The theatrical trailer is online

Finally we can showcase our theatrical trailer for HEILD. HEILD – Theatrical Trailer from Petur K. Gudmundsson on Vimeo. The film it self is ready as well and we are in talks with distribution companies for cinema release. We are hoping that we can release it in the middle of this...

HEILD Is Ready.

I have completed Iceland´s first full-feature, non-narrative film. It has taken over three hard years to make. 2.5 years out shooting in Iceland, and 1.5 years of editing and post-production. This is by far the biggest project TPS has ever produced. The film has a whopping length of 70 minutes and was set out to present Iceland in a way it has never been presented before, using many elements of higher-end cinematography. This goal has been accomplished by shooting in known- and more remote locations around the whole island, using motion-controlled time-lapse, super slow-motion, aerial material along with many other techniques… this + a very time-consuming editorial work has taken three years, around 50.000 km and an extremely low budget of about 65.000$(estimated) due to myself doing most of the work. And now finally.. we will premiere, as of now most likely in Háskólabíó or Smárabíó, Rvk, Iceland. Right Now we are attending meetings with various cinemas, + other firms and organizations who might be interested in and benefit from this project, as it is perfect for Icelandic tourism exploitation, presenting Iceland in this non-verbal way, allowing humanity as a whole to experience and feel the power of this magnificent country. The new Theatrical Trailer along with a HEILD premiere date will be here and everywhere online, very shortly. For now I am retired. Thank you all, the journey has been great. Petur K....
Co-Operations

Co-Operations

Many TPS emails and meetings have taken place in the last month. These are the beginnings of hopefully great and beneficial co-operations. I.e we are going to work with Gogoyoko (An Icelandic music distribution company). The co-op with them is starting now in spring, where we want to create an ultimate usb stick featuring iceland, both audio, interviews with Icelandic artists as well as visuals from us here at TPS. This service will mainly be for tourists but also for Icelanders. Currently in pre-production of a German music video that will be shot in mid april. I was hired as the DOP. This production is in the hands of No Rational Product situated in Hamburg Germany. My non-narrative project HEILD is also progressing. Latest co-op here is with an artist called ProfessorKliq. He will most likely be scoring and creating some of the film´s atmospheric ambience sounds. Already I have sequences mixed with his older audio work, and it looks excellent to say the least. Sequences that reach almost an hour(some roughly edited and some polished) are now on my main timeline in this enormous project. Of course still much work...

HEILD, The Production

I received an email from my producer in the USA, Barbro Rakos.. She is working with various publishing firms and companies from around the world, I´ll let the letter talk for itself.   YAY!!!!!!!! This is great news!!!   So I guess I need to follow up pretty much right away. I’m on this.   This is getting official now. Speaking of contracts, I should probably write one up between us, just so we are both friends by the end of all this. I’ll draft something short and sweet, and send it to you.   OK, more about me & the blogs… there was an Iceland travel blog interested in you awhile back (tinyiceland.com) and they have contacted me for follow up. I just heard from them today, in fact. Not sure what their publication plan is yet.   Another mobile art blog (wearejuxt.com) contacted me for an interview about my involvement in this project. That will take place sometime in March.   Also, we still have a place in Instagramers.com heart. They want to report on your progress as soon as I have some news for them.   You also still have new fans in Switzerland…   …and I haven’t even really been working that hard on anything. That’s how crazy awesome this is.   I am taking some time off work to heal up from some health issues. Nothing horrible, I just had a couple of freak injuries, and need some time to recover. It’s made me rethink a lot of things. To pass the time, I’m in a filmmaking class with Linas Phillips.   …oh, and...

2013

Hey, merry christmas, Happy new year and all that!!,2013 is here. The long blog-silence is because editing a film takes insane amount of work, but at the same time maybe not that storytelling worthy. It´s going great though, the intro is almost ready(after about two months of CGI learning and animating) and the film itself is maybe around 70% rough-cutted. Still much work to be done. My American Producer, Barbro Rakos tells me that there is some growing interest for this film in the west. Rumor has it there will be some big blogs featuring my project HEILD. Also there will be a digital convention of some sort in Washington, where material from Iceland will be premiered and shown multiply times, they contacted an Icelander out in the USA, which then contacted me after viewing some of my recent work. Could be interesting to premiere a sequence from HEILD at these events. Regarding sound scores for the film, I have a few composers and musicians right here in Reykjavik, Friðjón Jónsson is one of them, and he already started working on this project. other local artists which will also manage some scoring for the visuals, but then I´m also planing other material from abroad. Well, lets get back to work….ps:this post is written at 5:02AM...
Editing, shooting, shooting more and editing.

Editing, shooting, shooting more and editing.

Still editing HEILD but I also now have a deadline on a 10min music video for Fjallabraedur choir. They´ve recorded 10% of the population of Iceland singing in their newest song called “Þjóðlagið” or Nation-song. I´ll have it ready in late november. The whole project(visuals and song) will be premiered in Kastljós in its full length +  a interview with Halldor Gunnar, the brain behind the project. Then a little later in december a documentary, behind the making of the whole project will premiere in Ruv, the national tv station in Iceland. The documentary is directed by Johannes Kr. Kristjansson(Kompás, stöð 2, etc.)     Although I planned this fall to be calm and quiet, there has a lot been going on, I shot a whole sequence for HEILD in one day on my new baby the Sony nex-Fs700 in Lakagigar, east Iceland. Also gathered some autumn footage in a 3 day solo-trip to Þingvellir National park. + finished shooting the night sky and northen lights shots, came home from there with two shots involving billion stars, our galaxy the Milky way, crazy, all directional clouds and glowing northen lights..   My newest trip and also the biggest was with my mates from Arctic Surfers, Ingo Olsen, Steinar Lár and Erlendur Þór. Ingo and Steinar were the guides, I was the filmmaker and Elli did photography. What did we do?.. we spent 6 days with a few of the worlds best female surfers. Shooting them from airplanes, cars and other gear. They were super fun and their style on the surfboard was jaw-dropping to say the least. I kind...