After working as an actress in theaters in her native Iceland, and as a street mime in Paris, Erla Skuladottir went on to produce and direct a documentary series about Children's Diseases for the Icelandic Television Broadcasting Station. It was featured at the George Pompidou Center in Paris and won Best Documentary of the Year as one of the best Scandinavian documentaries.
She graduated from New York University's Graduate Film Program at Tisch School of the Arts in 2002, majoring in Directing. She has directed, written, shot, and edited over 10 shorts, both narrative and documentary films. Her documentary short film, "Master and Servant" has gone to film festivals such as Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival and Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in France. She won the Director's Guild of America Award for Best Female Student Filmmaker 2004 and was nominated for the same award in 1997. She received the Nestor Almendros Award in Cinematography 2002 for her work as the cinematographer of the short film, "Lion Tamer".
Her most resent short film, "Bjargvættur" ("Savior") has been selected to over 50 film festivals around the world. It has won 24 awards, and was a finalist for the Academy Awards 2005. In March 2005, "Bjargvættur" ("Savior") was awarded the Golden Eagle Award, Special Jury Award and the Excellence in Filmmaking Award from the prestigious Cine Foundation in Washington DC for Best Short Film 2004.
Currently Erla is writing a feature in New York, to be filmed in the United States and Iceland in 2007.
BRIAN RIGNEY HUBBARD
Brian Rigney Hubbard's experience as a Director of Photography extends through feature, commercial and documentary work. He has just finished a feature entitle Marconi Bros., starring Brandon Sexton, Dan Fogler and Jon Polito. Soon to be released is his project, Bad Meat, directed by Scott Dikkers, founder of "the Onion", starring Chevy Chase. Mr. Hubbard is currently represented by the Gersh Agency for feature and commercial work.
Brian Rigney is a graduate of the New York University Graduate Film Program. While there he received honorable mention in cinematography. He has also been awarded Best Cinematography at the Semana del Cine Festival 2000 (juried by Pedro Almodovar) Elektrozine 2000 Festival and First Run Film Festival 2004 and he was nominated for the 2004 Heritage Award given by the American Society of Cinematographers in memory of Conrad Hall. His clients include the @radical, the Sundance Channel, HBO and candidates from the Democratic Party for congress. Brian Rigney Hubbard's narrative work has screened at many festivals, such as Cannes, Sundance, Telluride, Toronto, IFFM New York, New York International, DoubleTake and Berlin to name a few.
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