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 with 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 film is Iceland's contribution to the 2018 Nordic Council Film Prize and the country's nomination in the Foreign Language Category at Oscars 2019.

THE OATH

2016

Working Title/Film4/Marc Platt

Written with Baltasar Kormákur. 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 (Sumarlandið)

2009

Blueeyes Productions

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

WHITE NIGHT WEDDING

2007

Blueeyes Productions

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