Axel Petersén, born in Stockholm 1979, is a visual artist and filmmaker. He has made numerous
short films and video installations that have been shown widely in art and film contexts. His first
feature film AVALON, won the Fipresci award for best debut 2011. He has a MFA from The
Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm; he also studied film at FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts
in Prague and most recently attended the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles while he wrote
the final act for his upcoming feature Under the Pyramid.