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Leonard Rääf is a Swedish writer/film director, who has passionately been making films since the age of seven years old. Before moving to Paris to study, Leonard worked as a film director at an advertising agency in Sweden. He'd spend all the money he earned on passion projects - one of which became the multi award winning short film 'Renard Rouge'. The film claimed the main prize "Best Nordic Short" at 'Nordic International Film Festival' in New York City.

For the last five years, Leonard has been based in Copenhagen, writing and directing work through Holocene Studios - which he also founded. The company went on to produce the 34-minute narrative short film 'Clay' shot on Iceland. The film written and directed by Leonard, had a great festival season with over 25 selections and 6 wins.

Leonard has currently written and directed four short films, with the latest one being 'Hiding Behind Masks' (starring Rosemarie Mosbæk, Marie Boda and Martin Brygmann) which premiered in November 2022.
More information, awards and behind-the-scenes
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Leonard is represented by division and new–land.
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