Hugo comes from Umeň, a small town in the north of Sweden. The long dark Swedish winters have made a strong impression on his story telling.
He is now studying film directing at the University of College of Film in Stockholm. Hugo started off exclusively making fantasy and science fiction films but has now widened his filmmaking to include stories about relationships, identity, power and oppression.
He would like to unite Kaurismńki and HP Lovecraft and also bring together Cassavetes with Peter Jackson.