Mikael Torfason

Best-selling author of eight books, ten plays, two mini-series and a Netflix Original.

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Film & TV

BLACKPORT

Grand Prix winner at Series Mania 2021. Best original mini-series. Written and created by Mikael Torfason, Gisli Orn Gardarson & Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson

Vesturport, RÚV, Arte France, Turbine Studios.

MADE IN ICELAND

Original title: Gemsar

Written and directed by Mikael Torfason

NOMINATIONS:

- Best Picture & Best Cinematography at

  The Gothenburg Film Festival

- Best Picture at The Berlin Digital Film

   Festival

- Best Picture at The Sao Paulo

   International Film Festival 

THE VALHALLA MURDERS

A Netflix original series written by Mikael Torfason, Margret Ornolfsdottir, Otto Geir Borg and Ottar M. Nordjord. 

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Police profiler Arnar teams up with detective Kata to solve Iceland's first serial killer case. The murders don't seem to have much in common until the investigative duo connect them to an abandoned  boys' home named Valhalla, where horrendous crimse occurred 35 years earlier. 

FALSKUR FUGL

Based on Torfason's first novel, Falskur Fugl (Ferox in English), and directed by Thor Omar Jonsson. The film received 5 nomination at the Edda Film Awards in Iceland. 

AGNES JOY

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Based on Torfason's original script, directed by Silja Hauksdottir. Won best film at the Icelandic Edda Awards and Iceland's and Iceland's entry for the Best international Feature film at the 93d Academy Awards. 

REPRESENTATION

RTA - Revolutionary Talent Agency

Solmsstrasse 52 - 10961 Berlin / Germany

Tel. +49 (0) 30 - 440 17 341

Fax +49 (0) 30 - 440 17 930

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Theatre

Nominated for BEST PLAY at the Icelandic Grima Theatre Awards. 

PINOT NOIR

THE PERFECT MAN

Monologues by Mikael Torfason

Torfason's latest monologue is Pinot Noir, written for Ganymed in the Kunsthistorische Museum In Vienna. 

The Perfect Man was a one man show performed in the City Theatre in Reykjavik.

 

"Torfason's text is solid and to the point... no clichés here... and sometimes way to convincing..."

DV Newspaper 

"Hits straight home!"

Morgunbladid Newspaper

HARMSAGA

HARM / SAGA

written by Mikael Torfason

“Mikael Torfason's two-character drama, based on an actual murder case, makes August Strindberg's gruelling "Dance of Death" seem polite. It's like an indie film update of Strindberg, with the twisted psychological games driven to explosive heights by explicit footage of an affair (hers) and animalistic roars and self-flagellation (his).”

The Washington Post

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THE ODYSSEY

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DIE EDDA

Mikael Torfason successful collaboration with director Thorleifur Orn Arnarsson has given birth to seven plays. They've received numerous prizes for their work in theatres in Iceland, Germany, Austria and Norway.

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NJÁLA

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GOD BLESS ICELAND

ENEMY OF THE DUCK

MAZE OF KNOWLEDGE

LET'S TALK ABOUT FAUST

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THE ODYSSEY

 

About Mikael Torfason

Mikael Torfason was born and raised in Reykjavik. He has written eight novels, ten plays, two mini-series, a Netflix Original and three feature films. Torfason has also had an extensive career as a journalist, and was Editor-in-Chief of the biggest newspaper in Iceland. In 2002 he wrote and directed his first feature film, Made in Iceland (Gemsar). The film was a critical success, and was nominated as bes film in Scandinavia. In 2013 his first book, Falskur Fugl, was made into a movie titled Ferox. 

 

Valhalla Murders (Netflix, 2020) was Torfason’s first TV series, and his second series, Blackport (Arté France, Turbina Studios, 2021), won the Grand Prize at Series Mania 2021. Both series are 8-episode mini-series.

 

Torfason’s novels have been translated into German, Danish, Finish, Swedish, and Lithuanian. His fourth novel, Samuel (2002), was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize, and his third novel, The World Dumbest Father (2000), was nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize in Scandinavia, and short listed for the DV Literature Prize.

 

In recent years Torfason has written extensively for theater in Europe. His works include Die Odyssey (Volksbühne, Berlin) and Die Edda (Burgtheater, Vienna), which won the prestigious Deutscher Faust Prize in 2018. Other works include plays for The National Theater in Iceland and Norway, which have won numerous prizes.

 

Mikael Torfason lives in Berlin. He has five children and is currently focusing on writing for film and television.

 
 

REPRESENTATION

Sebastian DiBona

RTA - Revolutionary Talent Agency

Solmsstrasse 52 - 10961 Berlin  Germany

Tel. +49 (0) 30 - 440 17 341

Fax +49 (0) 30 - 440 17 930

info(at)rtagency.com

http://www.rtagency.com

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