I was born on September 21, 1981, into a small settlement in south Iceland. I grew up on the volcanically active Reykjanes ridge, a no-go zone occupied by the U.S. Goverment. I spent my youth spying in on their highly classified operations during the height of the Cold war. Observing the Marines attempting to maneuver this unsettling and volatile landscape, like the surface of some insane, distant planet, I remember wanting a video camera to document their covert actions.
I made my first film in 2001, at the age of 20. Since then I have produced, written, and/or directed more than twenty film projects, such as Heimkoman (TERMINAL, 2003), Lækning (CURE, 2005), Grimmar Greipur (GRIM GRIP, 2009), Nyrsta (102 REYKJAVIK, 2010), Kvartett (KRONOS, 2016), Sírena (SIREN 2011), Lax (COD 2016), Kin 1 (HARVEST 2018).
In 2017 I co-founded Thulbard Videoklubben, a Nordic film production team creating films that center around the sub-Arctic and Arctic regions of the world. Our mission is to produce projects that capitalize on the potent yet underused imagery of the North. As filmmakers, we are drawn to a particular underlying sense of terror and awe that seems to be fundamentally coded into the fabric of this harsh landscape and the prospect of relating this sensation through the work we produce.
• KIN 1 (post-production)
• KIN 2 (pre-production)
• KIN 3 (development)
• TOUR (filming)
My home is in Reykjavik and Seydisfjordur, Iceland.