Søren Sveistrup is co-founder, Writer-creator and Executive Producer at SAM Productions ApS.
Søren Sveistrup is an internationally acclaimed writer of several TV-series, which have had a great audience both domestically and internationally. From 2007 to 2012 Sveistrup was the creator and writer of The Killing (Forbrydelsen, da), part I-III, which has won several international awards, been sold to more than a hundred countries all over the world and which has been remade for AMC by Fox Television Studios in the US. Sveistrup was also the creator/writer of the TV-series Nikolaj and Julie which won an International Emmy Award, 2003.
Lately, Sveistrup has written scripts for feature films - the original script The Day will come (Der kommer en dag, da) (released in April 2016) and also the adaption of Jo Nesbø’s famous crime thriller The Snowman. He also wrote the international bestseller novel, The Chestnut Man, (Kastanjemanden, da, 2018), published in more than 40 countries.
Søren Sveistrup has won a great number of awards; A Robert for Best Original Script (The Day will come (2017)), An Emmy Award for Best International TV-series (Nikolaj and Julie (2003)), the Danish Broadcast Coorporation’s Matador-prize (2007), Dramatist Associations Prize of Honour (2008), the Golden Nymph (Forbrydelsen II (2010)), BAFTA for Best International TV-series (Forbrydelsen (2011)), Crime Thriller Award (Forbrydelsen (2011)), Forbrydelsen III (2013), Robert (best TV-series) (2013), the Audience Award (Forbrydelsen III (2013)) and Crown Prince Couple’s Culture Prize (Forbrydelsen I-III (2013)).
Sveistrup holds a master of Literature and History from the University of Copenhagen and has graduated as script writer from the Danish Film School.