Los Angeles filmmaker Hans Fjellestad has shot and edited a wide range of documentary, film and television projects for over 15 years. His work has screened on Showtime, ABC, Netflix, Amazon, MTV, Adult Swim, Sony M-On! Japan, Virgin Produced Channel, Arte, BET, PBS and BBC.
Hans directed/produced the feature-length documentary films Sunset Strip (2012), Moog (2004), Radio Caroline (2018), Sounding the Space (2014), When the World Breaks (2010), Frontier Life (2002), The Heart is a Drum Machine (2009).
Recent video work includes projects for GLAAD, Health Corps Haiti, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, RV Industry Association, Southern California Rental Housing Association, Crewest Studio, California Roots Festival.
A classically trained pianist, Hans studied music at UCSD and composes original scores for theater, dance and film. He has recorded and performed extensively, touring in over a dozen countries. He is a recording artist and partner at Accretions Records.
A faculty lecturer at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (since 2015), Hans has also lectured at Columbia University, Amherst College, San Francisco Art Institute, McGill University Montreal, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, National Taiwan University, Yebisu Music Conference Tokyo, Mexico's Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana in Mexico City, Palomar College, Miami Art Central, Centro Cultural Tijuana, UCSD and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Hans worked as curator/producer for international art initiative inSite_05 and was artist-in-residence at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood 2008-2011 where he curated and hosted the live music series ResBox. Hans is currently working on several new documentaries as well as ongoing humanitarian projects in Afghanistan and Haiti.
Hans is available for hire as director, videographer, editor and composer.