Magnússon Sigurður Hallmar
Iceland Year Zero
In October 2008, the three main banks in Iceland collapsed, driving a nation into bankruptcy, causing thousands of people to lose their jobs, their personal savings - and hope. How does a nation, once one of the richest and most developed countries in the capitalist world, react to a total economic collapse? In a landscape where “to be rich” used to be a virtue, who is really to blame for the collapse of a far-too-fast-and-greedy banking system? Or rather, is the decline of the capitalist values maybe the best thing that could have happened to Iceland?
since 2004: Director/Cameraman/Editor in a production house, Art Park (France)
2001: Cameraman / Editor in a production house, Trimedia (Czech Republic)
2000: Sound Recordist on various TV reportages, Skjár einn (Iceland) 1
1999-2000: Editor in a post-production house, Mynbandavinnslan (Iceland)
2003-2008: Université Paris VIII (Master - Cinema depart: directing)
2000-2002: FAMU Academy of performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic.
1997-1999: University of Iceland (Literature and philosophy)
Films Cargo, short film in postproduction, ScreenRunner Productions France 2008 Pres des rails, short film 17', Artpark. France 2006 Postak, short film, Trimedia/Kolchoz Films, Czech Republic 2001