Ziegler & Sigurðardóttir is a production company creating
documentary shorts & features.

We are currently releasing a feature documentary about Vopnafjörður,
an isolated fishing village in Iceland.

690 Vopnafjörður • Feature Documentary • October 2017


In the middle of nowhere where most could not even imagine living, the 645 villagers of Vopnafjörður can't think of a better place to call home. Where single individuals carry the responsibility of ensuring and defining the community's future, the fear of depopulation leaves no one free from the pressure of protecting the existence of their little village.

Through testimonies of everyday experiences, the people of Vopnafjörður share with sincerity how its identity is profoundly linked to the fjord. 690 Vopnafjörður explores the communal tensions that push people to stay or leave a place like Vopnafjörður.

Director´s Statement

Iceland is changing fast. My stories are about people, situations and places that remain closer to the old Iceland and are still in the transition into a new reality.

I like small stories and the daily, mundane things people do are my source of inspiration. I believe we are what we do, hence, through people’s daily activity we can really explore who we are. Film is a way to observe the things we perceive as normal and portray the absurdity and subtle drama inherited in daily situations. Scenes of the everyday have a strong theatrical element and are often both humorous and filled with sadness. Small stories need patience, and in the silence is where we find the biggest enlightenment.

Film Information

Running time: 59 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Original Format: Digital
Screening Format: DCP/ProRes Master
Language: Icelandic
Subtitles: English

Release: October 2017
Production company: Ziegler & Sigurðardóttir
Producer: Karna Sigurðardóttir

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Z&S was established by Sebastian Ziegler and Karna Sigurðardóttir in 2009 and along with the feature about Vopnafjörður it has primarily been focused on creating short documentaries and artist profiles. Past projects include a fashion documentary about Helen Rödel shot in Sao Paulo, Brazil that premiered at Berlin Fashion Film Festival (2013) and a documentary about designer Max Lamb working in East Iceland (2014) which was a part of the winning project of the Icelandic Design Award in 2014.

Z&S was also in charge of cinematography for a feature length documentary about the International Space Orchestra directed by Nelly Ben-Hayoun shot in NASA Ames, California and premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam (2013) and cinematography and audio recording for No Idiots Allowed, a feature documentary about a heavy metal festival in Iceland.

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Sebastian Ziegler
+354 786 8560

Karna Sigurðardóttir
+354 866 6977

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