Creations


BY

CECILIA SÄVERMAN



 

Cecilias own work for stage & screen

 

Cecilia Säverman wrote her first play in 2012: "Den Lyckliga Människan". Previously she had co-written many productions together with the theater company Teater Kaleido, such as the popular childrens play "Kim och Piratäventyret". Around 2014 she joined the Youtube production company Trädfabriken and was co-writer at severaly comedy episodes. She was also co-writer to the successfull play "Seek & Hide" at Teater De Vill, and since 2015 she har written several sketches and all songs to the comedy group Gycklargruppen Hyckel. In 2014 she started the research for the play Vasadottern which opened in Stockholm in november 2020 - receiving great reviews. In 2021 she finished her first shortfilm "A Film About Nice Guys" which is currently touring the world and has been awarded at several festivals.

Below you can read about some of Cecilias projects.


Stockholm Stads Kulturstipendium för Teater 2021

City of Stockholm Scholarship of Culture and Performing Arts 2021


”(...) historiska monologer med många rollgestaltningar (…) har roat och oroat både barn och vuxna med oförglömliga upplevelser. (Sävermans) gestaltande konst är lekfull, angelägen och spännande.”


"...(H)istoric monologues with several characters (...) has amused and alarmed both children and adults with unforgettable experiences. (Savermans) acting performance is playful, urgent and thrilling."


Parmiddagen, Official Selection Los Angeles International Filmfestival Indie Short. Actress, director, writer Cecilia Saverman. Skådespelare, regissör, manusförfattare Cecilia Säverman.
Vasadottern, foto: Arantxa Hurtado Bohemian Light

A Film About Nice Guys

Swe: En film om snälla killar


Produced in 2021.

Written by: Cecilia Säverman

Director: Cecilia Säverman & Julia Boström

Producers: Julia Boström & Cecilia Säverman

Cast: Cecilia Säverman, Hanna Edh, Mbuyi Ilunga, Peter Armitstead ÅStröm

See full cast & crew on IMDb

Dark comedy. During a friendly dinner the topic of #metoo arises. The two couples soon realise the diffculties of discussing the matter without anyone getting offended.


VÄSTERÅS FILMFESTIVAL 2021

Cecilia Säverman was awarded Jury Talent Award.


LULEÅ FILMFESTIVAL 2021

WINNER: BEST ACTRESS (Cecilia Säverman)


INDO SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021

WINNER: BEST SHORT SCRIPT


INDO FRENCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021

WINNER: BEST SCREENPLAY


MILAN GOLD AWARD 2021

WINNER SILVER AWARD: BEST ACTRESS (Cecilia Säverman)

WINNER SILVER AWARD: BEST COMEDY


UK SEASONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2021

WINNER SILVER MEDAL: BEST EUROPEAN SHORT 


DEADCENTER FILM FESTIVAL, Oaklahoma, VÄSTERÅS FILMFESTIVAL, TORONTO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL, INDIE SHORT - LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, WORLD OF FILM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL GLASGOW

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2021


VASADOTTERN

Daughter of Vasa


Currently playing: 

Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Soppteater 22-23 mars 2022, kortad version.


A monologue with several characters based on the life of Swedish King Gustav Vasas daughter Cecilia Vasa: the princess, the pirate, the scandal.


By & with: Cecilia Säverman
Director: Judith Hollander
Producer: Kattis Tjernström, Cecilia Säverman
Production company: Teater Kaleido, in cooperation with SmartSE Frilanskooperativ


Contact & booking: vasadottern@teaterkaleido.se


Information in Swedish:

Hyllat drama baserat på Sveriges skandalprinsessa Cecilia Vasas liv i regi av Judith Hollander. När Gustav Vasas dotter avslöjas med en älskare hoppas hela Europa att skandalen ska kuva prinsessan. Men brännmärkt, stenrik och frihetstörstande har hon bara börjat. Kanske kan en vänskap med Englands drottning ge självständighet - eller varför inte ett liv som pirat?


KULTURBLOGGEN om Vasadottern:

"En fantastisk kunglig historia suveränt framförd av Cecilia Säverman."

"Trots att det är en tragisk historia om ett tuktat kvinnoliv är den ju också komiskt berättad." 

"Pjäsen är en monolog med många roller, intensivt tempo, ett angeläget ämne och mycket spännande. (...) Trots att Cecilia var en stark och kompetent kvinna hade hon ingen makt att själv bestämma. Från början styr fadern, sedan bröderna och till slut sönerna. Och tragedin kan hon inte förhindra."

