WHALE VALLEY

from Join Motion Pictures

Written & Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Whale Valley world premiered in the Official Competition of the 66th Cannes Film Festival 2013 were it won a Special Mention. Since then it has won over 50 international awards and received numerous nominations.

SYNOPSIS
The film shows a strong bond between two brothers that live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey that marks a turning point in the lives of the brothers.

CAST & CREW
Ívar: Ágúst Örn B. Wigum
Arnar: Einar Jóhann Valsson
Father: Valdimar Örn Flygenring
Mother: Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir
Farmer: Júlíus Sigmar Konráðsson

Producers: Anton Máni Svansson, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Co-Producers: Darin Mailand-Mercado, Jacob Oliver Krarup, Rúnar Rúnarsson
Executive Producers: Kristinn Þórðarson, Magnús Viðar Sigurðsson, Kjartan Þór Þórðarson

Director of Photography: Gunnar Auðunn Jóhannsson
Editor: Anders Skov
Sound Designer: Gunnar Óskarsson
Art Director: Júlía Embla Katrínardóttir
Set Decorater: Freyja Vals Sesseljudóttir
Costume Designer: Helga Rós V. Hannam
Costumer: Arndís Ey Eiríksdóttir
Make-up Artist: Alma Ösp Arnórsdóttir
Assistant Director: Valgeir Gunnlaugsson
Script Supervisor: Jesper Vidkjær Rasmussen
Assistant Camera: Goði Már Guðbjörnsson
2nd Assistant Camera: Atli Kristófer Pétursson
Key Gaffer: Geir Magnússon
Gaffer: Sigurður “Bahama” Magnússon
Key Grip: Viktor Davíð Jóhannsson
Grip: Anton Smári Gunnarsson
Sound Re-Recording & ADR Mixer: Huldar Freyr Arnarson
Sound Recordist: Björn Viktorsson
Best Boy: Erlendur Sveinsson
Art Department Assistants: Ottó Gunnarsson, Sonja Björk Ragnarsdóttir, John Ingi Matta
Catering: Daði Jónsson, Álfrún Gísladóttir
VFX: Gunnar Karlsson with GunHil, Þorvaldur S. Gunnarsson
SFX: Haukur Karlsson
Colorist: Hannibal Lang
Music in film – “Bein leið” – Written by Kristján Kristjánsson and Performed by KK Band in 1992

Produced by Join Motion Pictures in co-production with Sagafilm & Fourhands Film
Supported by The Danish Film Institute / Filmworkshop, The Youth in Action Programme in Denmark, The Culture Council of West Iceland and The Icelandic Film Centre.

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Contact: anton@joinmotionpictures.com

“Whale Valley” is this week’s Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere. Read a Q&A with director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson here: vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-whale-valley

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