OnTrack films

S E N I O R   C I T I Z E N S  

TRAILER

Genre:  Documentary, 25 min 2009

Director:  Lydur Arnason & Joakim Reynisson

Seniors:  Arni Jonsson & Thordur Jonsson

Editor:  Iris Sveinsdottir  

Story:

Two senior citizens watch much younger men get rich in no time through business and traveling.  So they take one of their own dreams back to light and  travel to China to try their luck.  In China they meet their contact, a member of the communist party but also a key man in the leather industry.    Together the seniors teach the workers to remake their design and set it up for a mass production.  But soon they realize that expectations and reality are not the same thing.  

 

The film was shown at the Skjaldborg film festival and Short & Docs film festival in Reykjavik 2009. 

 

POSTER SENIOR CITIZENS

T H E   I C E M A N  

Genre:  Documentary 55 min, released 2007 and shown in the icelandic state TV, RUV

Director:  Joakim Hlynur Reynisson & Lydur Arnason

Supervision:  Reynir Traustason

Story:

The iceman was a captain on the biggest fishing trawler in Iceland when it coasted and he was brought to trial but acquitted after several years.   Then he went to east Greenland and disappeared into the wilderness.  When he was caught on MTV after killing a shark with his bare hands we took a ride to Greenland to try to find out what kind of a man he really was.

POSTER ICEMAN
A TRUE LIFE
S H A D O W   C H I L D R E N  

Genre:  Documentary 25 min, released 2006 and shown in the Short & Docs film festival in Reykjavik and icelandic state TV, RUV 

Director:   Lydur Arnason & Joakim Hlynur Reynisson  

Supervision:  Reynir Traustason & Thorhallur Gunnarsson 

Editor:  Iris Sveinsdottir

Story:

A known icelandic journalist visits the underground in Reykjavik and follows three drug addicts and experiences how easy it is to buy drugs in Amsterdam and smuggle it to Reykjavik.   He admits himself to the police and is held in custody and this turns to a highlight in the media.  Finally he wrote a book about his trip. 

 

The film was awarded as the best documentary in Iceland in 2006

TRAILER
POSTER SHADOW CHILDREN
THE COUNT OF NORDUREYRI  

Genre:  Documentary 20 min, 2003

Director:  Lydur Arnason

Supervision:  Sigurdur Olafsson

 

Story:

The count of Nordureyri lives in a fishing village in the nortwest part of Iceland and is still fishing 80 years old.  He tells about his life, his independence and the big difference in quality through his lifetime.  The count takes the film crew on a fishing tour in his little boat and shows how to fish lumpfish, smoke it and eat it. 

 

The film was shown at the Skjaldborg film festival in 2003 and choosen the best by the audience.

TRAILER
POSTER THE COUNT OF NORDUREYRI