Jakob Ström

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Jakob Ström

Jakob Ström’s natural talent for uncovering humanity and genuine emotion across all genres can be seen in his cinematic work for brands including Google, IKEA, Mitsubishi, Lidl, CARE, and SunTrust Foundation (now Truist Foundation), among others. Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Ström jetted to San Francisco at the age of 22 to study at the Academy of Arts College, graduating with his Bachelor in Advertising and Design. After returning to Sweden, he worked as an award-winning Art Director, snagging among many accolades the Silver Egg Award for print, the Nordic Advertising Festival Golden Swan for Humor, the Eurobest Gold Film award, the Gold Clio Student Award, and a Silver Midas Award.

His 2015 short film “Dear Daddy” for CARE Norway went viral, garnering 400 million views on YouTube. It was translated into 10 languages and won several international awards, including a Gold and Silver Lion in Cannes, a Grand Prix at the New York Festival, a D&AD White Pencil, a Silver CLIO Award, two Grand Prix Awards and one Gold Award at the CRESTA Awards, one Silver and two Gold Awards at the London International Awards, and one Gold and one Silver Eurobest Award. Aside from his film, commercial, and music video work, Ström has also directed numerous episodes over two seasons of the popular Swedish detective drama series, Jordskott.