Mikel Cee Karlsson, director, writer, editor, cinematographer born 1977 in Varberg, Sweden.
During the 90´s Mikel was one of Swedens most notable skateboarders. Through skateboarding he got introduced to cinematography and started making short films. While studying film directing at Academy Valand Film in Gothenburg, he met producer Erik Hemmendorff and director Ruben Östlund and became co-owner of the production company Plattform Produktion (Palme d’or 2017 and 2022). In addition to his three feature length documentaries; Greetings from the woods (In competition, Locarno 2009), The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González (Nordic Competition GIFF 2010, Official Selection Hot Docs 2011) and FRAEMLING (Official competition CPH:DOX 2019 and nominated for 2 Guldbagge Awards, including best documentary film), Mikel has written and edited the documentary The scars of Ali Boulala (In competition Tribeca Film Festival 2021) and edited Ruben Östlunds Triangle of sadness (Cannes Palme d’or 2022) as well as directed award-winning short films, video art, and numerous acclaimed music videos for artists like Fever Ray, Calexico, Junip and José González.