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Backyard

Backyard
Director: Árni Sveinsson

Islandija, documentary, 2010, 70 min
For a long time a guy named Arni Runar had the idea of gathering a few bands together in his backyard to do some live recording. Finally, his idea evolved into this film. He filled his little shack with equipment and prayed for good weather. He invited all of his neighbours and made them pizza, cupcakes and pancakes. Many of the most exciting Icelandic musicians of their generation showed up to play, giving us a unique look at the diverse music scene of Reykjavik in the summer of 2009.
 
Awards:
 
2010 – Audience award at the Skjaldborg Documentary Film Festival (Iceland).
 
About the director:
 
Icelandic filmmaker Arni Sveinsson, who was born in 1976 in Reykjavik, has worked in film and television for the past 12 years both in his native Iceland and in the United States. Sveinsson’s first film “In the Shoes of the Dragon” (Í skóm drekans, 2002), won the Icelandic Academy Award for the Best Documentary. He has also been active in creating a variety of television series, short films, music videos, and visual installations for the theatre.
Section: Music Moves the World

Screenplay: Árni Sveinsson, Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson

Dir. of Photography: Árni Sveinsson, Guðlaugur Arnar Sigurðsson, Jón Tómas Einarsson, Ryan Parteka, Þórgnýr Thoroddsen, Friðrik Elís Ásmundsson, Árni Vilhjálmsson Sound design: Kristinn Sturluson and Andri Björn Úlfarsson

Music: Árni Rúnar Hlödversson, Múm, Hjaltalín, FM Belfast, Retro Stefson, Sin Fang Bous, Borko, Reykjavík!