Linus Sandgren

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Linus Sandgren
Born (1972-12-05) December 5, 1972 (age 45)
Spånga, Sweden
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 2000–present

Linus Sandgren (born December 5, 1972) is a Swedish cinematographer. He is known for his film collaborations with Damien Chazelle on La La Land and First Man and with David O. Russell on American Hustle and Joy. He worked with Gus Van Sant on Promised Land where he shot the film in a unique format, Super 35mm 1.3x anamorphic. For his work on La La Land, which he shot in the classic Cinemascope ratio 2.55:1, he won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics Choice and 19 other awards for his cinematography.[1][2][3][4] He is a member of the Swedish Society of Cinematographers, FSF.


Year Film Director Other notes Format
2000 Systrar Jesper Dagöö Short film Mini DV
2001 Superintendent Winter TV series HD 24P 1.78:1
2002 Överallt och ingenstans Kajsa Eldin and Kristina Kjellin TV movie S16mm 1.66:1
Disco Kung Fu Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein Short film S16mm 2.35:1
Spung Måns Mårlind 4 episodes Mini DV 4:3
Lyckantropen Steve Ericsson Short film S16mm 1.66:1
2003 Rätt i rutan TV series HD
2004 Alla bara försvinner Kajsa Eldin and Pil Maria Gunnarsson Documentary HD 24P
The Last Picture Show Magnus Nordstrand Short film HD
2005 Storm Måns Mårlind Björn Stein Super 35mm 2.35:1
2006 Snapphanar Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein TV miniseries S16mm 2.35:1
2007 Milah Arne Toonen Short film S16mm 2.35:1
2010 The Palace of Light Tim Piper Short film HD
Shelter Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein Super 35mm 2.35:1
2011 In Adam Berg Short film Super 35mm 2.35:1
2012 Lycka till och ta hand om varandra Jens Sjögren Arri ProRes 2.35:1
Promised Land Gus Van Sant Super 35mm 1.3x anamorphic 1.85:1
2013 American Hustle David O. Russell Techniscope 2-perf 35mm 2.35:1
2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey Lasse Hallström 35mm anamorphic 2.35:1
2015 Joy David O. Russell Super 35mm 1.85:1
2016 La La Land Damien Chazelle Won "Best Cinematography" at the 89th Academy Awards (2017) Super 35mm anamorphic 2.55:1
2017 Battle of the Sexes Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Super 35mm 2.35:1
2018 First Man Damien Chazelle Super 16mm, Techniscope 2-perf 35mm, IMAX

2.35:1, 1.43:1

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston Post-production Super 35mm, 65mm 1.85:1

Industry Awards[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Award Category Year Nominated work Result Ref.
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography 2017 La La Land Nominated
Academy Awards Best Cinematography 2016 La La Land Won
BAFTA Award Best Cinematography 2016 La La Land Won
Capri Film Festival Best Cinematography 2017 La La Land Won
Hollywood Film Awards Cinematographer of the Year 2016 La La Land Won
Guldbagge Awards Best Cinematography 2006 Storm Won

Critics Awards[edit]

2nd Place


  1. ^ "Shot in CinemaScope, La La Land vibrantly romances the olden days of Hollywood". Kodak.
  2. ^ "» Breathless". ICG Magazine. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  3. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 10, 2016). "How 'La La Land' Director Damien Chazelle, His Team & Lionsgate Faced The Music & Resurrected The Original Hollywood Musical". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "'La La Land': Magical Modern-Day Musical Will Sweep You Off Your Feet". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 13, 2016.

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