I first picked up a video camera at age 9 to start making new installments of the Bond Franchise. Sadly they didn’t quite make the box office but I did catch the filmmaking bug. A few years went by and I continued making films, loving it more and more every year. When I was 14, I won my first filmmaking award and was over the moon. At that stage I was determined to make at least three shorts a year and I knew then what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Straight after graduating from Saint Kentigern College in 2009 I started work as a camera operator filming extreme sports for Red Bull, Mizone, Nissan, Hyundai, and Billabong with lots of the content being screened on Sky Sports. A year later I moved to England to work on Resistance, a feature film starring Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion, Welcome to the Punch) and Michael Sheen (Frost / Nixon, Underworld). For this I shot, scripted and directed mini documentaries charting the whole movie process from production to post. I’ve continued to do this on a variety of films including My Brother the devil which won best cinematography at the Sundance film competition and Jadoo who’s crew included Roger Pratt (Cinematographer on ’12 Monkey’s', ‘Troy’, Harry Potter’), Gareth Tandy (worked on the original Superman movie, Indiana Jones and Star Wars) and Oscar winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love).
Since moving to England I’ve been directing commercials, music videos, documentaries and short films. As well as England my work has also taken me to countries such as Qatar, Norway and France – I love traveling, working with talented and inspiring people and it’s a dream come true being able to do this on a daily bases.
I’ve just finished making my latest short ‘Modern Man’ which was shot by cinematographer Dale McCready (‘Merlin’, ‘Doctor Who)’ and stunt coordinated by Dani Biernat (‘Skyfall’, ‘Shaun of the Dead’). It was an amazing experience bringing the film to life and it’s had a great response from both industry professionals and the general public.
Always Waiting – Michael Kiwanuka - Directed by Sebastian Solberg – Finalist in the Genero.tv Music Video Competition 2012.
The Plotters - Cinematography by Sebastian Solberg – Finalist in the Virgin Media Shorts Competition 2012.
Crossfire - Directed by Sebastian Solberg / Cody Packer – Filmmakers Achievement Award at The Outlook for Someday Film Competition 2010
Deference – Directed by Sebastian Solberg – Nominated for Best Musical Score at the V48 Hours Film Competition 2010
Eye’s on the Prize - Directed by Sebastian Solberg – Filmmaker of the Year Award at the Kents 2009
Nepal - Directed by Sebastian Solberg – Best documentary and Best Cinematography at the Cut! Film Competition 2009
The Steadfast Tin Soldier - Directed by Sebastian Solberg – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Editing at the YT Film Competition 2008
Cupid – Directed by Sebastian Solberg – Best Script at the YT Film Competition 2007
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