The year 2011 has come, with probably the worst imaginable beginning for me. I was partying on new years eve with my friends, we were celebrating and watching the fireworks from the base of the skiresort Nordpark, just above Innsbruck, Austria. After the show I decided to walk down to Innsbruck with my friend Kristinn, on the way in a forest I slip and start to tumble down, this ends with a 9m drop from a cliff onto the street. I suffered from internal bleeding to the brain and collapsed lungs, broken rib and an injury that will follow me for years if not my entire lifetime, a spinal cord injury. The first thing I heard from the doctors after waking up from the coma at the hospital in Innsbruck was that I would never walk again. I am going to prove them wrong, I simply have to. I cannot sit for the rest of my life, I need to use my legs again.
But for now my only bet is to be as good as I can in a wheelchair. I am currently being trained to live in one at Landspítali Grensásdeild Iceland. I will stay here in the clinic until I can live independently in a wheelchair, we are talking about a few months. When something terrible like this happens, the only thing I can do is look on the bright side and focus on the things I can still do. One of them is to film, I can still film. I have an idea of a project I want to do this summer here in Iceland, if this works out the way I want it to, then it will be something Iceland has never seen before. A good thing about the accident,(maybe the only good thing.) is that I have all the time in the world for projects. Endless time is going to be a strong weapon in my future filmmaking.
Last but not least, I want to thank everyone for all the great support through these hard times, it has been overwhelming and I greatly appreciate it.