Director Håvard Bustnes (b. 1973) is a multi award winning director and producer. He holds a degree in Directing for Television from the College of Film and TV at Lillehammer, and is one of the funding partners of UpNorth Film AS. His latest film Golden Dawn Girls premiered in the IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary in November 2017, has been selected to more than 50 film festivals, and won the Human International Documentary Film Festival, One World Brussels and Nordic/ Docs. Earlier films includes Two Raging Grannies, Health Factory and Big John that have traveled around the world on cinema, TV and in the festival circuit. The feature documentary «Big John» won the prestigious national Academy Awards Amanda as best theatrical documentary film. It was also awarded the Best Nordic Documentary Prize at Nordic Panorama. His films has been selected to more than 100 festivals all over the world, had theatrical release in Norway, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, and broadcast on ZDF (Germany), Arte (France), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway), VPRO (Netherland), Chanel 8 (Israel), ORF (Austria), SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), TV4 (Ireland), TVP (Poland), Aljazeera Documentary Chanel (Qatar) and NHK (Japan).