KALLE CARMBACK

FILM / BOOKS / THEATER / GAMES / MUSIC

DIRECTOR / Screenwriter

I’ve been working in different areas within filmmaking since the year 2000 when I graduated from Stockholm Film school. 

I’ve been all over the place, from serving coffee to a tired team (< 1999) to directing high end commercials (2018 >). I’ve been producing, offline editing, doing animation, on set editing, interviewing, segment producing, content producing and much more. But what I’ve done most of all is writing. I love a good drama.

My work is often high aimed, a bit over the top. I find inspiration in dark hopeless stories told with a pinch of humor. I love the broken characters with not much left to lose.

Watch Showreel

Anja Bigrell - Vi Var trouble

Music Video

ANJA BIGRELL - VI VAR TROUBLE

“Vi var trouble” (We were trouble) is a nostalgic trip back to the nighties and a mixture of Anjas and my own troublesome memories an ambitious low budget production.
----------
Director/Writer/Editor
Kalle Carmback

Producer: Amanda Davin
DOP: Arpi Sahakya
Watch video

Räven raskar över isen

Short

RÄVEN RASKAR ÖVER ISEN

“Räven raskar över isen” is a working process. It’s a dark, humoristic christmas short with great cast, about trying to fit in and do good. Not much more can be said about it right now.
-----------
Director/Writer: Kalle Carmback
Producer: Emma Creed
DOP: Kim Silfving

PP Pension

Commercial

PP Pension

Six commercials made in one day for a pension company with a different approach and lots of fun. The target audience is people working with media.
----------
Director/Writer: Kalle Carmback
Producer: Emma Creed
DOP: Kim Silfving
Client: PP Pension
Agency: Bloomy Ideas
Watch video

Anja Bigrell - Kanske bra

Music Video

ANJA BIGRELL - KANSKE BRA

The charismatic indie pop artist Anja Bigrell wrote Kanske Bra (Maybe Good) about being in a bad relationship. I made it even badder. She’s stuck with a pig man in a dark vacuum inspired by Elevens black void from Stranger Things.
----------
Director/Writer/Editor - Kalle Carmback
Producer - Kalle Carmback
DOP - Linus Magnusson
Watch video

Ellekari Sander - Vi Kommer dö

Music Video

Ellekari Sander - Vi kommer dö

“Vi kommer dö” (We’re going to die) will be the first solo release from Ellekari Sander (The Tiny) . The song is about a relationship in its last gasping breath, when everything is faded and the incoming breakup is the only thing to look forward to.
----------
Director/Writer/Editor - Kalle Carmback
Producer - Emma Creed
DOP - Linus Magnusson
Watch

MSD - Patientresan

Commercial

MSD - PATIENTRESAN

On an assignment from Chimney Group I wrote and directed a seven episodes infodrama for Merckt about diabetes 2. The main actor aged 50 years during the 7 episodes. This project is not external.
----------
Director: Kalle Carmback
Writer: Kalle Carmback / Anna Bengtsson
DOP: Christian Berg
Producer: Sofia Swahn
Agency: Chimney Group
Client: Merck MSD

EDITOR

I started editing 2000. Back then, mostly my own stuff, but soon I started to gain more and more trust and along side that more external gigs. Between 2003 and 2015 I would consider editing to be my main profession.I’ve edited short documentaries, music videos, reality TV shows, feature films, shorts, corporate gigs, interviews and hundreds of commercials – both as an offline editor and as an live feed editor. Here’s a few examples of projects I worked with.

HJÄLP, VI HAR KÖPT EN BONDGÅRD!

Season 1
Brita Zackari and Kalle Zackari Wahlström acquire a big farm in the countryside of Sweden and try to live a more organic, and therefore happier, life.
-----------
Editors: Kalle Carmback, Philip Puljak et. al.
Producer: Andreas Morland
Channel: SVT
Production Company: Tomma Tunnor
Read more

UNITED STATES OF CAKES

The pastry chef Roy Fares is on an inspirational roadtrip in California.
-----------
Editors: Kalle Carmback, et. al.
Producer: Johan Norsebäck
Channel: Kanal 5, Discovery
Production Company: Brand New Content
Watch

DET STORA EXPERIMENTET

"Det stora experimentet" is a nordic christmas series (24 episodes)) recorded in three languages. I off-lined a fair deal of the Norwegian and the Danish episodes together with a crew of other editors.
-----------
Post production company: Strictly post
Production Company: Nexico
Streamed on: Viaplay
Watch

FOTBOLLSFABRIKEN

A documentary series displaying a youth soccer team and its individuals striving for the top.
-----------
Channel: TV4
Production Company: Brand New Content
Streamed on: Viaplay
Watch

MITT LIV SOM JOCKEY

I was part of the creation of this this web series - made concept and wrote VO along side edited it. I also directed the start credit sequence. The show is a combo of reality and commercial and got great response and won prizes.
----------
Editor, writer: Kalle Carmback
Producer: Jesper Balfe, Mette Bendsen
Agency; OTW Client; ATG
See extract

BOJAN & SLADJANS SVERIGE

Bojan and Sladjan is travelling around Sweden looking for the swedish fotball spirit
----------
Producer: Erik Andréasson
Agency: Brand New Content
Client; ATG
Watch

CHILDREN CULTURE

I entered the magical world of children culture 2012 when I wrote my debut book ”Manne gräver ett hål” and got it published. I thought that I found my new profession in being an author – but little did i know.

