Get to know Richard Jarnhed

Updated: Jun 14

Director and writer Richard Jarnhed
Richard Jarnhed. Photo: HejBrenda Photography

From now on we will add a small interview every week so you get to know us better.

Starting off with one of the founders of Tulpa Creatives: The Director and Script Writer Richard Jarnhed. Richard has 27 years experience of film production.  He has directed several TV series, commercials, written episodes for TV-series and has written two novels. Music influence Richard a lot and is also essential in his life. According to Richard, details sets the tone of a film; the way a line is delivered and the visual fingerprint of a film – are things that place the audience in the right spot and affects them. With great dedication and experience he create stories that will stand the test of time.


The interview with Richard was made in april 2019.

What made you pursue working creatively within the film, tv and/or gaming world?

My lifelong burning desire to tell stories (that thrills and touch you).

In 2-3 sentences who are you?

I’m creative, emotional and a restless soul that are passionate about life as a whole – my family, friendship and creative work. Music drives my every move. I’m attracted to people filled with humor and who has a background that made them humble and conscious about how magic and fragile life is.

What motivates you and why do you work creatively?

My exhaustless flood of ideas and stories that I want to tell.

Tell us one memory from your previous work that still to this day inspire you.

When a tattooed rough young man from the Projects, came down and hugged me after a screening of my film “Stay down!”, a dark film about street violence . After the hug the young man looked at me with tearful  eyes and said, “Thank you for making a film about my life”. Touching a person’s inner core like that was a powerful feeling to experience.
Director Richard Jarnhed at the set of Dystopia

What’s Tulpa Creatives for you?

The mothership from which me and my soul brother Simon will create genre films and series with clear plot, supernatural elements and multifaceted characters.

What’s your dream?

In life, to be healthy and be the best father I can be. In work, create stories that the next generation will talk about.

How do you see yourself?

As a person with close contact with my emotional core.

What’s your biggest strength’s/assets?

My dedication and sea of ideas.
Jabob's Ladder, Tim Robbins
Jabob's Ladder. Pictured: Tim Robbins

Name three movies and/or TV-series that inspired you a lot in your life.

Jacob's Ladder, Twin Peaks, E.T.

Do you have any advice for young film makers out there?

Stay true to your dream. Be humble but never let bullies in the business bring you down.
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Director Steven Spielberg. Photo: Gage Skidmore

Which film maker has influenced you the most?

David Lynch, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Darren Aronofsky.

If you got the opportunity to remake a movie or TV-series, which one would you go for?

Escape from New York.

Working with a project, is it harder to get started or to keep going?

None! A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits.

What was the most important lesson you had to learn that has had a positive effect on your work?

Always listen to your heart and never stop until your satisfied.

Mention one thing you think would make the film/tv/gaming industry better, what would it be?

Cherish writers and their ideas and let them grow and flourish.

Get to know Richard even more on his personal website: www.jarnhed.com

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