© 2020 Leonard Rääf

Leonard Rääf is a Swedish writer/film director, who has passionately been making films since the age of 7 years old. Before moving to Paris to study and work within filmmaking, 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 price ”Best Nordic Short” at the ’Nordic International Film Festival’ in New York City.
 
Since 2 years back, Leonard is based in Copenhagen, writing and directing work through Holocene Studios
– which he also founded. During just a short period of time, Leonard and his team has managed to put a mark in the Danish culture scene with music videos such as ’Gorillas’ for the British/Danish group ’Rosegold’. But also accomplishing large scale productions, such as the 34-minute narrative short film ’Clay’ shot on Iceland.
 
The film written and directed by Leonard, was finished May of 2019 and is now hitting a promising festival season, with 16 selections and 6 wins already.
More information, awards and behind-the-scenes
can be found on holocenestudios.eu