Productions

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.

THE GOLDRUSH

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

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.

KALASHNIKOV

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

BJÖRN BORG – THE SAGA

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

BRILLIANT SWEDES

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

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.

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.

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.

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)