BIO

TORFINNUR JÁKUPSSON is a Faroese screenwriter and executive producer, based in the Faroe Islands as well as Copenhagen. He is represented by Scandinavian boutique agency, Albatros Agency, working closely with the world-renowned ICM Partners. Torfinnur is the creator and head writer of the first ever Faroese TV drama series, the crime drama “TROM.” The series is produced by REinvent Studios for Viaplay and ZDF/Arte, among others, and is based on the best-selling crime novels by Jógvan Isaksen, set in the heart of the North Atlantic Ocean.


Torfinnur has a diverse background in journalism, film, television, music and the online environment. After working in “the City” in London, Torfinnur decided to change industry from the world of news and finance to film. Over the past decade, he has refined his skills in a wide range of roles – spanning feature films, shorts, documentaries, series and music videos. In his work, Torfinnur has a preference for distinctive genre-blending stories. His recent projects, including his work as an editor and sound designer, have won several awards and nominations at a wide range of international film and TV festivals and network events. Other major projects currently in development include the political crime series "TINGANES,” eco-crime thriller series "ANGST," as well as his first feature film "LÝ," a Nordic take on the neo-western.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2015 - present (selected works)

Writer/Creator:
TROM (pre-production) / TV series

ANGST (in development) / TV series

TINGANES (in development) / TV series

LÝ (in development) / Feature film
Enter The Kitchen (in development) / TV & web series
ORKA: The Road To Rennes (2015) / Feature documentary


Co-writer:

Trøllabeiggi / Brother Troll (2019) / Short film

Myndamálarin / The Figurative Painter (2017) / Short film

Director:
ORKA: The Road To Rennes (2015) / Feature documentary

Producer:
ORKA: The Road To Rennes (2015) / Feature documentary

Executive Producer:
TROM (pre-production) / TV series
Offline (2017) / Short film

Sales:
TROM (pre-production) / TV series
The Ocean (2018) / Documentary series

Editing:
Omman (2018) / Short film
All The Best People Are Mad (2016) / Short documentary
ORKA: The Road To Rennes (2015) / Feature documentary

Sound design:
Town of Strangers (2018) / Feature documentary
Omman (2018) / Short film
The Figurative Painter (2017) / Short film
All The Best People Are Mad (2016) / Short documentary
Our Right To Choose (2016) / Short documentary 
M'athair (2016) / Short documentary
ORKA: The Road To Rennes (2015) / Feature documentary

Color grading:
All The Best People Are Mad (2016) / Short documentary
Our Right To Choose (2016) / Short documentary 
M'athair (2016) / Short documentary
ORKA: The Road To Rennes (2015) / Feature documentary

Soundtrack:
Without Hope (2017) / Short film
ORKA: The Road To Rennes (2015) / Feature documentary

Subtitling:
The Ocean (2018) / Documentary series
Dreams By The Sea (2017) / Feature film
ORKA: The Road To Rennes (2015) / Feature documentary


Script translation:

Harpiks Resin (2019) / Feature film

Special thanks:
Dalur (2016) / Short film

Uncredited script reading, translation, editing, consulting:

Materia Prima (in development) / Feature film

Amerika (in development) / Feature film

Ode To Joy (in development) / Feature film

Love Acts (in development) / Feature film

 

CONTACT

Torfinnur is represented by Scandinavian boutique agency, Albatros Agency, working closely with ICM Partners. 


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