Jeppe was born in Aarhus, Denmark and worked as a professional musician until he graduated in Film Science and Art History from the university of Copenhagen. He had his feature debut in 2003 with ‘Jerusalem My Love’ which won numerous international awards. With his second feature ‘The Swenkas’ he won Best International Director in Toronto, a Robert (Danish Oscar) and a European Oscar nomination among others.
After that Rønde directed a critically acclaimed 8 episodes TV-serices for the national Danish Broadcasting Union (Danish BBC) called ‘The Quatraro Mystery’. He was voted best commercial director in Denmark 2010, and in 2013 he won two Cannes Lions, gold and bronze for direction and cinematography.
Jeppe has just completed his new feature film ‘Bridgend’ ,about teen suicides in Wales. The film has already won numerous awards; Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Editing at TriBeCa FILM Festival amongst others. The film has been released in several European countries already and will also join more festivals worldwide. Bacon is proud to have co-produced Bridgend.