Jerry Carlsson was born in Piteå, a town in the north of Sweden. He graduated from Valand Academy in 2014, as a Director & Producer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Independent Filmmaking. He has also studied Art History at Stockholm University and Basic Filmmaking at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm. Jerry finished his Master of Fine Arts in Film at Valand Academy in 2015.
His award winning short films have been screened in numerous international film festivals, including Locarno Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. Jerry is one of the founders of the film collective and production company Tjockishjärta Film.
In 2015 Jerry founded the production company Verket Produktion together with Anette Sidor. Jerry was also selected to be a part of European Film Promotions programme "FUTURE FRAMES: Ten filmmakers to follow" at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The same year he also participated at Berlinale Talent Campus.
In 2016 Jerry Carlsson was selected for STHLM Debut and got the Carl Larsson Grez-sur-loing scholarship.