STARTING A FILM STUDIO IN NORRKÖPING AND VISITING ONE ON GOTLAND
As you may or may not know I’m a co-founder of a film production company called Runda Bordet Film (http://www.rundabordetfilm.se/) and now also of a film studio that’s about to open in my hometown of Norrköping called Norrköpings Filmstudio (http://norrkopingstudios.se/). Why in Norrköping? Because the town is getting more and more attention in the industry and demands more of it aswell, hence a film studio merely two hours drive south of Stockholm is a must. In order for us to have as much information as possible before opening our own studio we paid Gotlands filmstudio, called Kustateljén, a visit.
Today the swedish news magazine Folkbladet released an interview with myself, Tarmo Hietala and Emil Kumlin who have been the stunt team in the movie ’Den Blomstertid Nu Kommer’ a.k.a ’The Unthinkable’. It’s in swedish but here’s the direct link: https://www.folkbladet.se/nyheter/odmjukhet-lockar-branschfolk
DEN BLOMSTERTID NU KOMMER PREMIERE
This week has been fantastic in so many ways. ’The Unthinkable’ had its premiere in Sweden and the audience’s response has just been overwhelming. I feel so proud and humble to have been a part of creating this fantastic and important film. Hopefully it will find it’s way overseas to other countries.
Some days you act, some days you do stunts. Today I’ve been called in to do some precision driving for the production of this year’s movie Inga Lindström. Nobody got hurt, it was a blast!
We’ve all heard or read the stories and the uprising from women around the globe. It’s heartbreaking, angering and appaling what women have been through and it’s of the outmost importance
that these stories will be told in one way or another to spread awareness. I got the chance to help tell one of these stories through a short film about a healthy relationship between a woman and a man, and how trust easily can be broken. The film will be sent to festivals around the world and will be one of many important stories in #metoo. I am proud to be part of something bigger than me.
THE SOUND OF THE CONCRETE DJUNGLE!
Kojan Film decided to shoot a short based upon a real story about a guy guiding a non-local girl home from the club a saturday evening, and they wanted me to play one of the leads! Hell yeah!
VOICE JOB FOR CRAZY PICTURES
Crazy Pictures needed som voices recorded for their feature film and who sais no to screaming your lungs out?
HALLOWEEN GORE SHORT FILM
Since Halloween is coming up why not shoot a creepy short with lots of gore? BTS-pics from ’Förlåt mig fader’.
RUNDA BORDET FILM AB
Moments ago I started a film production company called Runda Bordet Film, and it sure is exciting having your own company,
especially in movie making! The pic at the bottom is the first picture of our office, and since we did not have any ruler with us,
we had to get creative!
THE TRAINMEETING TRAILER
I just got word that this short film just released it’s teaser/trailer on youtube. Watch it here:
’FOR ANOTHER’ IN THE PAPER
Earlier today the online magazine Kultursidan wrote about the short movie For Another in which I play the lead. Here’s what they wrote:
”The 25-minute short film For Another is carried out by a well-written script, strong drama and skillful editing. Dramatically, the story goes forward, but also looks backwards; As the backstory is rolled up in front of the audience. The film is based on a real event that one of the film crew-members experienced.
The character Viktor helps his friend Alex, who’s in a deep depression, in a way that few of us needs to do for someone else. The long night without sleep played out in the film is far from a two-second hug written on Facebook.
Johan Wåhlin, who plays Viktor, has a lot of experience and work, among other things, as a stuntman. Alfred Yao, who plays Alex, is a debutant that sent his interest for the role to the crew.
”He had an interesting face, a face telling us he must have experienced a lot,” Sam Rezai said.
Together they have created a film that not only can win prices but that also challenges the viewer.”
FOR ANOTHER DIALOUGE PICK UPS
Have you ever tried voice-acting/record your lines without your co-actor on set? It’s not easy to get it right, but thankfully the crew had prepared an old school MP3-player containing the other characters lines, which made it a lot easier to deliver what was needed.
Just moments ago we wrapped principal photography of the short film För En Annan (For Another) on a hill overlooking the city of Norrköping, Sweden. It’s a film about friendship and how far you will go to save your friend from killing himself. It will premiere later this spring.
