JETTE LEHMANN (DENMARK)
Jette Lehmann was our hero in Vilnius, Lithuania (2015).
Jette Lehmann is a completely devoted product designer, who has been developing her skills, gaining more and more invaluable experiences and sharing this knowledge since she graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen 28 years back. Academy gave her a degree in architecture, which just opened up all the doors to the construction of any real or imaginary worlds.
The fascination of the cinematic storytelling made Jette Lehmann to turn the attention from architecture towards the film and TV media. Since 1992 Jette Lehmann’s career has gained a momentum once she became responsible for design in an in-house project at DR Denmarks National Television Channel. Around the same time she started working with the famous TV series “The Kingdom” directed by Lars Von Trier and that was when Jette fall for production design completely.
Her portfolio is impressive, convincing and stunning. Jette is a backbone of the art department in Scandinavian feature movies and commercials. She is definitely a piece of cake for those, who put their focus on the Nordic cinema.
After a start in 1992 she did not have any chance to stop and earned her name working on the feature films as a production designer with directors such as: Lone Scherfig (“Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself”), Thomas Vinterberg (“It’s All About Love”, “Dear Wendy”), Ole Christian Madsen (“Angles In Fast Motion”, “Prag”,”Flame and Citron”) and Lars Von Trier (“Melancholia”).
Jette Lehmann’s devotion to the new worlds’ building has been acknowledged: four times she was awarded with Dannish Robert Awards for The Best Production Design and also received the important EFA award for Production Design in photographic and highly aesthetic movie “Melancholia”.
In 2011 Jette Lehmann got her diploma in Art and Culture. Despite her passion for the cinema, she has not forgotten the architecture and still works as a designer on hotel and restaurant projects, concentrating on the narrative approach to the design and atmosphere. Being a total gold mine of combined experiences for the colleagues in the field of cinema, Jette teaches cinematographers, directors and producers at the The National Film School of Denmark.