Whale Valley


WHALE VALLEY is a multi-awarded Danish/Icelandic short film, written & directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson. The direction of photography is by Gunnar Auðunn Jóhannsson. For the full credits click here.

The film shows a strong bond between two brothers who live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey marking a turning point in the brothers’ lives.


Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1982. He has a Fine Arts Degree from the Icelandic Art Academy and studied screenwriting in Denmark. He now works as a filmmaker and a part time teacher in screenwriting, directing and video art. His debut feature film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) which was released last December, received over 50 international awards and over 200 nominations. WHALE VALLEY has also won a Special Mention at Festival de Cannes 2013, a Special Mention at the 2013 Chicago International Film Festival, Best European Short Film at the 2013 Ghent International Film Festival, Special European Jury Prize at the 2013 Brest European Short Film Festival, Best Live Action Short at the 2013 Warsaw International Film Festival, Golden Starfish Award at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, Best Icelandic Short at the 2013 Reykjavik International Film Festival, a Special Jury Prize at the 2014 RiverRun International Film Festival and Short Film of the Year at the 2014 Edda Awards.

You can read more about Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson here.

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