Aslak began making films at Lillehammer University College, where he got a BA in Documentary Directing with the thesis film “Martin-the Ghost”, which premiered in competition at IDFA in 2009.
He then got an MA from The London Film School, where he focused on writing and directing fiction. In 2014 he graduated with “Last Base”, which screened at more than 120 festivals (including Tribeca, Chicago & Slamdance) and won numerous awards.
After graduation he directed the documentary series “Petter Uteligger – 52 dager på gata i Oslo” (2015) which was nominated for 5 Norwegian Golden Screen Awards in 2016, winning 2 (Documentary Series and Audience Award). In February 2020 a new documentary series, “Petter i fengsel”, premiered to critical acclaim and was also nominated for the Golden Screen Awards.
“Mamma” is Aslaks first short after film school. He is now developing his first feature and two shorts, as well as other stories for film and television.