Productions

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THE LOBBYIST

2001 – A revealing fictitious film about lobbying, power and the media. With this film Folke Rydén introduces himself as a fiction scriptwriter and director.

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THE GOLDRUSH

2000 – The Goldrush is a revealing international documentary series in three parts by Johan Åsard, produced by Folke Rydén.

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LAREDO & THE LAW

1999 – This sequel to “Not too Young to Die” re-examines the Miguel Martinez case. Martinez was 17 years old when he was sentenced to death for a crime he claimed he did not commit.

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KALASHNIKOV

1999 – Kalashnikov – the invention that has moved more borders, started more revolutions and taken more human lives than any other human innovation.

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BJÖRN BORG – THE SAGA

1998 – A three part documentary series on the greatest tennis player of his day. Sweden’s best known personality abroad.

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BRILLIANT SWEDES

1997 – A unique series of six films about some very brave individuals and their unique ideas.

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THE NEW SWEDEN

1996 – This is a documentary about Sweden in 1996. About dramatic social, economical and cultural changes in a country ten years after its prime minister, Olof Palme, was assassinated.

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THE NORDIC WAY

1996 – This breathtaking film about the world fastest non-motorised sport tells the story of an attempt to break the current Nordic and European record in large formation skydiving.

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THE STOLEN DREAM

1995 – Exactly thirty years after the first successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, US correspondent Folke Rydén explores how and why the “Dream” has deteriorated for Black Americans.

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NOT TOO YOUNG TO DIE

1994 – A film about executing juvenile offenders in the U.S.. In violation of Human Rights Conventions, the judicial system in America is sentencing sixteen and seventeen year-olds to death.

Awards

Productions have been awarded at several festivals and competitions, including:

– Banff Rockie Awards   
– Chicago Int´l TV Awards  
– Int´l Emmy Awards
– FIGRA
– FIPA
– FIAT/IFTA Award
– Golden Gate Awards
– INPUT Festival
– Monte Carlo Intl. Film & TV 
– New York Festivals
– Premi Actual
– UNESCO Prize
– Worldfest Houston

Broadcasts

FRP documentaries have been aired around the world by numerous broadcasters , including:

– ARD (Germany)
– ARTE (France/Germany)
– AVRO (Holland)
– BBC (UK)
– CBC (Canada) 
– Discovery (UK)
– DR (Denmark)
– ETB (Spain)
– The Learning Channel (USA)
– National Geographic (USA)
– NHK (Japan)
– NDR (Germany)
– NRK (Norway)
– ORF (Austria)
– RAI (Italy)
– RTE (Ireland)
– RTP (Portugal)
– SBS (Australia)
– SVT (Sweden)
– TF-1 (France)
– TSI (Switzerland)
– VRT (Belgium)
– YLE (Finland)
– ZDF (Germany)

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