IQ Board Position: IQ President
Country: Iceland
Languages: English, Icelandic


Co-owner of Sagafilm Iceland and CEO of Sagafilm Nordic in Stockholm. With over 25 films, shorts and scripted series on hist list of credits in the past 10 years, Kjartan is one of Iceland’s most prolific producers. Recent projects include Stella Blómkvist 6x45min a Viaplay Original Series, CASE 9x45min a Netflix Original Series, feature film Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (Premiered Sundance 2014), Whale Valley (Cannes 2013), The Press III (2013) and Astridur II (2014) both nominated as best scripted series in Europe at Prix Europa.

Awards / Honors

2014 Prix Europa Nomination “Best TV Fiction Series” Astridur II
2014 Edda Icelandic Academy Awards Won “Best Scripted Series” Astridur II
2013 Prix Europa Nomination “Best TV Fiction Series” Pressa III
2013 Edda Icelandic Academy Awards Won “Best Scripted Series” Pressa III

Clients / Networks

RUV, STÖÐ2, Síminn, BBC, ARTE, NRK, SVT, YLE, DR, Netflix.

Production Specialties

Commercials, Corporate, Entertainment, Non fiction/documentary, Production services


E-mail: [email protected]

Company: Sagafilm
Business Phone: 354 515 4600
City: Reykjavik
Year Joined: 2004
IQ Board Position: President

Company Overview

Sagafilm is the leading independent production company in Iceland for TV, Commercials and Feature Films with over 39 years of experience. Recent projects include TV drama series Stella Blómkvist (Viaplay Original Series), CASE (Netflix Original Series), Pressa (The Press), Svartir Englar (Black Angels), Rettur (Court), Astridur and cult comedy series Næturvaktin, Dagvaktin and Fangavaktin (The Night Shift, Day Shift and Prison Shift). Sagafilm has also produced the feature films Bjarnfreðarson (Mr. Bjarnfredarson), Köld slóð (Cold Trail), Fiskar á þurru landi (Fish Out of Water) and co-produced Dead Snow : Red vs. Dead and Nova Zembla. Sagafilms factual and documentary department work regularly for SVT, NRK, YLE, ARTE and BBC, the most recent project Out of Thin Air was made for BBC Storyville, RUV and Netflix. TV series by Sagafilm have won the Icelandic Academy Awards “Eddan” for Best Scripted Series a record 10 consecutive times.