Award-winning director and editor Iggi Ogard brings her unique, inspired vision to each project she takes on, creating innovative and visually stunning films, music videos, documentaries, on-air promotions, and commercials. Working with such diverse networks as Sky TV, Discovery, FX Networks UK, and E! Entertainment she successfully applies her quirky, whimsical, and playful style to a wide range of projects.
Iggi grew up in a small fishing village on an island off the west coast of Sweden, raised on a diet of tales from The Brothers Grimm, Viking folklore mixed with fishermen stories from both her grandfathers. With the backdrop of that stark landscape and surrounded by the cold and dark North Sea, she often daydreamed of escaping into a world of fairy tales with dragons, trolls and magical kingdoms.
As a child she was glued to the TV screen anytime a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers or a Busby Berkeley movie came on. That 'Old Hollywood' glitz and glamour juxtaposed with ancient, dark Nordic superstition exploded in her brain and got her imagination running wild.
Iggi attended the renowned Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and followed up with a degree in film making at the University of Westminster. Her first foray into directing was with a music video for the band “Shining” (featuring members of Nitzer Ebb, KFMDM and Sisters of Mercy), where her work was recognized and later represented by notable production company Sunset + Vine Productions.
Throughout her career Iggi has split her time as a director/editor with working as an on-air promo producer/editor for numerous television networks, including Esquire Network, Nickelodeon, Hallmark Channel, and most recently TBS. She won a Promax Gold Award for her on-air promos for “Bond Fever” for Scandinavian Channel TV3, which was the first-ever Promax award for the network. She has worked on several editing projects with actor/director Gary Oldman, edited the documentary short “Take Flight” directed by actress Juliet Landau, and worked extensively with celebrated directors Meiert Avis and Glen Wexler. Iggi also worked as a segment editor on the critically acclaimed documentary film about the world-famous Russian punk band Pussy Riot, produced by Lyndon Chubbuck.
Stylewise, Iggi loves to play on the darker side of the visual spectrum – her attention to detail noticeable in everything from costumes, sets, and props to the script itself - striving to make her work as visually spectacular as possible without forgetting about the story. Behind her distinct vision lies careful preparation and a sense of professionalism.
She recently finished directing and editing the short film 'Beautiful Dead Things' which is currently doing the festival circuit and has so far won prizes in Cannes, Toronto and Houston. She is also putting the finishing touches on her music documentary '2 for the Road' and is in production of her first feature film, Get Lucky, a comedy about that damn biological clock that keeps ticking.