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Director’s biography

Linnea Widén, Director / Producer was born in Stockholm, Sweden.

Linnea has directed a number of short films and documentaries. She worked as an Assistant Director on many feature films, TV and also the Noble Prize Banquet. 

Her short film FLASHBACK screened at many prestigious film festivals and won the Award of Excellence at Amsterdam Shorts. FLASHBACK also screened at the Swedish Embassy in Berlin and at NYC event showing the increased impact of successful female Directors in Scandinavia.

Her documentary THE WEDDING GIFT is a warmhearted film about teenagers with intellectual disabilities that the Crown Princess Couple of Sweden took part in. NEVER GIVE UP SON is Linnea's feature film debut.