Welcome to Herdel.com

The adventure starts here…

Herdel.com is a modern film and TV-production company located in Copenhagen. With a running production of several movies, documentaries, TV-programmes etc.

Furthermore with more than 40 years in the film industry, executive producer Steen Herdel has produced several of the cornerstones of Danish cinema and been responsiblefor launching the careers of important directors such as Morten Arnfred, Niels Malmros, Bille August and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen.

Steen Herdel also produced Jørgen Leth’s acclaimed bike racing documentary feature “A Sunday in Hell” (1978) and Lasse Spang Olsen’ s action comedy “In China They Eat Dogs” (1999), which Variety compared to “Pulp Fiction” and “Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”. An American remake is currently in negotiation.


Feature films

The feature film productions of Steen Herdel include “Leave us Alone” (1975), “The Double Man” (1976), “Could We Maybe” (1976), “Evening Land” (1977), “Boys” (1977), “Clark” (1977), North Sea Fishermen ” (1977), “The Marksman” (1977), “A Sunday in Hell” (1978), “You Are Not Alone” (1978), “Me and Charlie” (1978), “Honeymoon” (1978), “Wanna See My Beautiful Navel?” (1978), “Notebook on love” (1989), “In China They Eat Dogs” (1999) and”Better Off Dad” by Peter Ringaard (2003).


Awards for feature films produced by Steen Herdel include Best Film at the Bodil Awards for “Boys”; Best Film at the Bodil Awards for “Me and Charlie”; Best Film, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the Bodil Awards for “Honeymoon”; the Audience Prize at the Lübeck Nordic Film Days for “Wanna See My Beautiful Navel?”; and the Audience Award at the Luxembourg International Film Festival as well as Best Special Effects at the Robert Festival for “In China they eat Dogs”.


Nominations include the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for “Leave us alone”, the Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival for “Evening Land ” and again for “Honeymoon”, as well as Best Screenplay and Best Make-Up at the Robert Awards for “In China they eat Dogs”. Steen Herdel also has a long list of awards for his exhausting production of documentaries.


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Ongoing projects

The invisible Wall.

58 min. Documentary


The way we treat people from other cultures are often criticized. They think differently, and some of them even have a strange religion. Their life in the host country is often very depressing and lonesome no matter what they try to do. This film I made in Denmark by an Iranian film director

and is showing how the situation which seems ok from outside view is tearing the family apart. The film also reveal the inhumanity of the authorities and their lack of understanding.


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A Springtime in Hell

A world known masterpiece showing again and again. The making of this incredible film is World Film history.



“We survived”

10 people who was detained in KZ are telling their stories from the unique rescue mission during the last days of WW2 where the Nazis tried to eradicate the obvious signs of their cruelty. They were picked up by shabby white buses and brought safely back to Denmark.



58 min documentary.

An anthropological study involving the Inuit population. Background, values, family structures based on especially study of women. The film is moving and teaches us aspects of life under very difficult circumstances. This is the third film we produce in this part of the world.



One hour documentary

The idea of a social order ruled by women – as opposed to the present one ruled by men – is a fascinating concept. Around the globe, there exist many societies with women in charge. How do these societies function?

  • Is there violence and if so, who are behind that violence?
  • How are people who make mistakes treated? Do they get shamed out or otherwise punished?
  • How are conflicts handled?
  • Are those societies characterised by competition – or do people contribute whatever they are  able to?
  • How are attacks from external forces dealt with?
  • How are children raised? And how do those people deal with a crying, unhappy child: Caressing and comforting, or is the child pushed away?
  • Who handles the economy?
  • How do hierarchies and other power structures function?
  • What happens when someone dies?
  • How do they look upon themselves as a society

The bells

The Bells of Copenhagen have their own special story.


The white busses - Movie

The wild history about the rescue of prisoners in German concentration camps during end of  WWII

The Foie Gras Mafia

One of the very big industries is threatened by green thinking and concerns of animal welfare. But this billion $ industry has found new ways and new locations to create its foie gras products. Some of these new schemes exist outside the control of NGO-organisations and of the EU.


A portrait of one of Denmark’s greatest humanists. He influenced our way of thinking in regards to education, humanity, youth, Christianity and much more. One of the founders of Danish culture.

“N. F. S. Grundtvig was a Danish pastor, author, poet, philosopher, historian, teacher and politician. He was one of the most influential people in Danish history, as his philosophy gave rise to a new form of nationalism in the last half of the 19th century. It was steeped in the national literature and supported by deep spirituality.” -Wikipedia


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