The different ways to reach children today are plenty. I write, I tell stories though podcasts, I animate. I make music, stage plays, apps and games. 

For me, the tool I use doesn’t matter, as long as I do my very best, put energy, love and time into my creations and treat my audience, young or old, with. great respect. Heres a few exempels of work I been involved in. 

I EN STAD 1 & 2

A storytelling podcast with twenty stand alone episodes a 20 min and a brilliant jazzy music score composed by Nils Berg. The stories are both silly and dead serious, scary and brave, sad and hysterically funny.
------
Text and narration; Kalle Carmback
Music: Nils Berg
Financed by Musikverket and Kulturrådet
Read more and listen (Loads slowly)

MANNE GRÄVER ETT HÅL

My debut book came out 2012 and is still, 10 years later, alive and relevant because of its many new shapes; a musical audio book, an music album and a celebrated stageplay touring Sweden.
-----------
Author: Kalle Carmback
Illustrations: Mats Eriksson, My Engström Renman Publisher: B. Wahlströms Förlag
Label: Sony Music
Read more

I EN STAD - THE MUSIC

"Musik för barn och deras vuxna" (2018) and "Mer musik för barn och deras vuxna" (2021) both got great reviews and both got nominated to a Swedish Grammy for best childrens album 2018 and 2021.
----------
Lyrics: Kalle Carmback
Music: Nils Berg
Label: Hoob Records
Read more and listen (Loads slowly)

GAMES

I’ve always been interested in games. Indie Games, unlike indie films can more freely take place wherever, however, with whomever. The conceptal constrains are less + the narrativ not linear = more oppertuneties!

So 2020 I started a two year long full time study at Forsbergs  to become a Game Designer and are now on a 6 month long internship period at Flamebait Games working with the title Passepartout 2.

I would like to do games with heart and soul. They have to contain humor or and satire. They can be dark – I have a secret crush on dysptopias. I love them to be simple but arty. My strenght is concept  making and narrative. I love to zoom out and look at the whole arch rather then work with the minor details. I love programming but I need more practice.

PASSEPARTOUT 2

I been on this project for 6 months as an intern, having regular indie game designer duties feeling I acually have a great impact on the game play. Mostly making quests and writing dialog, narrative and concepts!
-----------
Head game designer: Mattias Lindblad
Game Studio: Flamebait Games
Read more

The Last Journey

WOULD BUILDING
In this school assignment - a vertilcle slice without any real gameplay - my job was to do the world building. It bloomed into a story of grief and sacrifice - dealing with unfair gods.
-----------
World Building: Kalle Carmback
School assignment; Forsbergs School
Read more (Loads slowly)

THE TRAGIC DEATH OF CHARLIE TICK

GAME JAM
This is a super annoying topdown, pixel art, 10 min adventure. It is also the first game I ever made. And I love the dialog. But don't take the game to serius. I sure don't.
-----------
Game Design, Art and Music: Kalle Carmback
Programming: Allan Carmback
Read more (Loads slowly)

Enough is enough

ARPG, GAME DESIGN
A sloth named Precuja just want to chill but a gang of irritating Hamsters is keeping her awake. You simply need to get rid of them all.
-----------
Game design; Kalle Carmback, Sandra Hägg
School assignment; Forsbergs School
Read more (Loads slowly)

I'M IN PR

CLICKER
A lovely and very funny concept where you manage shitty bands and trying to get out of your grandma's basement. It wasmy first school assignment and it turned into a charming but crappy game.
-------
Concept & Game Design: Kalle Carmback
School assignment; Forsbergs School
Read more (Loads slowly)

Borgmästaren & Pips Memory

CHILDRENS GAME
This is simply a match two game with lovely images from I EN STAD, led by the two characters Borgmästaren och pip.
----------
Game design & programming; Kalle Carmback
Music: Nils Berg
Art: Lisa Imberg
Read more (Loads slowly)

CONTACT

I love to meet up and talk film, music videos, children’s culture, games or life in general.  You’ll find me at any of the coffeshops around Södermalm, Stockholm or on discord or any other social media platform. If you’re hiring and looking for competens and want to read my CV – click on the link and download the one that seams to fit your purpose.

Anja Bigrell
Vi var trouble

Director/Writer/Editor

Kalle Carmback

Producer

Amanda Davin

DOP

Arpi Sahakya

The song “Vi var trouble” (We were trouble) is a nostalgic trip back to the nighties and a mixture of Anjas and my own troublesome memories. It’s an ambitious zero budget production.