THE UNTHINKABLE PICK UP’S
I just got home from a weekend filled with acting, stunts and military advisory. Last night I found myself lying in thick mud doing rainy scenes until I was soaked, and just hours ago we nailed my last stunt for this film. It turns out I am the last actor and stunt performer to be done with this film and I am so grateful of getting the opportunity to carry some of the films weight on my shoulders. I’ll let you know when the teaser is released, I’ll post it right here. Now on to the next project!
WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD
Sitting on the train from Stockholm to Linköping I am still trying to process what just happened. Twelve days in Los Angeles went by superfast!
It sure was informative being in Los Angeles with some of Sweden’s other upcoming stars, learning how it works ”over there” and meeting up with a lot of interesting people. Now with plenty of contacts and information I am now more than ready to continue doing great work! Johan Wåhlin’s on the rise! Make sure to contact me, dont hesitate!
Have a great day!
I am currently filming my scenes in the upcoming feature film ”The Unthinkable” a.k.a ”Den Blomstertid Nu Kommer” by Crazy Pictures. I cant give away too much about the film but I will give you this BTS-picture snapped while I am talking to the director about the scene about to be filmed.
One of the greatest commercials about a town ever created, in my oppinion. Check it out, and perhaps you might get a glimpse of someone in particular.
GOOD DAY SUNSHINE
One and a half years ago I got the lead the short film ”Good Day Sunshine” (check out that post further down). It is finally out for everyone to see!
Note that this short is in swedish with no subtitles.
Finally my new actingreel is up! Check it out, share it, like it!
I’ve just come home from a production meeting with Victor Danell, the director from Crazy Pictures, where we discussed my part in their first feature film Den Blomstertid Nu Kommer.
To summarize I’ve got three different employments in this film: 1. Actor – 2. Stunt performer – 3. Military advisor. Shooting has already started and I will start doing my part in mid july-late november.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Premiere! Just over thirty minutes ago we in the ensemble bowed to standing ovations under the opening night of The Breakfast Club by John Hughes, an adaptation from film to stage, has been rehearsed during the past two months and finally we’re live! I’ve got the honors of portraying Andrew Clark, the jock’, and my criteria of not making him seem like the everyday stereotypical sportsguy was a success! Now I’m looking forward to do it again, and again, and again, better and better each time!
KOJAN OCH JOHAN COLLABORATES
Today was all about making a short one-minute film alongside Kojan Filmbyrå, where experimenting with different angles and challenge ourselves were in focus. The future looks bright for me and Kojan Filmbyrå.
CASTED FOR NEW DRAMA-SERIES
I’ve just landed a supporting role in the TV-series ’Syrror’, produced by Bob Film. I cannot say more just yet but stay updated here and more info will come, I promise you that. It will be distributed by the swedish channel TV4.
After the holidays we are now filming the short ’BYU’, written and directed by Emilie Nyman. Shooting will end mid march and is produced by Branbomm Film.
The other day I were contacted by Fredrik Lehmann who is responsible for the casting of ’Vårdgården’, an upcoming TV-series produced by Baluba. Now I’m in Stockholm and will soon be shooting my scene. Lets do it!
COLCHESTER INTERNATIONAL 60HR FILM CHALLENGE
An actor in standby.Kojan Filmbyrå has entered Colchester International 60hr Film Challenge and have just minutes ago finished writing their script. All I’m waiting for is the order for go and we’ll be shooting.
PRIME MINISTER’S BODYGUARD
I’ve spent the day with Mediabruket in Stockholm and we’ve been shooting an upcoming TV-series for kids, named ’Zombie’. During the shoot I had the honors of working with Börje Lundberg (next to me on the picture below). Keep a look-out for when the series will be aired.
ANGEL IN FLIMMER FILMFESTIVAL
Today I’ve just got word that the shortfilm ’Angel’ has been accepted and will be showed at Flimmer Filmfestival . It’s in the Official Selection II – Strong female portraits. 2015.
After the film there will be a Q&A, so get yourself here a.s.a.p!
I’ve spent the day at Filmhuset in Stockholm, where Sweden’s first exhibition for actors – by actors have been organized. Here you could find actors, producers, casting agents, local and national casting websites, teachers, speakers and more. My buissnes-cards came in handy! Next year I will focus more on networking and meeting new interesting people. Will we meet?
STUDIO MEISNER ACTINGSCHOOL
Today is the first day of actingschool at Studio Meisner in Stockholm where Emelie Nyman teaches. During the six
months I will learn everything there is to know about the meisnertechnique and how to use it. After six months of practice we will commence shooting a shortfilm written by the teacher and us students, that hopefully will be availible next year. Here we go!
