Whatever the size of your production or your budget, we will find solutions to help you tell your story. We know the value of working with a trustworthy and experienced local crew when filming far away from home. That’s why we’ve built up a network of the most talented and reliable people in the industry. The intersection of talent, cultural insight and industry knowledge is the core strength of our work and what we are most proud of at Swixer.
Swixer started as just me, Fatima, and it has grown into something I’m so proud of. It all started nine years ago when I received a request from Morgan Freeman’s production company Revelations Entertainment. They had found my CV online and needed local support for an upcoming documentary shoot for National Geographic in Stockholm. Back then, I worked as a freelance reporter, producer and director. At the time, the Swedish market didn’t really offer “Fixers,” and in fact – I hadn’t even heard the term before (at least not in a journalistic / production context). To me a “Fixer” was someone who could fix a broken TV or washing machine perhaps. And now I found that I was “The Swedish Fixer” serving this fun crew from LA in my hometown.
The crew needed someone on the ground who could be their eyes and ears. Someone who could help them plan the shoot by securing permits and releases, booking interviews, translating and being present during the shoot to help with anything that came up. It was a lot of fun and it went great. I figured they probably weren’t the only ones who needed help shooting in Sweden. There had to be other international crews out there, right? And boom, just like that, a new production service company was born: The Swedish Fixer, or “Swixer”!
Since then, we’ve been able to provide crew, locations, logistics, casting, management, equipment, talent, etc to hundreds of international productions all across Sweden: TV shows, global commercials, livestream studio shows as well as branded corporate shoots. It’s all been possible thanks to the network of freelancers we’ve built up throughout the years, and now we’re expanding beyond Sweden! We are currently scouting locations in Iceland, figuring out how we can get a TV host hanging on a skyscraper in Poland (window cleaning scene – don’t ask), and looking for Fixers who can manage our shoots in Norway (know anyone?). We’re on an exciting adventure and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Thanks to Morgan Freeman!