Jorundur Ragnarsson studied acting in The Iceland Academy of the Arts and graduated with a B.F.A. degree in 2006. He worked as an actor and screenwriter for six years in Iceland before applying for the Film M.F.A. program at Columbia University in which he is currently enrolled. He is known for his work in television and film as well as in theatre. He founded two independent theatre companies, VER MORDINGJAR and EG OG VINIR MINIR and performed in two of the largest theaters in Iceland, appearing in 18 theater productions in six years. His most successful and known projects are the feature film, BJARNFREDARSON and the four television series, NAETURVAKTIN, DAGVAKTIN, FANGAVAKTIN, HEIMSENDIR which in all he starred and co-wrote. All of these projects won multiple awards at the Icelandic Film Academy Awards. Besides from that he has performed in 4 other Icelandic movies, for one of them, VEDRAMOT he won the Icelandic Film Academy award for "Best actor in a supporting role". Also he has performed in numerous television series and short films.
HJONABANDSSAELA is Jorundur's debut project as a director.Filmography:
Festival(s) & Award(s)
- 2015: Clermont Ferrand International short film festival | International Competition
- 2014: Montreal World Film Festival (Canada) | World Competition • Grand Prix (Short Film)
- 2015: PRAGUE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL • Special Mention
Uggi and Kiddi are bachelors pushing seventy whose routine small-town life together resembles a marriage. Everyday they do Müller’s exercises, soak in the hot tub, then work side by side baiting squid for Icelandic long-line fishing boats. One morning they arrive at the pool and find Rosa, a buxom and beautiful woman their own age, soaking serenely in their hot tub. Kiddi invites Rosa to Uggi’s upcoming birthday party and their friendship is thrown into peril.
- Runtimes: 15'
- Country(ies) of production: Iceland
- Original Language(s): Icelandic
- Subtitle(s) available: English