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Barbara Rothenborg :: Writer/Director

Barbara, originally born in Denmark, spent 11 years working in the film industry in Los Angeles. While living in LA, Barbara directed several web-series, commercials and 10 short films, which has traveled the festival market and won several awards. She was part of the international short film contest Filmaka, where she ended up in the top three, and got lots of praise from the judges:

Wim Wenders (director "Wings of Desire", "Paris, Texas") about "The Duality of Love": "I saw your film half a dozen times and thought it was utterly original... Truly remarkable in lighting, editing, acting... Congratulations!"

Neil Labute (director "Nurse Betty","The Wicker Man") about "Timothy's Fable": "Barbara - you told a full and imaginative story in a very short period of time; handsome to look and terrific to watch".

In 2009 Barbara directed her first feature film in Los Angeles: "Love at First Hiccup - The First Time", a charming teen comedy she also wrote the script for. Back in Denmark, in 2011, Barbara developed, cast and directed the comedy TV series "Sjit Happens" for TV2 Zulu and the pilot aired at record high ratings and numbers. The series went on to do 5 seasons.

Since then, Barbara's directed 3 different TV pilots, the feature film "Krummerne - Alt på Spil" which was a big box-office hit in Denmark, a webseries, as well as the popular family TV series "Mit 50/50 Liv" for DR Ultra.

In 2016 she directed a movie version of the bestselling book "1-2-3 Go" which got great reviews, being called: "A triumph for Danish youth film, nothing less" and "One of the best Teen Movie this Century".

At the 2017 Robert Awards (The Danish Academy Awards) the film won the "Audience Choice Award" out of all 30 Danish films that premiered that year.