The short film “Hard world”, was a joint graduation project between Þórður Pálsson from the Directing department and Egill Antonsson from Creative technology, who both graduated in the fall of 2011
Talking to Þórður, the films director, he told us
The two years that I studied at The Icelandic Film School were fantastic. It was there that I first realized what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. To write and direct films.
There I learned the basic needs of producing directed material, that is; how to work with actors, evolve ideas into a script and to speak with pictures, not only words. Individuals with the same passionate interest in film making can evolve together in a creative environment.
Not only did I learn practical applications at The Film School, but I also made friends there for life.
During my last semester at The Film School, I discovered that I wanted to learn even more and realized that my graduation film would be a sort of “calling card” for me. I therefor put a lot of effort into my graduation film “A hard world”, that I made with Egill Antonsson from Creative Technology.
After graduation I applied at The National Film and Television School in England and got accepted. I graduated from there last summmer after two years of studying and now have an MA in Directin Fiction, an agent at an acclaimed agency and got a grant from Nordic Talents 2015 to write my first full length film.
I would not have gotten this far today, if I had not studied at The Icelandic Film School, that I know for sure.
Next year the television shows “The Valhalla Murders” will be shown on RÚV and directing and writing them is Þórður Pálsson.
We also got in touch with Egill Antonson from Creative Technology, and he told us
The Icelandic Film school connected me with good people and that gave me an opportunity for a lot of entertaining work as lighting director, both in Iceland as well as in Norway and Denmark. I have been working in that field for 5 years, until I took a new parental leave. I have been living in Greenland for the last six months, getting myself familiarized with both the country and population
“A hard world” was awarded best film for Directing and Producing in the fall semester of 2011.
The film is extremely well done and it will be a thrill to follow these young men in the future, we hope you enjoy watching