Saxofilm makes history come alive

We produce documentaries about those caught in the midst of the great events of history. We focus on personalities that have either created history or witnessed landmark events that have had lasting effects on contemporary society.
We seek historical perspectives through the depiction of people whose lives and dramatic fates not only enrich our knowledge of the past but also add to our understanding of ourselves.
Insight, authenticity and a strong and original visual expression characterise our films. We seek to thrill and move.
The rest is, as they say, history.










The people behind Saxofilm

Tom Buk-Swienty

Historian, journalist and author. Well known for a long list of award winning non-fiction books such as Slagtebænk Dybbøl (2008), Dommedag Als (2010), Kaptajn Dinesen: Ild og blod (the first book in a trilogy on the Dinesen lineage, 2014) and Det ensomme hjerte (2017). Has won numerous awards: The historical book of the year, The non-fiction book of the year, the “Søren Gyldendal-prisen,” the “Læsernes Bogpris”and the “Rungstedlund-prisen”.
Founder and owner of Saxofilm.

Klaus Birch

Journalist and film director. Has produced and instructed over 200 documentary films and a number of TV-series for TV2 and DR. Nominated, among others, for awards like the “Calvingprisen” and the “TV-Oscaren”. Won the “Documentary of the year” in 2003 for the documentary Sorgens Børn.
Founder and owner of Saxofilm and B-film.
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Slagtebænk Dybbøl

The documentary film "Slagbænk Dybbøl" tells about the two Danish brothers and officers, Ernst and Emil Schau, who participate in the Second Schleswig war. The brothers have wives and children in Copenhagen, and through their letters the story of life is told as a soldier in the ice-cold and underground campaign, as the Danish army is in the winter of 1864.

Slaget om Als

The forgotten battle. Such is the battle of Als - the last battle in the war in 1864. It was the kind that ruled the war, but there were no Danish heroes stories to tell - the Danish army was overtaken and slaughtered by the bunches one morning - and that is why the battle is forgotten.