressed in human worth and unforgettable images”.
Screen Daily wrote earlier this year, after experiencing DOOM ROOM:
“After donning the headset, and accompanying hooded cloak, the viewer descends into an alarming anthology of disturbing sequences that, while seemingly narratively disparate, combine to produce an impressively blockquote effect on the user”.
Merging theater, documentary and fiction, he often creates characters and aesthetics with bleeding love for anarchism, mythology and dark horses. He was asked to join Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School in 2016 and graduated from The National Danish Film School in 2017.