AKKERI FILMS was founded by Hanna Björk Valsdóttir, a documentary producer and director previously working for Ground Control Productions in Iceland, and established sound designer Björn Viktorsson.
DIVE: rituals in water (2019) by Elín Hansdóttir, Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir and Hanna Björk is AKKERI FILM’S first feature length production and The Last Autumn (2019) by Yrsa Roca Fannberg premiering in competiton at Karlovy Vary. Also in production is Little Africa (working title) by Hanna Björk and other works.
HANNA BJÖRK VALSDÓTTIR is a documentary producer & director with MA in Media, Culture and Communications from NYU and BA in English literature from The University of Iceland. As producer, Hanna Björk is a two-time recipient of The Icelandic Film Awards for Best documentary, in 2010 for Dreamland and in 2014 for The Laxá Farmers. Dreamland premiered in competition at IDFA and holds the documentary record for attendance in Icelandic cinemas. In 2015 she started her own production company Akkeri Films, with the aim of producing and co-producing creative documentaries for international release. Akkeri Film’s first feature productions DIVE: rituals in water by Elín Hansdóttir, Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir and Hanna Björk was released in 2019 and The Last Autumn by Yrsa Roca Fannberg premiered at Karlovy Vary in 2019. Little Africa (working title) by Hanna Björk is in production, with several other projects in development.
Tel. +354 8493354
BJÖRN VIKTORSSON is an Icelandic sound designer and sound mixer with years of experience in the Icelandic film industry. Björn has been 7 times nominated for the Icelandic Edda Awards and won the Edda for Rams (2016), Un Certain Regard winner by Grímur Hákonarson. Björn’s latest work include sound design for Grímur Hákonarson’s The County (2019) and White White Day (2019) by Hlynur Pálmason, The Last Autumn (2019) by Yrsa Roca Fannberg and Under The Tree (2017) by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. He was sound mixer on Heartstone (2016) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson and Sparrows (2015) by Rúnar Rúnarsson. Before starting his own company Akkeri Films he worked for Bíóhljóð – Cinema Sound (2000 – 2012) for and worked on all levels of sound for feature films, TV series, documentaries, short films and commercials, both on location and post-production. He was also sound designer for Lazy Town children’s series, and worked at RÚV, The Icelandic National Broadcast Company. Björn has a degree in sound from SAE Institute in Glasgow, UK. He continues to work both on location and in the studio.
Tel. +354 6945660