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Mikael Torfason

Best-selling author of eight books, ten plays, and a Netflix Series.

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Writer-director

 

Film & TV

MADE IN ICELAND

Original title: Gemsar

Written and directed by Mikael Torfason

“A handful of Reykjavik youths party hard and generally seek the meaning of life in the chaotic "Gemsar", a familiar portrait of rootless young people but with an interesting twist. Blurring the the line between fiction and reality, debuting writer-director Mikael Torfason also lets his actors speak about their real-life experiences and dreams for the future. Technically rogh pic (fitting its subject matter) could find festival berths.”

The Variety

NOMINATIONS:

Best Picture & Best Cinematography at The Gothenburg Film Festival

Best Picture at The Digital Film Festival in Berlin

Best Picture at The International Film Festival in Sao Paulo 

THE VALHALLA MURDERS

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

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

Based on Torfason's original script, re-written Gagga Jonsdottir, Johanna Saemundsdottir and Silja Hauksdottir (director). Won best film at the Icelandic Edda 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

info(at)rtagency.com

http://www.rtagency.com

 

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

THE ODYSSEY

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.

NJÁLA

GOD BLESS ICELAND

ENEMY OF THE DUCK

MAZE OF KNOWLEDGE

LET'S TALK ABOUT FAUST

THE ODYSSEY

 

REPRESENTATION

Schaefersphilippen

Meister-Gerhard-Strasse 11 / 50674 Köln / Germany

buero(at)schaefersphilippen.de

www.schaefersphilippen.de

About Mikael Torfason

Mikael Torfason is an Icelandic native who has written eight novels, ten plays, a Netflix original and three feature films. His books have been published around the world. He wrote and directed Made in Iceland, a feature film that travelled the world and was nominated to numerous prizes. Recently Torfason finished writing Valhalla Murders that airs on Netflix. In Iceland he has made radio documentaries, hosted his own TV Show, and was Editor-in-Chief of two of the three big newspapers. Today he lives in Vienna, and works as a writer-director. His plays have been performed in theatres across the contingent. Torfason's latests books are memoirs about his life in Iceland, and bestsellers in Iceland. They are available on Amazon in both German and English. 

 
 

Get in Touch

Sebastian DiBona

Torfason's Film & TV Agent

Marc Schafers & Tobias Philippen

Torfason's Theatre Agents

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

Schaefersphilippen

Meister-Gerhard-Strasse 11  50674 Köln / Germany

Tel. +49 (02 21) 6 77 72 17-0

Fax +49 (02 21) 6 77 72 17-9

buero(at)schaefersphilippen.de

www.schaefersphilippen.de

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