Ásdís Thoroddsen, 26.02.1959. Born in Reykjavík.



1978 : Graduated from Menntaskólinn vi Hamrahlí, modern languages.
1981-82 : Drama at the University in Gothenburg.
1982-83 : Philosophy at Die Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin (West).
1983-89 : Film studies at the Deutsche Film- und Fernseh Akademie Berlin.

Films: (Author and director):

1992 : "Ingaló", 35 mm, feature, 100 min.
Prod.: Gjóla hf, Filminor Oy, Transfilm GmbH.
"Ingaló" was screened in the section "Semaine de la critique" in Cannes 1992 and got the prices as the best film with the best actress on the Nordic film festival in Rouen in 1993.

"Óskir Skara", video, 15 min. Acted.
Prod.: RÚV-Sjónvarp

1995 : "Draumadísir" ("Dream Hunters"),
35 mm, feature, 90 min.
Prod.: Gjóla hf,
Ma.ja.de.-Filmproduktion, ZDF/ARTE.

2002 : "Heimsljós" as one of "Ten Laxness films". Digital, 5 min. Acted.
Prod.: Gjóla ehf for Tundra Film ehf.

2003 : Manuscript about the life of Jón the Learned Gu_mundsson,together with Ingibjörg _órisdóttir.

2006 : Manuscript for a documentary on the Nordic wooden boats. Together with Árni Páll Jóhannsson.

A work in process.

Plays: (Author/ and director):

2003 : "A True Story", radio play about the Massacre of the Spaniards 1615. Prod: RÚV.
Director: Ásdís Thoroddsen

2006 : "An Evening with Ódó", radio play. Prod: RÚV. Director: Ásdís Thoroddsen

2007 : "Grandmother Devil". Will be in the National Theatre 2008.

Other Work:

1979 - 2001 : Assistant (A.D., continuity, camera assistant) in 12 features, 4 of them were German films, 1 American . Shorts not counted.
A.P. at the Icelandic State Broadcasting station RÚV-Sjónvarp.

1983 : The main role Sandra in the feature "Skilabo_ til Söndru". Prod.: Umbi s/f, Dir.: Kristín Pálsdóttir.

1993-2002 : Director in 13 radio plays by Icelandic and foreign authors in the Radio Theater of the Icelandic State Radio, RÚV.
Director of "Woman alone" by Dario Fo at Leikfélag Akureyrar.

2004-2005 : Curator of the museum Minjasafn Egils Ólafssonar, Örlygshöfn.

2006 - 2007 : Head of the Icelandic Film School.