EG // I  Photo by Saga Sig

EG // I

Photo by Saga Sig

 
 Mamma ætlar að sofna // Mother Will Sleep  Photo and poster by María Kjartans

Mamma ætlar að sofna // Mother Will Sleep

Photo and poster by María Kjartans

 
 HAMUR // SKIN  Photo by María Kjartans

HAMUR // SKIN

Photo by María Kjartans

ÉG // I

Short film, 2018
Currently in post-production

A young trans person living in a small town travels to the city searching for the freedom to be themself
 

Written and directed by
Vala Ómarsdóttir & Halla Tryggvadóttir

Made in collaboration with Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir

Actors Snæfríður Ingvarsdóttir, María Thelma Smáradóttir, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir and Hlynur Finnbogason

DOP Erla Hrund Halldórsdóttir

Assistant Director Gunnhildur Helga Katrínardóttir

Production Design Helga Jóakimsdóttir

Film Editor Vigdís Eva Steinþórsdóttir

Sound Elín Birna Gylfadóttir and Iveta Macevičiūtė

Script Supervisor Živilė Zablackaitė

Assistant Camera Laura Aliukonyté

Assistant Production Designer Karolina Onusaitytė

2nd Assistant Director and Production Pálmey Helgadóttir

Makeup and Hair Vigdís Hallgrímsdóttir

Catering Sesselja Hrönn Pétursdóttir and Hjördís Jóhannsdóttir

Set Photographer Saga Sig

Production Manager Kristín Larsdóttir Dahl

Production Coordinator Hjördís Jóhannsdóttir

Co-Producers
Kristín Larsdóttir Dahl
Guðbjörg Sigurðardóttir
Ruta Buciunaite

Co-produced by
SVIESTAS
Salka Films

Producers
Halla Tryggvadóttir & Vala Ómarsdóttir

Produced by
GERVI Productions


Mamma ætlar að sofna // Mother Will Sleep

Short film, 2017

Based on a poem by Davíð Stefánsson

A mother, going through hardship, tries to shelter her daughters but her burden inadvertently spreads onto the sisters

Written and directed by Vala Ómarsdóttir
DOP Jimmy Salinas
Editor Helga Dís Hálfdanardóttir
Art director and photographer María Kjartansdóttir
Set and Costume Designer Kristína R. Berman
Lighting designer Bjarni Svanur Friðsteinsson
Colorist and Title Designer Michael Christophersson
Assistant Directors Helga Dís Hálfdanardóttir & Halldóra Guðjónsdóttir
Producers Vala Ómarsdóttir, Halla Tryggvadóttir, Helga Dís Hálfdanardóttir & Halldóra Guðjónsdóttir
Produced by GERVI Productions

Music composed by Biggi Hilmars
Sitar, Ukulele, arrangements and programming Biggi Hilmars
Cello Maddalena Branduardi
Vardafone guitar Hallvarður Ásgeirsson
Sound Design Eyþór Örn Magnússon & Biggi Hilmars
Sound & Foley Recordist Eyþór Örn Magnússon

Continuity Gretta Sammalniemi
Personal Assistant Erla Ösp Hafþórsdóttir
Storyboard Artist Tómas Víkingsson
Children’s sketches by Úlfrún Kristínudóttir & Örvar Másson

CAST
Mother Guðrún Bjarnadóttir
Older sister Hera Lind Birgisdóttir
Younger sister Maríon Edda Stefánsdóttir

Cannes Film Festival, France, 2017 - Short Film Corner
Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland, 2017 - Festival Program
The Northern Wave Film Festival, Iceland, 2017 - Festival Program
International Short Film Festival Beveren, Belgium, 2017 - Nominee

HAMUR // SKIN

An award-winning microfilm, 2016

The dance of the gender dualism can be troublesome
 

Written and directed by Vala Ómarsdóttir

Produced and assistant directed by
Halla Tryggvadóttir

Produced by GERVI Productions

Microfilm of the year 2017
Winner of Örvarpið, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service's microfilm competition
Stockfish Film Festival, Iceland, 2017
The Northern Wave Film Festival, Iceland, 2017