Hveragerdi, 3 December 2014

UNA, a supernatural thriller penned by Ottar Nordfjörd, has just been awarded round three screenwriting grant from The Icelandic Film Centre, placing it in a very good position for a production grant next year.

Story is about a young woman, UNA, who starts getting clues about the whereabouts of her son who disappeared over a year ago and soon she realizes her life might be in danger from the events of the past.

Marteinn Thorsson and Gudmundur Oskarsson are producing the thriller and Thorsson says they’re looking for co-producers in Iceland and abroad.

Film is budgeted around 1 million EUR.

Thorsson’s usual, intense auditioning process starts in December.

Una Test Shoot

Una Test Shoot

The Icelandic Film Centre has awarded Tenderlee MPC Phase 1 script grants for Gudmundur Óskarsson’s Take 2 and Ottar Nordfjörd’s Una. Both are set to be helmed by Marteinn Thorsson. The former is a romantic comedy about a burnt-out  football (soccer) star  who returns to his roots in a small town in Iceland only to discover that his old flame, the local beauty queen,  has also moved back. The latter is a suspense/horror tale of a young woman who insists her allegedly dead son is very much alive.

XL's DP, Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, surrounded by lovely actresses (from left), Hafdís Helgadóttir, Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir and María Birta.
Samfilm to Release XL in January 2013
Samfilm (, veterans of distributing movies in all media in Iceland, will release the third feature from director Marteinn Thorsson in its Cinemas in January 2013. And then on VOD, internet and DVD.

The deal was signed on behalf of Samfilm’s Thorvaldur Árnason and Ragnheidur Erlingsdottir for Tenderlee Motion Pictures Company and Olafur Darri Olafsson for Stor og sma.

Producers for Tenderlee MPC are Marteinn Thorsson, Gudmundur Oskarsson and Ragnheidur Erlingsdottir and Olafur Darri Olafsson for Stor og sma.