filmmaker / cinematographer / choreographer
CEO & creative lead, Lumikinos Production
Thomas Freundlich is an internationally acclaimed dance filmmaker and one of Finland’s most awarded short film directors. Coming to filmmaking from a career as choreographer and dancer, his work ranges from dance shorts, documentary work and multi-camera performance videography to music videos and projection design for the stage. He has directed and/or shot hundreds of live performance captures, trailers and promo videos for dance, opera and theatre companies and orchestras.
Thomas Freundlich’s documentary, short film and performance capture work has been seen at over 350 festivals worldwide as well as on broadcast channels including Arte, Yle, SVT, NRK, NHK, RSI and TSN. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Freundlich was the co-artistic director of Finland’s Loikka dance film festival. His dance short films include Cold Storage (2016), which has, to date, received 44 awards and over 300 festival selections. From 2017 to 2019, Cold Storage was the most widely screened Finnish short film of any genre at festivals worldwide.