Headed by partners Felix Herngren and Pontus Edgren and co-owned by SF Studios, FLX is one of Scandinavia’s largest and fastest growing prodcos.
Scripted productions include ‘Quicksand’, the Netflix Original which premiered at Berlinale 2019, ‘Blinded’, the C More Original based on Carolina Neurath’s novel, Swedish hit-series ‘Bonusfamiljen’ for SVT currently in season 3, ‘The Simple Heist’ for TV4 currently in season 2, ‘Second Ride’ for SVT in season 2, and ‘Solsidan’ for TV4, re-commissioned for seasons 6-8. ‘Grotesco’ season 3, produced for SVT, was named Best Comedy at the 57th Rose d’Or Awards.
FLX has produced three of Sweden’s biggest film franchises at the box office in recent years: ‘Solsidan The Movie’, which beat Star Wars at the local box office, ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’ sold by StudioCanal to over 60 countries, and its sequel, ‘The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared’, nominated for 8 Guldbagge Awards.
Jönssonligan, directed by Tomas Alfredson (‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’), starring Henrik Dorsin as Charles-Ingvar ‘Sickan’ Jönsson, is set to premiere in 2020.
Non-scripted series include productions for all major Swedish broadcasters such as ’Barncancergalan’ (Kanal 5), ‘Herngrens husbil’ (TV7) and ’Toppmötet’ (SVT, hosted by former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeld and former UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson).
FLX is also a major producer of commercials and branded content and works with leading brands such as DN, IKEA, Generation Pep, Pensionsmyndigheten, Falcon, Kavli and Ikano.
Felix Herngren (b. 1967)
Founder, creative director, and co-owner of FLX
Felix Herngren is a Swedish filmmaker and founder of FLX, one of Scandinavia’s fastest growing production companies. He is behind some of Sweden’s most well known series such as Solsidan (currently in season 7) and Bonusfamiljen (currently in season 4), and features such as The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and Solsidan The Movie.
Felix breakthrough came with series SMASH in the 1990s, and later in the 90ties with characters Papi Raul, Dan Bäckman and Tim Hibbins that became Swedish cult icons. In 1999, together with Fredrik Lindström, he made his feature debut with comedy Adult Behavior, in which he also acted. His second feature, comedy Every Other Week, was released in 2006, a film he wrote, directed and acted in together with Hannes Holm, Hans Ingemansson and brother Måns Herngren.
In 2010, endlessly popular TV-series Solsidan premiered in Sweden. The series had the broadcasters highest viewing of the decade and won multiple awards. Season 8 is set to premiere in 2023. In 2013, the feature adaptation of bestselling novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, which Felix wrote and directed, premiered Christmas Day in Scandinavia, and is one of the all-time highest grossing films in Sweden.
In 2015, Pontus Edgren and SF Studios joined FLX, and became the first Swedish production company to produce a Swedish Netflix Original. Since then Felix has directed and conceptualized series such as Trigger Men, The Simple Heist, Happy at Sea and Second Ride, and features such as sequel The 101-Year Old Man Who Skipped the Bill and Disappeared and upcoming Day by Day.
Currently, Felix is in pre-production on the adaption of Fredrik Backman’s novel Anxious People for Netflix.
Felix was selected worlds 5th best commercial director by the Gunn Report.
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Pontus Edgren (b. 1969)
Managing director and co-owner FLX
Prior to joining FLX in 2012, Pontus served as Managing Director of the production company Jarowskij, part of the Zodiak Media Group. During this time the company was established as a leading Scandinavian comedy producer with hits like Solsidan (co-produced with FLX), Kontoret (The Office) and Parlamentet. Pontus was also one of the creators of, as well as a scriptwriter for, Solsidan.
Prior to Jarowskij, Pontus worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. Pontus holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BBA from Lund University and The Wharton School.