We decided to grab a few upcoming graduates and ask them a bit about their time at The Icelandic Film School. We are starting with Inga Oskarsdottir, who will soon be graduating from Screen Writing and Directing
Why did you choose to study at The Film School and why did you pick Screen writing and Directing ?
I have always loved films and comedy. I guess my longing to make a comedy film got me here and in my department I can create my own stories and decide how to bring them to life, which is perfect
Can you tell us a bit about your graduation project?
My project is a comedy (big surprize) about a mother and daughter on their way to a funeral, but the way there is not the easy way. It has been extremely hard, but an extremely fun process. The film is called “Mother knows worst” and Ingibjorg Reynisdottir and Bjork Gudmundsdottir are in the lead roles
How has the preparation gone?
The preparation has gone up and down, like usually. There will be days where everything flows perfectly and then it can all go down the toilet the next day. But in the end everything seems to come together
What are your plans for after graduation?
My future plans lie in further education in the field of directing abroad and to create interesting projects for myself. I for instance am thoroughly excited about making a documentary as soon as I can
Do you have a memorable moment from your studies you can share?
During my 2. semester I was a runner for another students film and Egill Olafs was acting in the film. Among my duties I had to pick him up and drive him home after a day of shooting. We drove to Akranes together and back and he called me Skutlan (Shuttle). We have beautiful memories from those few days, Egill and I.
A second one was when my classmate Kristjan mistakenly threw an open amino box over the classroom table and the powder all covered Adalgeir, another classmate who was far too busy taking an important phone call to deal with the distraction. That was a good moment
We wish Inga all the best !