Rotterdam Lab

Ami-Ro Sköld

Ami-Ro (Hanna) Sköld is a producer, director, animator, and a founder of Onoma Productions. They drew attention as the first person to premiere a film on the front page of The Pirate Bay, with 2009’s Nasty Old People. Their next feature, Granny’s Dancing on the Table, earned Ami-Ro a nomination for the Guldbagge for best director. Ami-Ro has become noted for their blend of stop motion animation with live action, also used in our upcoming release Butiken. The technique of animating by hand allows Ami-Ro to connect to their characters through the body rather than just through words and rational thought. Ami-Ro’s directing style has similar aims, relying heavily on improvisation, often using actors with little or no formal training. This way of working creates characters that are not simple tools of the script, but are rooted in the body, experiences and intuition of the actor as well as the director’s. Ami-Ro is a co-producer of all of their works, and has recently taken the step into producing the work of other directors, such as Warplay by Hemen Kurda, and My French Fevolution by Hanna Högstedt.

Onoma Productions - Sweden

Onoma Productions is an artistic collective and film production company founded in 2018. Onoma aims to produce high quality groundbreaking works with a strong artistic vision. With diversity both in front of the camera and behind it, Onoma grapples with thorny issues and contributes to a complex, challenging but relatable image of Sweden and the world.


Projects in development

Warplay by Hemen Kurda (documentary feature)

My french revolution by Hanna Högstedt (feature)


Released films 

Granny's dancing on the table by Ami-Ro Sköld (feature)

Play/Ground by Ami-Ro Sköld (short)

The Store by Ami-Ro Sköld (feature) 


Ami-Ro Skold - photo

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2023

See the names of the emerging producers joining us for the Rotterdam Lab 2023.