ABBA documentaries

Published November 30, 2012 | MORE DETAILS »

These ABBA documentaries premiered on SVT in Sweden during the 2012 holiday season. I am a co-producer of the films together with Roger Backlund and Viktor Petrovski of the production company Happy Monday Media. The films were directed by me and Roger Backlund.

This was the first time in several decades that Swedish-produced programmes about ABBA were broadcast in the group’s home country.

The three titles are:

ABBA – Dancing Queen. This film covers the making and impact of ABBA’s most famous song, but also ABBA’s success story with a special focus on the Australian Abbamania.

ABBA – When Four Became One (Swedish title: ABBA – Vägen till Waterloo). In this film we take a look at the pre-ABBA lives and careers of Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Frida. The film follows their story up to their Eurovision Song Contest victory in Brighton.

ABBA – Absolute Image. This film approaches the ABBA phenomenon from a visual point of view. We tell the story of how their stage costumes, album sleeves and promo clips were made, and the part they played in the construction of the group’s image.

The films were first broadcast on SVT at 8 pm on December 26, 2012, and January 2 and January 9, 2013. The films have also been broadcast in other territories.