Executive Producer/Director: Kristin Olafsdottir
Kristin is an award winning producer and owner of Klikk Productions. Her latest film, Jerry Rothwell’s Town of Runners had its world premiere in competition at the Tribecca Film Festival 2012 and was released theatrically in April 2012 through Dogwoof.
Kristin has been producing and directing documentaries, films and plays since she created the production company Klikk Productions in 2002.
Her films include: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson´s Sunshine Boy (2009), Ragnar Bragason´s Parents (2007) and Children (2006) and Kristin Ólafsdottir´s How do you like Iceland (2005). She also produced with Vesturport the theatre plays Love at The Lyric Hammersmith (2008) and Vesturport’s version of Romeo and Juliet at the Young Vic Theatre in London (2004).
Kristin is currently working on InnSæi which she co-directs with Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir and is produced by Klikk Productions and Metfilm Production UK. Also in production is the short film Sub-Rosa directed by Þóra Hilmarsdóttir.
Her feature films and documentaries have been nominated and awarded at the Toronto International Film Festival, Copenhagen International Film Festival (Golden Swan), Edda (the Icelandic Film awards), the Christopher Awards in the USA among others. They have also been shown on BBC, HBO and all the Scandinavian TV channels.
In addition to over 20 years of experience in directing and producing film, television and theatre, Kristin has also been engaged in project management, fund raising and charity mostly focusing on women and children globally. Kristin has previously been the guardian of UN WOMEN (formerly known as UNIFEM) during which time she supervised one of their most successful fundraising campaigns ever, The Butterfly Week.
Kristin has a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
Director: Thora Hilmarsdóttir
Thora Hilmarsdottir is an Icelandic born director based in London. She graduated from Central St.Martins with a B.A. honors degree in Moving Image. She has directed two music videos for established Icelandic bands: “Goda Tungl” for Samaris and Electrify my Heartbeat” for Thorunn Antonia.
Sub Rosa -Debut Film by Thora Hilmarsdottir was nominated for Best Short Film at the EDDA Awards – Icelandic Film & Television Awards.
Director/ Writer: Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir
Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir bases her work on a vision that is committed to exploring the concept of ‘borderlessness’ and finding the balance between the rhythms of creative thinking and rational thinking. For over a decade, Hrund has been researching and practicing the theme underlying InnSæi through her projects and creative work.
In 2001 Hrund became the programme manager for UNIFEM in Kosovo and later held a permanent position with the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva, Switzerland, from which she resigned in 2004. Hrund has done consultancy for individual donors, the UN, the MoFA, on post-conflict reconstruction, development and gender. She has also done consultancy for the private and public sector on creative and critical work culture. Hrund was one of the main creators of and the spokesperson for the UNIFEM Butterfly campaign and co-created artistic UNIFEM short films with Klikk Productions, which were premiered on RUV, the National TV Station in Iceland in 2008. She founded Krád consulting in 2008, created and directed Prisma, an innovative university programme based on the two rhythms and ‘borderlessness’, in collaboration with the Academy of the Arts, University of Bifröst and the ReykjavikAkademia. Prisma is nominated by the Nordic Council as an education model that best responds to the changing situation in the work market. Her first play was premiered at the Reykjavik Art Festival in 2009, in 2011 she published a three dimensional book of poetry in numbered editions in collaboration with an architect and a visual artist. Hrund has served on committees and boards of human rights and arts-related organizations. Hrund has a BSc in anthropology from the University of Iceland and an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. In 2011 Hrund was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in recognition of her professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. www.hrundgunnsteinsdottir.com
Producer: Sandra Tabares-Duque
After working for several years with film festivals in Europe and Latin America, Sandra decided to focus her love for cinema in the production of different forms of audio-visual storytelling. She is currently producing InnSæi (UK/Iceland) a feature documentary on intuition and creativity, Quipu Project (UK/Peru) sharing testimonies of forced sterilizations; a feature documentary film and interactive cross media project, Parable of the Return (UK/Colombia) and The Film I Never Made (UK) web series.
Her latest film productions: the Arts Council award wining Sailing Out Of Grain, and the Colombian film Did You See Cristina On The 7th March?.
Sandra has a degree in Cultural Studies and has pursued further studies in world cinema and film-making with specific interest in new platforms.
Producer: Heather Millard
Heather is an experienced producer working in both documentary films and feature-films. Her productions have included award-winning feature-film ‘Of Good Report’ (TIFF 2013, BFI London 2013) and documentary feature-film ‘Trend Beacons’ (CPH:DOX 2014) currently on the festival circuit. Heather has been producing feature-length documentary films, hybrid films and feature-films since 2009 when she re-located to Iceland from the UK. Heather is currently in development with 2 feature films, in production with 3 feature documentaries and in post-production on a hybrid feature and 2 documentaries.
Executive Producer: Al Morrow
Al is an award winning producer. Her films include the critically acclaimed Town Of Runners (dir. Jerry Rothwell), the Grierson nominated films Men Who Swim (dir. Dylan Williams) and Donor Unknown (dir. Jerry Rothwell) also winner of the Audience (online) Award at The Tribeca Film Festival; Heavy Load and Deep Water winner of the Grierson Award for Best Cinema Documentary.
Her latest feature documentary, Sarah Gavron’s Village At The End Of The World, received its World Premiere at the 2012 BFI London Film Festival and will be released in the UK by Dogwoof in 2013.
Al is currently in production on Klikk Production’s InnSæi, Jeanie Finlay’s The Great Hip Hop Hoax for Creative Scotland and BBC and Executive Producer on Sarah Macarthy’s The Dark Matter Of Love.
Al’s films have been bought and/or co-produced by a range of international distributors and broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, Pathe, VPRO (Netherlands), ITVS (US), PBS (US), ARTE (France), Fox (Italy), RAI (Italy), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), Dr (Denmark) and ABC (Australia).