Iceland received the award for most beautiful filming location at the International Film Business Awards, which took place in India recently.
Musician Ólafur Arnalds and director Baldvin Z discuss the challenges and rewards of their collaborative film.
A panel on Arctic affairs, part of RIFF film festival, touched on glacial melting, ethical obligations and the status of Iceland as an Arctic nation.
Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson has come on board for director Baltasar Kormákur’s upcoming movie project, Adrift.
Reykjavík City Council today unanimously voted in favor of selling a large plot and industrial buildings to director Baltasar Kormákur’s production company to set up a Hollywood-style studio lot.
Steven Spielberg was so set on having Icelandic actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson play in his upcoming summer Disney adventure, The BFG, that he didn’t even need to audition. “He just contacted me out of the blue,” Ólafur Darri says.
So far during the filming of the action move Fast Eight in Iceland, two diggers have fallen into Lake Mývatn, North Iceland.