Dag Johan Haugerud
Dag Johan Haugerud (born 1964). He is educated as a librarian, with additional courses, to the equivalent of a Bachelors Degree, in Film Sciences from Stockholm University, as well as studies in dramaturgy from the University of Oslo and creative writing studies from Telemark University College.
He has worked as a journalist, and as dramatist for various dance- and theatrecompanies. He has also published four novels Noe med natur - Something about nature (1999), Den som er veldig sterk, må også være veldig snill - The one who is very strong, must also be very kind (2002), Hva jeg betyr - What I means (2011) and Enkle atonale stykker for barn - Simple atonal pieces for children (2016), for which he won the NRK P2-listeners Novel Prize.
He made his debut as a film director with the short 16 Living Clichés in 1998, and has since directed numerous short films, many of which award-winners - as for example Lust (2000), which won the Grand Prix at the Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad. I Belong (2012), Haugerud’s feature film debut, was awarded the Norwegian Critics’ Prize and four Norwegian Amanda awards. His next film, I’m the One You Want (2014), a 53 minute film consisting of a single monologue also received a theatrical release.
Beware of Children is his second feature film, with the world premiere in Venice Days 2019.