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Óskar Thór Axelsson

Writer & Director

A native of Iceland and a graduate from NYU’s Film Program, Oskar has extensive background in TV commercials production. Among Oskar’s numerous short films are his NYU thesis, Misty Mountain, a Student Academy Awards nominee, and the award winning caper comedy Nylon.

BLACK’S GAME marked Oskar’s feature debut. Based on an Icelandic best-selling novel, it chronicles the true story of how Iceland’s underworld came of age in the late 1990s. It became the highest grossing Icelandic film of this decade.

Oskar directed 3 episodes of the ZDF/BBC co-produced TV series TRAPPED, created by Baltasar Kormákur, that premiered in 2016 to all around critical and commercial success. From October 2017 to April 2018 Oskar will be directing 2 episodes of TRAPPED 2.

Oskar’s most recent film is I REMEMBER YOU, which he adapted from the internationally acclaimed ghost novel by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. It premiered in May 2017 and is Iceland’s no. 1 box office hit 2017 and Iceland’s 2nd highest grossing film of the decade (right behind BLACK’S GAME!). The TV series STELLA BLOMKVIST – of which Oskar directed all 6 episodes – based on the noir book series by the same name premiered in November 2017 in Iceland and will travel the world over in 2018.

In the 2nd half of 2018 Oskar will be directing 4 episodes of the TV Series SANCTUARY, produced by Yellowbird.

Among projects in development is a 2nd season of STELLA BLOMKVIST, which has already been commissioned by broadcasters; the Millennium Films produced POINT OF VIOLENCE and THE TRAVELER, which Oskar also wrote. Furthermore there is FEAR, an original TV series Oskar is the creator of, about two lost teenage souls that decide to become serial killers.

Oskar resides in Iceland with his wife and two children, who will either grow up to become mad scientists like their mother or great filmmakers like Roman Polanski.

 

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2018
Production (role):
POINT OF VIOLENCE - Director
Project details:
In Devlopment

Written by Tony Mosher and Christian Parkes
Date: 2017
Production (role):
I REMEMBER YOU - Writer & Director
Company:
Zik Zak Filmworks/IFC Midnight
Project details:
Starring Jóhannes Jóhannesson
Date: 2012
Production (role):
BLACK GAME - Writer & Director
Company:
Filmus Productions/Grindstone Entertainment
Project details:
Starring Jóhannes Jóhannesson and Thor Kristjansson
TELEVISION
Date: 2018
Production (role):
SANCTUARY - Director
Company:
Fabula Pictures
Project details:
Written by Charlie Fletcher
Date: 2016-2018
Production (role):
TRAPPED - Director
Company:
RKV Studios/Dynamic Television
Project details:
Season 1 - Episodes 5, 7 & 8
Season 2 - Episodes 8 & 9

Date: 2017
Production (role):
STELLA BLÓMKVIST - Writer & Director
Company:
Saga Film/Símin
Project details:
Starring Kristín Lea and Þorsteinn Guðmundsson

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): POINT OF VIOLENCE - Director
    Company:
    Project details: In Devlopment

    Written by Tony Mosher and Christian Parkes
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): I REMEMBER YOU - Writer & Director
    Company: Zik Zak Filmworks/IFC Midnight
    Project details: Starring Jóhannes Jóhannesson
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): BLACK GAME - Writer & Director
    Company: Filmus Productions/Grindstone Entertainment
    Project details: Starring Jóhannes Jóhannesson and Thor Kristjansson
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): SANCTUARY - Director
    Company: Fabula Pictures
    Project details: Written by Charlie Fletcher
  • Date: 2016-2018
    Production (role): TRAPPED - Director
    Company: RKV Studios/Dynamic Television
    Project details: Season 1 - Episodes 5, 7 & 8
    Season 2 - Episodes 8 & 9

  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): STELLA BLÓMKVIST - Writer & Director
    Company: Saga Film/Símin
    Project details: Starring Kristín Lea and Þorsteinn Guðmundsson
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