Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Animated the animal occupants of a generic shopping plaza singing out their existential angst. Introduced Tord to his next door neighbour Tord, leading to an identity crisis. Designed David Bowie’s costume for his last ever music promo.

Niki Lindroth Von Bahr is a master craftswoman and artist who loves making puppets and sets by hand. She brings her characters to life through the techniques of stop motion and puppetry. Her immensely engaging stories are darkly humorous tales, often with a vaguely surreal filter.

Her short films Bath House and Tord & Tord were screened at festivals around the world including Sundance, the Berlinale and Annecy. Her third film, apocalyptic musical The Burden, premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, having picked up every available piece of metalware on the festival and awards circuit. She also was named one of Variety’s top 10 animators of the year. 

Costume for Fever Ray, created in collaboration with Nicklas Nilsson and Andreas Nilsson.