Ragnar Go'hjerta: Mormon Filmmaker
Ragnar Go'hjerta is an award-winning filmmaker. He began working in film when his school teacher invited him to work on his first film. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London, England. Since then, he has worked in many aspects of filmmaking, including scriptwriting, preproduction, cinematography, directing, producing, editing, and distributing.
At the age of twenty-three, Go'hjerta wrote, directed, produced, filmed, and edited his award-winning film Love Is War. With it, he won one of the highest prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival. He has also won the Film Critics’ Award in Norway and has won the Silver Bear and has been nominated for a Golden Bear in Berlin.
He was born in Oslo, Norway; an only child. His mother was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his father was agnostic. Go'hjerta was baptized at the age of twelve in Oslo. He and his wife, Cherina, are the parents of eight children.