Stig began his career in animation as a teen, making animated short films for fun and founding the animation studio, Filmtecknarna in Stockholm, Sweden with his childhood friends. They learnt through trial and error, but mostly through their drive and fascination with this wonderful media. After completing a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Stig focused his creative juices into building Filmtecknarna into Stockholms best Animation production house. Creating short films and commercials and taking part in the Animation film festival circuits, winning multiple awards. In 1996 Stig was offered the job of Director, on ‘Duckman’, one of the first animated tv series for adults, produced in Los Angeles at Klasky Csupo. (Klasky was the studio that produced the first seasons of the ‘Simpsons’). He then went on to be Creative Producer, on England’s first adult animated TV series; the BBC’s ‘Stressed Eric’, also produced at Klasky Csupo. Subsequently directing commercials at Klasky Csupo’s commercial department for ESPN, before Co-directing the Hollywood feature film ‘Rugrats in Paris’ with Paul Demeyer. ‘Rugrats in Paris’, was the second feature film installment of the Nickelodeon/Paramount, hit children’s TV series ‘Rugrats’. Stig’s next adventure would take him to Budapest to direct the Norwegian Feature film ‘Captain Sabertooth’. After ten years in Los Angeles it was back to home town Stockholm and buddies at Filmtecknarna. Focusing on commercials and personal projects, capitalizing on the previous decade of storytelling emphasis and keeping up to date with the latest trends and techniques. As well as branching out to start Fluffy Cloud Media with his partner Lisa Marriott. With focus predominantly on commercials, their clients are European based and include Nestle Switzerland, Insurance companies KPT, OKK and SAS Eurobonus.
First Prize – Chicago International Festival of Childrens Films
Clio Award, Jury special prize – Ottawa International Animation Festival
Best Script – Ottawa international Animation Festival, 1 Mark Award – Stuttgart animation Festival
Best short – Ottawa international Animation Festival, Best animation – Uppsala film festival,
Special Jury prize – Hiroshima Animation Festival, Golden Gate Award – San Fransisco
UNICEF-award – Berlin Film Festival, Grand Prize – Seul Film Festival
Best animated series – BAFTA, Best international co- production – Brittish Animation Awards