15 17 Oct '24

Uno Helmersson

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member

Uno Helmersson is a distinguished Swedish composer and multi-instrumentalist, whose exceptional talents have positioned him at the vanguard of film scoring in Northern Europe. His international acclaim was cemented with the worldwide hit TV series "The Bridge," which was broadcast in over 100 territories and earned him the prestigious Golden FIPA Award.

With an impressive roster of more than 80 composer credits on IMDB and over 600 registered compositions, Uno's influence and recognition extend far beyond his native northern Europe. His compositions have consistently demonstrated his unique ability to animate the stories they accompany with depth and emotion.

In a recent highlight of his career, Uno's score for the Oscar-nominated animated documentary "Flee" received the prestigious Bodil Award from the Danish Film Academy as well as the recognition of . His work extends to compelling projects such as the TV series "22. Juli," the insightful BBC documentary "Riots," and the impactful "On The President's Orders." His talent also shines through in "The Painter and the Thief," and in the Oscar-nominated film "A House Made of Splinters,".

Uno's contributions to the Netflix hit "A Nearly Normal Family," "Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes," and "Eldorado - Everything the Nazis Hate" continue to affirm his position as a sought-after composer for diverse and significant cinematic works.

Originating from the rural landscapes of Västerbotten in northern Sweden, Uno's musical journey began in childhood, fostered by organ lessons in the nearest town. His passion for music flourished through his teenage years in bands, ultimately guiding him to study at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2002.

This formative period segued into a defining chapter when under the mentorship of Johan Söderqvist, a luminary in Nordic film music, Uno refined his talents. Together, they contributed to notable films such as "Let the Right One In”, ”Kon-Tiki.” and the above mentioned series "The Bridge." Uno's breakout success came with the Emmy and Cannes Grand Prix-winning documentary "Armadillo," which captured the harrowing experiences of Danish soldiers in Afghanistan.

Uno Helmersson's music not only crosses cultural boundaries but also amplifies the emotional resonance of every scene it touches. His enduring dedication to his craft and his ability to continually produce music that captivates and moves audiences cements his reputation as a master of musical storytelling.

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