René Frelle Petersen

René Frelle Petersen

Denmark

My goal was to be as precise as possible in the depiction of the environment, the people and the specific dialect spoken in this part of the country. I cast only locals who lived within a 15 kilometer radius of the farm, while we also didn't make significant scenographic changes to the locations.

Director René Frelle Petersen has found his own unique voice and artistic direction by making three award winning short films, and WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD MEN GONE is his feature film debut.

As a second AD he worked alongside some of the leading directors of Denmark, through which he learned the ups and downs of filmmaking and started to create his own blueprint for a successful on-set collaboration. He strongly believes that a great film is a product of great teamwork. Alongside working on WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD MEN GONE, he has been employed by Zentropa as a screenwriter and currently has multiple feature films in development, both as a screenwriter and as a director. His latest feature film UNCLE (2019) was awarded the Tokyo Grand Prix at the 32nd Tokyo IFF.