niels sejer / production designer . architect maa / films, fascinations and the space


Niels Sejer graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1992. While at school Niels became involved in production design in collaboration with directing students at the National Danish Film School.

1987/88 he attended the Theatre Design and Technology programme at the State University of New York/Purchase. He went on to work as an assistant to New York scenic designers John Arnone and Loy Arcenas before returning to Denmark in 1990 to complete his degree in Architecture in 1992.

After graduation Niels was hired by Kontrapunkt, a leading Danish design and strategic communications consultancy, and became part of the management group in 1996. At the same time he developed his involvement in film and designed several period films including ’The Last Viking’ (1994) and ’Eye of the Eagle’ (1996).

Since 1998 Niels´s main focus has been production design. He has designed more than 20 feature films and TV-series including international successes ’Girl with The Dragon Tattoo’ and ’A Royal Affair’, as well as the original Scandinavian versions of ’The Killing’ and ’The Bridge’.

Recent projects include US feature films ’Dead Man Down’ with Niels Arden Oplev in New York and Philadelphia in 2012 and ‘Rock the Kasbah’, directed by Barry Levinson and produced in Morrocco and Los Angeles in the spring and summer of 2014, as well as the limited series ’1864’ with Ole Bornedal in Czech Republic and Denmark from 2012 to late 2013.

Member Danish Architects Association and United Scenic Artists Local 829


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on the set of A Royal Affair with Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Videbaek / photo © Jasper Spanning

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