Top Icelandic Creatives Set Up Act 4 to Produce Premium Nordic Drama

A gaggle of outstanding Icelandic creatives, together with “True Detective” actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and “As Lengthy As We Dwell” producer Hörður Rúnarsson, have shaped a brand new manufacturing firm with a watch on making premium Nordic applications for a world viewers.

Act 4 lately accomplished a financing spherical backed by a global group of traders. The financing was accomplished in December in cooperation with the Reykjavík-based regulation agency LMG. Act 4 will current a brand new slate of initiatives to companions at upcoming business markets.

Along with Ólafsson and Rúnarsson, the opposite two co-founders of Act 4 are Jónas Margeir Ingólfsson and Birkir Blær Ingólfsson.

Ólafsson, an award-winning Icelandic-American actor, producer and screenwriter, has labored with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Ben Stiller and Scott Frank. His performing credit embrace “The Secret Lifetime of Walter Mitty,” “Incredible Beasts,” “True Detective,” “The BFG” and “The Minister,” for which he additionally served as an govt producer.

He’ll now develop and produce content material for Act 4 alongside his performing ventures.

Rúnarsson will function an govt producer and creator. The award-winning artistic and financing producer’s credit embrace “As Lengthy As We Dwell,” “Black Sands,” “Fractures” and “Peculiar Individuals.”

Elsewhere, Jónas Margeir Ingólfsson will function the corporate’s CEO. Previous to founding Act 4, he served as lawyer and advisor to a lot of Iceland’s largest movie and TV productions. Jónas Margeir Ingólfsson has additionally served because the creator-writer of “The Minister,” “Skinny Ice” and “Stella Blómkvist 2.”

Lastly, Birkir Blær Ingólfsson is an skilled author and creator for TV. His credit embrace “The Minister” and “Skinny Ice.” He was additionally awarded the Icelandic Youngsters’s Literature Award for his novel “Stormsker” in 2018. The manager will function head of growth at Act 4.

Ólafsson stated: “It’s a nice pleasure for us to announce the founding and financing of Act 4. The corporate will produce high quality content material for the worldwide market and our intention is to concentrate on high quality and professionalism. On a private observe I’m excited to have the ability to improve my working relationship with the various admirable artists I’ve met and labored with via the years.”

Jónas Margeir Ingólfsson added: “I’m ecstatic to announce the financing of Act 4. To have a global group of traders backing our crew is proof that the Icelandic movie business’s expertise and the Icelandic authorities’s 35% tax rebate has created an surroundings for progress and success in our sector.”

(Pictured, L-R: Birkir Blær Ingólfsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jónas Margeir Ingólfsson and Hörður Rúnarsson.)