Ólafur Egilsson

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Nick Hitchcock

Film, TV & Theatre

In Development

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VIKINGR

2018

Working Title/RVK Studios/Blueeyes Productions

Co-written with Baltasar Kormákur, who will direct. Currently in pre-production.

Film

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WOMAN AT WAR

2018

Slot Machine

Written by Ólafur Egilsson and Benedikt Erlingsson. WOMAN AT WAR received its world premiere during the 57th Cannes Critics' Week in 2018. Ólafur and Benedikt were awarded the Cannes Critics’ Week SACD Prize for Best Screenplay.

THE OATH

2016

Working Title/Film4/Marc Platt

Co-written with Baltasar Kormákur, who directed. TIFF 2016: Official Selection; San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016: Nominated for the Golden Seashell Award.

THE GRANDAD

2014

Thorsson Productions

Co-written with Bjarni Thorsson.

BRIM (UNDERCURRENT)

2010

Zik Zak Kvikmyndir

Co-written with Ottó Geir Borg & Árni Ásgeirsson. EDDA Awards 2011: winner of 6 awards, including Best Film. Nominated for the Nordic Council's Film Prize 2011.

SUMMERLAND

2009

Blueeyes Productions

Directed and co-written by Grímur Hákonarson. Austin Fantastic Fest 2011: winner of the Best Screenplay Award.

WHITE NIGHT WEDDING

2007

Blueeyes Productions

Directed and co-written by Baltasar Kormákur. EDDA Awards 2008: winner of 7 awards, including Best Film. Nominated for the Nordic Council's Film Prize 2008.

Television

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TRAPPED (Ófærð)

2016

RVK Studios

10 x 60' TV series set in a remote town in Iceland, police desperately try to solve a crime as a powerful storm descends upon the town. EDDA Awards 2016: winner of 3 awards, including Best Television Drama/Comedy of the Year.

Short Films

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DALUR

2016

Zentropa Productions 2

A guilt-ridden taxi driver takes a desperate passenger to her destination. On the journey their fates collide and they both realize that they have to make a final sacrifice in order to be redeemed.

Theatre

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INDEPENDENT PEOPLE

2014

National Theatre of Iceland

Co-written with Simon Birgisson and Atli Rafn Sigurðarson. Theatre adaptation of Halldór Laxness's novel.

KARITAS

2014

National Theatre of Iceland

Theatre adaptation of a novel by Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir.

ANSWER TO HELGA'S LETTER

2012

City Theatre of Reykjavik

Theatre adaptation of a novel by Bergsveinn Birgisson.

IRIS

2012

National Youth Theatre

Starred Brynhildur Guðjónsdóttir.

PEOPLE IN THE BASEMENT

2011

City Theatre of Reykjavik

Theatre adaptation of a novel by Auður Jónsdóttir. Winner of the Icelandic Playwright of The Year Award 2011.

GERPLA

2011

National Theatre of Iceland

Theatre adaptation of a novel by Halldór Laxness.