The Course Moderator
MADS EGMONT CHRISTENSEN
MEC holds a BA in History/Criticism from the University of Copenhagen and a Masters Degree in Film Education from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. When he returned to Denmark in 1971 he started producing, writing and directing at Bellevue Studio, then Denmark’s leading commercial production company. Subsequently he became Managing Director of Gutenberghus Film & TV Production, in which capacity he produced both a number of award-winning commercials, short films and the first major entertainment TV-series to be commissioned outside Denmarks Radio.
MEC has been Assistant Director on a number of feature films, among them Pelle the Conqueror, and has directed an award-winning feature length documentary, Tomas, A Child out of Reach. In 1988 he became CEO of Metronome Productions, where he started the TV department and produced a number of features, including Dance of the Polar Bears, The Boys from St Petri and the award-winning documentary Giselle. Since 1998 he has been teaching production at The Danish Film School, at The Norwegian Film School, at The Super 16 School in Copenhagen and first and foremost at the European Film College in Ebeltoft.