Joanna Perez Nordahl is a Swedish award-winning film director and artist based in London, while frequently traveling to wherever in the world her projects or curiosity take her. Nordahl's passion is to tell empowering stories with emotional force. Her music videos, short films, documentaries and commercials, as well as contemporary dance pieces, have garnered her international recognition both, as a director and a visual artist.

In 2019, "Dear Condom" a short film that Nordahl directed and creative directed for RFSU, the Swedish Association for Sexual Health took home the biggest advertising award in Sweden, Guldägget, the Golden Egg, for best film. The campaign also received four major prizes, including Best Marketing To Youth, at the prestigious Sabre Awards this year. Since 2016 Nordahl been nominated for three Swedish Grammy's, for music video of the year, as well as won one.

For several years, Joanna has been in tight collaboration with Norwegian contemporary choreographer Ludvig Daae, creating cinematic and interactive visuals for live performances, as well as performing herself. Their debut show, the virtual duet "MM" (2011) recently passed the 100 gigs mark and has toured in eleven countries. In the duo's following piece, "HYPERFRUIT" (2016), both Joanna and Ludvig are on stage as performers. The highly visual show deals with the Internet as an emotional tool and necessary evil in intimate communication and long distance relationships. HYPERFRUIT is currently touring internationally to great acclaim. The creative duo's new multi platform project, "The Viral Dance", premiered in March 2019 and focuses on connectivity through the lens of what it means to be human today. The Viral dance is currently touring.

Between 2013-2015, Joanna initiated and directed One Wish, an eight-episode documentary series for Swedish National Television, SVT. The show, set in Sweden and Los Angeles, intimately followed and portrayed teenage hip hop dancers from around the globe, willing to bet everything on their goals and aspirations towards an uncertain, fragile dance career. One Wish started as a series made for the web, but was soon bought for television broadcasting and adapted into five longer episodes.

WORK FEATURED AT:
San Francisco International Dance Film Festival, Gothenburg International Film Festival, Moderna Museet, Tempo Documentary Festival, Amnesty International Short Film Festival, Music DOC New York, Novemberfestivalen, TranScreen: Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival, Roygalan, GuiDance Festival, The Place London, Riksteatern Norway, Dansens Hus Oslo, Black Box Oslo, MDT Stockholm, Gessnerallé Zurich, Mousonturm Frankfurt, DanseHaus Di Milano, SVT, Bukowskis, Lunds Konsthall ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... NOWNESS, Billboard, L'Officiel, Buzzfeed, The Fader, PAPER, VICE, Noisey, Somewhere Magazine, Vogue Germany, Vogue Australia, Elle Germany, Fashion United UK, Perez Hilton, Stereogum, Spin Magazine, Idolator, DIY, thefourohfive, Resumé, Huh Magazine, Pitchfork, Nöjesguiden