Haraldur Hrafn Thorlacious is a former student at The Icelandic Film School and producer for the show “Hversdagsreglur” (Every Day Rules), now being shown on Channel 2. We got to pry a bit about Haraldur.
What is your first memory about cinema?
My first memory is clearly “Jurassic Park” and my dad allowed me to make a stop motion film with the families camera and I used dinosaurs that I owned. I was just 5 years old then
What made you apply to study at The Icelandic Film School and why did you choose your department?
I chose Creative Technology and it was undoubtedly a great kick start into the business to get knowledge from Sindri, Jonathan, Óli, Hrafnkell and of course all the teachers and assistant teachers.But what truly got me was being able to go there every day each week and and learn more and more about film making. I really like what a good preparation studying at The Film School is for the film industry in Iceland
Do you have any fun memories from your time at the school?
There are numerous memories from what we did as a class, from making a film out of a poem and the interpretation being completely in our hands, but personally I enjoyed making the short films the most because there one could do endless experiments in grip movements and go beyond the comfort zone. I remember well that the dean told me that I belonged in the grip department and that became true, as I have done a lot of work in that department, but it is also a plus that you get to do more than one job on set
What took over after graduation?
I was asked to work for the Foreign production department at Sagafilm where I met an enormous amount of people in the film industry and I guess I proved my worth there as people noticed me enough to want to work with me
Can you tell us a bit about “Hversdagsreglur” (Every Day Rules) ?
Lúðvík Páll Lúðvíksson came to me with an idea and a script for a television series that he and Árni Helgasson wrote together asked me to join and I really liked the idea and was excited to be a part of it. It was also a treat to be part of the whole process from the script and the idea being raw to seeing it on screen
And what does the future hold?
I have been hired for 2 months at Jónsson & Le’macks advertising agency and am there producing all sorts of fun projects. And I have quite a few projects in the making now after that as well
We will be keeping an eye on Haraldur in the future and wish him all the best