Experimental Documentary | 20min | Language: English | 2017 | Director: Tova Mozard 

Somewhere in the hills of Los Angeles, four actors portrays the police profession, through narrative and staging.

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Director Tova Mozard

Well renowned artist Tova Mozard holds an MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden and has also studied photography at University of California, Los Angeles. She has produced numerous solo exhibitions featuring both stillphotography and film. Her film ”The Big Scene” (2012) was nominated for The Guldbagge Award in the documentary film category. Her latest short film "Psychic"  (2019) was also nominated for the Guldbagge award.  

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Tova on making "COPS ARE ACTORS":

"I wanted to deconstruct and explore the police officer we know from the movies, like stripping a schablon, to see where the schablon meets the human being and how the human being uses different roles, exercising the profession.”


Directed, filmed and edited by: Tova Mozard
Sound: Josefina Malmegård, Isak Sundström
Soundmix: Per-Henrik Mäenpää

Grade: Nanna Dalunde
Produced by: Hjärta Nikki
Producer: Andreas Nordblom


Kyle Williams 

Chuck Saale

Darnell Baldwin

Al Burke

The film was financed with support by the Swedish Film institute, film commissioner Cecilia Lidin, with support by The Swedish Arts Grants Committeé, with support by CPH:DOX* film festival.