Photographer: Elizabeth Heltoft

Jonas Alexander Arnby


LanguageDanish, English
EducationDanish Film School Super 16, London School of Media, Department of Film & Television

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Film- and TV Production - Director

2020Den Som Dræber (TV Series) Conceptual director. Viaplay/BBC
2019Suicide Tourist (Feature)
2014When Animals Dream (Feature)
2004Manden der blandt andet var en sko (Short)
2001Hjemvendt (Short)

Film- and TV Production - Writer

2014When Animals Dream (original idea)
2001Hjemvendt (Short)


Director, Jonas Arnby has worked in the film industry since 1994. In 1995, he started directing award-winning music videos, commercials and short fiction. He quickly established himself as one of the most successful Danish commercial directors, winning many commercial awards for his work. He is a graduate of the alternative Danish film school, Super16 in 2004 and attended the London School of Media, Department of Film & Television. Jonas Arnby’s first feature film, “When Animals Dream” was selected for Cannes’ Critics Week in 2014 and after 30+ festivals, among those Sydney Int. FF, London Int. FF and Fantasia Int. FF, “When Animals Dream” was nominated for 11 Danish “Academy Awards”, and Danish “Golden Globes Awards” including 3 wins. “When Animals Dream” was also awarded the Camera image Award for “Best Cinematography Debut” in December 2014. French sales agent Gaumont International sold “When Animals Dream” to 20+ territories including to the US to RADiUS-TWC. The film opened to great national and international reviews, placing Jonas firmly on the map as a director to watch from websites such as In 2019 Jonas released his 2nd feature SUICIDE TOURIST, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - A European Co-production.