Mattias Olsson was born in Malmö, Sweden, in 1972. After graduating from Värnhemsskolan with a degree in photography, he packed his bags and moved to New York. From 1994 until 1998, he assisted one of the great fashion photographers of our time, Arthur Elgort. In 1999 Mattias went on his own as a photographer, and worked regularly for clients such as Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour, Self Magazine and Spa Magazine among many, many others. In 2005, he took a course in documentary filmmaking at The New School University, in 2006 he made his first film – Waiting for the L – and in 2007 he was admitted to the documentary filmmaking program at Biskops Arnö in Sweden. At this time he switched his base to Stockholm, where he still lives. He has produced a number of documentaries since, including Randy evaluates Sweden, Not a Svensson anymore and, most recently, Birdhouse man. In 2013 he refined his skills as an interviewer with the course Process Interviewing Technique at the Academy of the Dramatic Arts in Stockholm. In addition to producing and directing documentaries, he also works as a teacher at the Documentary Program at Biskops Arnö.