A little while back we advertised for a script to be a part of The Les Arcs Film Festival that commences on the 16th of December. Included in the chosen project was the trip to France, accommodation, food, ski pass and of course the opportunity to introduce the project to a number of producers. We can now announce that we have chosen Ólöf Birna Torfadóttir.
Ólöf graduated from The Film school from the Scriptwriting and directing department and Hrafnkell Stefánsson, the Head of studies for the Film School and chairman of the committee that chose the project, had this to say about Ólöf;
Ólöf was an exemplary student from the very first day of school. It was therefor not a surprise that she had a great and exciting project to pitch to the producers at the festival. The script she worked on here at the school under the tutelage of her teacher and has been working on it after her graduation. I am positive that she will make us proud at the festival
We asked Ólöf to tell us shortly about her script;
Karen, an experienced country girl, arrives in her pimped out car to pick up her friend Tanja, a timid city girl, that in just that moment is hitting her boyfriends face with socks and breaking up with him, yet again. The duo head into the country where they have plans to work on a big farm through the summer. Tanja has difficulties focusing after the breakup and seems to regret the trip immediately, but on arrival at the farm she quickly falls for a handsome country boy. When her attempts at charming the boy however seem to fail miserably, she starts to admire how Karen seems to be able to sleep with whomever without any expectations or aftermaths. Tanja asks Karen to teach her to be like her. Teach her to be classy slut.
“How to be a classy slut” is a full length comedy about the friends Karen and Tanja that have a different background and handle life in very different ways. The film has a fun country feel to it, is full of humor and a touch of romance
Accompanying Ólöf will be Bjarni Guðmundsson, a producer at the production company MyrkvaMyndir
They will undoubtedly put on a great show and we look forward to getting their report after the festival.