FLIMMER OUTDOOR CINEMA
Tonight the short ’En Salig Vän’ where I play the lead will be showed before the big features at Flimmer outdoor cinema in Norrköping. Get yourself a blanket and get cozy.
Today you can find me at the casting for the hit-series History’s Vikings at Studio 5, Filmhuset.
DRAMA WITH SQUIBS
’Good Day Sunshine’ is a wrap. All weekend has been spent shooting this short and it have been lots of fun! There will be guns, swords and explosions. It is produced by www.filmproduktioner.se.
PREMIERE IN KARLSTAD
D-day, the day of days.
Angel was just shown in Karlstad, and it might be the best I’ve done so far.
It will now be shipped to different film festivals and compete alongside other shortfilms. This is exciting!
ANGEL IN POST-PRODUCTION
Aproximatley a week were spent in the small village of Molkom in the middle of nowhere filming the short Angel. Not only did we have lots of fun shooting the film, behind the scenes I’ve found good friends!
MEDIA MARKT COMMERCIAL
Check out Media Markt’s new commercial. Check for the cop who tackles the guy in glasses, that’s me!
HEADHUNTED BY HBO
Tonight were opening night for the fifth season of Game of Thrones and HBO wanted me and three other actors that did the commercials for The Exhibition to stand guard at the entrance in full costume. Afterwards we’ve got the opportunity to watch the first episode aswell.
ACCEPTED FOR STUDIO MESINER
I’ve just had the most wonderful conversations over the phone with Emelie Nyman! I’ve just been accepted in the acting-program at Studio Meisner! hFrom september to january I will learn everything there is to know about the meisnertechnique and how to use it! I am so excited and happy!
REPETITION SHORTFILM ANGEL
Today we rehearsed before shooting the shortfilm Angel. I am now looking forward to start shooting this film.
REHEARSAL AND AUDITION IN STOCKHOLM
I’m on the bus towards Stockholm for rehearsals and to audition for Studio Meisner acting program that will start this fall. Wish me luck!
I’m on my way down towards Gothenburg to audition for a part in Gothenburg Filmkollektivs upcoming short
’Tavlan’. Lets do this!
EN SALIG VÄN – AUDIENCE AWARD
The shortfilm ’En Salig Vän’ has won the Audience Award! Me and my actor-buddy Björn Hedin got a hailstorm of compliments for our work in this film.
Click HERE to see the film.
CASTED FOR COMMERCIAL
I’ve just got a call from Crazy Pictures where they wanted me to play a police-officer in an upcoming commercial for Media Markt!
I’m headed for Stockholm and Casting STHLM to sign me in their register of actors.
GAME OF THRONES
Game of Thrones The Exhibition is now in Stockholm and if you are there you will find me wearing pelts, bearing swords and banners around town. We are shooting the commercials for the exhibition. Make sure not to miss this and the ability to talk to me in person! http://gotexhibitstockholm.com
I’ve just come home from a five-week class in filmacting. This is the end result of the class. Click the picture to watch the short scene.
AMERICAN GANGSTER UPDATE
We’ve finished shooting our interpretation of the interrogation-scene from the movie American Gangster (2007)
and it’s time to edit. Here is a picture between takes when we rehearse. Dont miss this short scene, it will be epic!
Tomorrow morning we will start shooting the scene me and Rasmus have been working on since the start of this filmacting class. We will be interprating a scene from
American Gangster (2007).
EN SALIG VÄN
Today we finished shooting the shortfilm ’En Salig Vän’ in which I’ve got the lead. Thanks for believing in me everyone!
LEAD IN SHORTFILM
Today I got word I got the lead part in an shortfilm named ’En Salig Vän’. Shooting starts on monday! Lets do this!
CINEMANTRIX ACTING FOR FILM-CLASS
First day of filmacting class, and I’ve already learnt lots of important stuff! Hans and Jonas are fantastic teachers and know how to develop you as an filmactor!
I’m already looking forward to start shooting the scene which will conclude this filmacting class, in which we will use everything we’ve learnt during the five weeks.
WELCOME TO JOHAN WÅHLIN’S WEBSITE
Welcome to my website. Here under news you will find me, Johan and I will write about everything acting-wise, for example shooting a film, casting, classes etc. Keep yourself updated and we’ll hopefully see eachother in the future!