Troels Lund (director)

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Troels Lund (director)
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Troels Lund Christensen

(1974-08-20) August 20, 1974 (age 49)
Aarhus, Denmark
EducationFilm and tv production
Alma materCopenhagen Technical College
Years active1997-present
Known forEurovision Song Contest
X Factor

Troels Lund (born Troels Lund Christensen, 20 August 1974) is a Danish director. He has directed multiple productions of the Eurovision Song Contest and the Danish version of X Factor. He has worked with international artists such as Take That, Aqua and Lukas Graham.

Life and career

Lund was born in Aarhus, Denmark. He went to public school in the Aarhus neighborhood of Risskov and trained to become an electrician at Aarhus Tech (known then as Aarhus Technical School) from 1990-1994. He continued his training at Copenhagen Technical College from 1997-2001, specializing in film and tv production, earning the title of AV assistant.

In 1997, Lund started an apprenticeship as a producer and director at the Danish entertainment company Nordisk Film, which is one of the oldest film studios in the world.[1] He completed the apprenticeship in 2001 and continued working for Nordisk Film until 2005.

In 2005, he formed his own company, Lundfilm ApS, specializing in multi-camera productions and everything from talk shows to large-scale live events.

He has directed multiple seasons of Danish X Factor[2], including 2011 final, which took place at Parken, the Danish national stadium, and featured two performances by Take That. It was witnessed by more than 40,000 people and was the biggest X Factor final anywhere in the world at the time[3]. Through his work for X Factor, he has also directed performances by artists such as Aqua and Lukas Graham.

In 2014, when Eurovision Song Contest took place in Denmark, Lund was the multi camera director of the show[4], and he scripted all performances[5]. For this production, he spearheaded the use of automation software CuePilot[6]. His work for Eurovision Song Contest also includes being the director of the Kiev production in 2017, where Lund also scripted all performances[2][7], and the Portugal production in 2018, for which he was senior multi camera director[8].

In Denmark, Lund has been the director of multiple productions of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix[9], the annual music competition that determines the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2020, the event took place at Royal Arena in Copenhagen without an audience due to the COVID-19 crisis[10]

Additionally, he has directed P3 Guld, an annual music award show in Denmark produced and transmitted by DR (broadcaster)|DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, as well as the annual sports gala show Sport, also produced and transmitted by DR.

Selected videography

  • Dansk Melodi Grand Prix (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Sport (DR (broadcaster)|DR) (2009-2019)
  • Eurovision Song Contest (Denmark 2014, Kiev 2017, Portugal 2018)
  • BLAST Pro (2018)
  • P3 Guld (DR) (2016, 2017)
  • Toppen af Poppen (2015)
  • Kongerigets klogeste (2015)
  • Versus (2015)
  • The Hit (2014)
  • X Factor (2010-2013)
  • Skjulte Stjerner (2011)

External links


  1. "Nordisk Film | Gyldendal - Den Store Danske". (in dansk). Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Grand Prix-arrangør headhunter danske Troels og Mads til gigantisk finaleshow". DR (in dansk). Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  3. "Take That satte verdens største X Factor-finale i gang". (in dansk). Retrieved 2020-03-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Millioner holder øje med Troels". 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  5. "VIDEO Han styrer hvad vi ser til Eurovision". DR (in dansk). Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  6. "CuePilot". Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  7. "How It's Made: Eurovision through the lens". Retrieved 2020-03-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "It's time to meet the team behind Eurovision 2018!". Retrieved 2020-03-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Han bestemmer, hvad du skal se på lørdag". DR (in dansk). Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  10. "10.000 gæster kommer ikke ind: Melodi Grand Prix bliver uden tilskuere". Politiken (in dansk). 2020-03-06. Retrieved 2020-03-20.

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