Flower Studio is a desk floating between Berlin and Stockholm and occupied by Michael S. Bekele. The studio's roots lie within visual communication and story telling. For the past 4 years the desk has gladly rendered direction and writing services, while at the same time maintaining a loose and open artistic practice. Since the studio's establishment in 2017 there has been a continuous effort to develop and adapt to ever changing external and internal landscapes, which has led to an eclectic mix of different projects.
Some notable and recent projects include: 1) The audio drama Härifrån released on Storytel in 2022, which was directed, created and produced by Michael S. Bekele. Härifrån was awarded with the Golden Ear by the Swedish Radio Academy for best entertainment podcast in 2023. 2) The short film Black Square written and directed by the aforementioned and produced by Gambio Film and Film I Väst with support from the Swedish Film Institute. The short film was completed in 2023 and will have its premiere in 2024.
The studio thrives most under collaborations of all sorts. If you are a past or current comrade, then many thanks and if you are a future one, then welcome! The ambition with all the energy expended and work performed is to empathise with the human condition and make an attempt at creating life affirming and healing narratives. Michael S. Bekele focuses on a language based practice centred around somatic and the subconscious, in order to come anywhere close to this achieving his ambitions.
Hello my friend, how have you been? I've missed you! How are your plants? Hope you had a good start into the new year.
Usually I don't get too excited about a new year, but somehow I feel good about this one. I like the number, twenty twenty-four, sounds delicious.
Hmm, otherwise? The short film I've been working for the last two years is looking for a festival to where it will premiere. Can you believe it? I am feeling empty nest syndrome.
And my audio drama won the "Golden Ear" for best entertainment podcast by the Swedish Radio Academy. It felt very gratifying to win the prize and share it with all my wonderful collaborators.
The script writing program I'm in is going rather well. It gives me the opportunity to develop some projects. Some good things will come out of it.
Oh, you gotta go? Good luck with your therapy and taxes!
Yes, talk soon! Say hi to my future self, won't you?