"Scenbilden är enkel, en kista, en potta, en spegel , några stolar och den röda mattan som hon vill gå på. Musiken är fint sammansatt och teatern flyter bra."

"Men osökt går tankarna till den hederskultur som frodas än i dag för många kvinnor i vårt samhälle. Att år 2022 lever fortfarande många ideal från 1500-talet hos vissa personer."


Aftonbladet om Vasadottern:
”… En nyktrare historielektion om Vasadottern som trotsade renässansens hederskultur och kämpade för frihet… (Cecilia Sävermans) engagerade gestaltning spänner över olika åldrar och ansvarar för alla rollfigurer i denna spektakulära prinsessaga….Spelet flyter bra i Judith Hollanders regi…(E)n kompetent insats för att lyfta Vasadottern från fotnoterna in i rampljuset.”


“Vilken fågel är lyckligast? Den som i all sin prakt blir instängd i en bur, eller den som blir vingklippt och sparkad på men får vara ute i det fria?”
Cecilia Vasa i Vasadottern


För 500 år sedan orsakade Cecilia Vasa Vadstenabullret: den största skandalen i svensk kungahistoria. Ur hundraåriga brev träder denna normbrytande ikon av självständighet som överlistade sin släkt, levde som pirat på Östersjön och blev bästa vän med Europas mäktigaste kvinna: Drottning Elizabeth I. Hennes osannolika öde liknar inget annat, men har prydligt gömts undan bland historiens fotnötter. Kvar efter diplomaten, bråkstaken och prinsessan finns bara ryktet om skökan.


Vasadottern, foto: Arantxa Hurtado Bohemian Light
Vasadottern, foto: Arantxa Hurtado Bohemian Light
Vasadottern, foto: Arantxa Hurtado Bohemian Light

GYCKLARGRUPPEN HYCKEL

The Jester Group Hipocrisy


A comedy group performing neo-dadaistic stage art combining music with physical experiments, improvisation and sketches. Their shows often explore topics such as the female body, women in history, linking strange historic events to today, and random stuff the ensemble just simply dislike or just love.


Jesters: Cecilia Säverman, Amy Alsegård, Yenny Marklund, Hanna Bylund

Music written by: Cecilia Säverman

Ukulele: Cecilia Säverman

Violin: Hanna Bylund
Producer: Marie Hedén


Contact & booking: info@hyckel.se


This comedy quartet made a bombastic entrance into the jester world in 2015, and has since performed on both medieval festivals as well as in feministic arenas. In 2015 they won Wisby Award for a performance about consent, and in 2019 they were twice nominated at the Stockholm Fringe Festival for their show Hyckel Vulgäris (Unholy Hyckel). They have also performed at the famous club Nalen in Stockholm, and have also released a fanzine. Their music is on Spotify, and their Facebook is hilarious.


Vasadottern, foto: Arantxa Hurtado Bohemian Light

Den Lyckliga Människan 2.0

The Happy Person 2.0


A tragicomedy dance-theatre about gender roles and expectations, opening in 2012 with a second run 2013.


By: Cecilia Säverman
Director: Judith Hollander

Choreography: Cecilia Säverman

Cast: Cecilia Säverman & Hjalmar Nordén / Ola Wallinder
Production company: Teater Kaleido

Stage: Teater Tre & Teater Alma


Two lovers, a cis-man and a cis-woman, are sent out to learn how to act according to their gender, or else humanity will be destroyed by the gods. Soon the gods realise that the man and the woman isn't quite what they expected. Equipped with scripts, the two subjects do their best to save the world. They find that they both have answers the other one needs to live up to expecations. But what happens to love if you and your partner become each other? How far are you willing to go to save a world that won't accept you? 


Kulturbloggen Nov 24th  2013.

"The two actors are talented and varies between different ways of being, both through body language and how they talk and move. Cecilia Saverman that plays the role of the woman (...) is trained both in musical, dance and song. One thing is sure, we will hear more about her and see more of her. "


Kultorama, Nov 30th 2013.

"The two actors (Cecilia Saverman and Ola Wallinder), perform this show with great expression that gives justice to the message, while the audience gets many laughs."

Vasadottern, foto: Arantxa Hurtado Bohemian Light
Vasadottern, foto: Arantxa Hurtado Bohemian Light