My name is Jesper Isaksen (born 1975) and the founder & owner of BLEED FOR THIS PICTURE IMDB. Besides me the company also consist of producer Julie Elisabeth Jacobsen IMDB.
I'm a self-educated D.I.Y. film director, writer, editor, color grader and producer all the way through - from flesh to bone. Born and raised in Jutland but currently living in Copenhagen (Denmark) and have been for the past 20 years.
BLEED FOR THIS PICTURE is my second company and dedicated to my upcoming feature film "VICTIM OF LOVE" starring award winning Danish powerhouse actor RUDI KØHNKE. A bloody, yet stylish horror-thriller shot on location in Copenhagen and at Fyn in the summer of 2018 and hopefully it will premiere in movie theatres in 2019.
My first company 9MM FILM spawned the award winning gangster short pieces NO EXIT & NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST. In 2012 NO EXIT was selected by Ridley & Tony Scott and Michael Fassbender as 1 out of 50 semifinalists amongst more than 15.000 contributions worldwide in the Global YouTube short film competition in 2012 called YourFilmFestival. The first prize was 500.000 USD.
In 2013 NO EXIT went on to participate in the biggest and most prestigious short film festival in Denmark "EKKO Shortlist" and went straight to the top 10 and stayed there for 11 consecutive weeks straight.
In 2014 NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST also participated in "EKKO Shortlist" with a first place as the highest ranking. It went on to roam the top 10 in 13 consecutive weeks straight.
NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST was later nominated in two categories "The Shortlist Award" and also "The Audience Award" at EKKO Shortlist Awards 2014.
In 2016 both NO EXIT & NO EXIT 2 - RISE AGAINST were selected by several film festivals around the world and also won several awards. They will continue their festival run in 2017.
At present time the brand new 30-minute short comedy THE VISITOR is completed. It premiered at Orlando Film festival in 2018 and also received a nomination for “Best Foreign Language Short Film”. It will continue its festival run in 2018 and 2019 and by the end of the year hopefully reach participation in EKKO Shortlist Awards 2019 in Copenhagen/Denmark.
In the summer of 2018 I shot my first feature film VICTIM OF LOVE, a dense psychological and bloody yet stylish horror-thriller starring Danish power house actor Rudi Køhnke IMDB. It’s set to premiere at the Danish Cph Pix Film Festival in October 2019 - more to come