Johannes Östergård was born 1983 in Hamburg, Germany and grew up in a small fishing village on the west coast of Finland. Johannes is fluent in Swedish, German, Finnish and English. He currently splits his time between Helsinki and Berlin, and works as director and cinematographer on advertising and film productions throughout the world.
He started his career working in the field of snowboard- and skateboard films, after which he studied directing at the award winning University of Television and Film Munich. His graduation Film Tarfala was nominated for a Student Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has since won several awards.
Johannes sunny disposition and tenacious work ethic have endured even the harshest arctic climates. His beautiful and cinematic vision of the world, and his ability to tell engaging stories in an authentic way, has made him a successful director and one whom clients and agencies love to work with.