Biography

Johan Renck is one of the most respected and sought after directors of commercials and music videos today, so much so that the French magazine CB News dubbed him "the number one director of commercials and music videos in the world ".

His directing career started in 1992 when he joined the production company Mekano Film and Television in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1994 he left Mekano to join forces with childhood friend director Jonas Åkerlund. They established a new production company, Renck Åkerlund Films, which immediately became one of the leaders of its kind in Sweden. During the same time he worked with his music project, Stakka Bo, with big success and a lot of his time was occupied by the music career. In 1997 he started to work as a director full time and quickly became a well-known name worldwide and in 1999 he was working with Madonna and Nike among others.

Johan Renck is one of the most respected and sought after directors of commercials and music videos today, so much so that the French magazine CB News dubbed him "the number one director of commercials and music videos in the world ".

His directing career started in 1992 when he joined the production company Mekano Film and Television in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1994 he left Mekano to join forces with childhood friend director Jonas Åkerlund. They established a new production company, Renck Åkerlund Films, which immediately became one of the leaders of its kind in Sweden. During the same time he worked with his music project, Stakka Bo, with big success and a lot of his time was occupied by the music career. In 1997 he started to work as a director full time and quickly became a well-known name worldwide and in 1999 he was working with Madonna and Nike among others.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 11

Birthday 1966-12-05

Place of Birth Uppsala

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Stakka Bo

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Spaceman of Bohemia Director
2019 Chernobyl (5 episodes)Director
2014 Halt and Catch Fire (1 episode)Director
2014 The Fat and the Angry Director
2013 Vikings (3 episodes)Director
2010 The Walking Dead (1 episode)Director
2010 The Tip Director
2008 Downloading Nancy Director
2008 Breaking Bad (3 episodes)Director

Acting

2016 Bornebusch i tevefabriken (2 episodes) as Guest

Production

2019 Chernobyl (5 episodes)Co-Executive Producer

Crew

2017 Stella Erratica Thanks

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