Resume

Karl graduated from London International Film School and then worked freelance in Iceland shooting feature films and commercials.
Three years later he set up Frost Films in Reykjavik. In 1991 he won the Best Photography Award at the Nordic Commercial Film Festival and then went on to carve out a reputation in the Scandinavian market, shooting commercials and music videos.
In 1996 Karl joined Wizzo & Co's DOP roster and quickly established himself as one of London's most sought after Cinematographers.

Nationality: Icelandic
Languages: English, Danish and Icelandic

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Awards

British Arrows Craft Award Nomination 2015
For Arla Skyr "The Messenger" directed by Dougal Wilson

British Arrows Craft Award Nomination 2014
for Buchanan's Whiskey "The Master" directed by Nadav Kandar

The Los Angeles Movie Awards 2012 – Best Cinematography
for “Sailcloth” directed by Elfar Adalsteins.

Rhode Island International Film Festival 2011
The Grand jury prize for the Best Short “Sailcloth”
directed by Elfar Adalsteins, starring John Hurt.

Cannes Lions 2011 Winners
Bronze - Special Olympics “Encourage Omar” directed by Johnny Green through Gorgeous.

BTAA 2011 Winners
Silver - Charity: Special Olympics “Encourage Omar” directed by Johnny Green through Gorgeous.

2010 Czech Lion Film Awards
Winner Czech Lion for Best Cinematography for “3 Seasons in Hell” directed by Tomas Masin.

2010 Icelandic Edda Awards . Nominated in the Best Cinematography category for “3 Seasons in Hell”

D&AD Awards / Winner / Yellow Pencil.
“The State of Russia” directed by Jörn Threlfall.

2005 Icelandic Edda Awards. Nominated in the Best
Cinematography category for Lazy Town, created by Magnus Scheving.

BTAA 2001 Winners
Gold - Cars: Skoda “Motorshow” directed by Frerik Bond through Harry Nash.

BTAA 2001 Winners
Silver - Food: Heinz “Pizza” directed by Chris Dada through Academy Films.

Cannes Lions 2000 Winners
Bronze - Independent “Anthem” directed by Jan Gleie.

2000 Midsummer Awards - Gold
Independent “Anthem” directed by Jan Gleie.

1997 Creative Circle, Shortlist, Best Ad, “Aarhus News”

1996 Mobius Awards, Oustanding Creativity “Aarhus News”

 

Features

 2014 Noah
(Director of Photography - Iceland)
Dir: Darren Aronofsky
Prod: Scott Franklin
Paramount
 2009  3 Seasons in Hell      Dir: Tomas Masin
Prod: Monika Kristlova 
Dawson Productions
Studio Babelsberg
Trigon Productions

Short films

2017 Arnbjörn

Dir: Eyþór Jóvinsson
Prod: Gláma Productions

2013 "800" A Viking Tale Dir: Bjorn B. Bjornsson
Prod: Ragnar Agnarsson
Saga Films
2011  Sailcloth Dir: Elfar Adalsteins
Prod: Elfar Adalsteins 
Berserk Films 
2002  Muffin Dir: Eden Diebel
Prod: Polly du Plessis 

Television

2003 Lazy Town 

Dir: Magnus Scheving
Prod: Nickelodeon (USA)
Lazy Town Prod. (Iceland)

 

Selected Commercial Credits 2012-2016

Doritos Biscuit Films LA Isaiah Seret
Renault Crossover Wanda Paris Xavier Mairesse
Nordic Bet Giants & Toys Robert Nylund
Malibu Uitchiscratch Fredrik Callingard
Bacon Stockholm C More Tomas Jonsgärden
Nexus London Google Android Conor Finnegan
Chevrolet Cruze Boomtown Eden Diebel
Arla Skyr Blink Dougal Wilson
Sony Xperia HLA Simon Ratigan
Specsavers HLA Simon Ratigan
Icelandair Pegasus Runar Ingi
Slater and Gordon Partizan Toby Macdonald
Nivea Partizan Toby Macdonald
MacMillan Smuggler Jaron Albertin
Ford Mirrors Radical Media UK Bruce Hunt
Malyutka Partizan Toby Macdonald
Littlewoods Soft Target Howard Greenhalgh
Save The Children HLA Simon Ratigan
Pantene Believe Sara Marandi
Party Poker Tony Petersen Films Martin Aamund
L'Oreal Doutzen Kroes Quad Productions Sara Marandi
Schwarzkopf Tempomedia Bergato & Bertie
Buchanan's Whiskey Chelsea Pictures Nadav Kander
RBS Madam Pat Holden
O2 HLA Simon Ratigan
Mederma Believe Media  Marandi /Heath

Selected Commercial Credits 2011

Optum Smuggler USA Guard Brothers
Pantene Forward International Tryan George
Johnnie Walker Hotspur & Argyle Martin Aamund
Marks & Spencer Partizan Toby Macdonald
Amex Smuggler USA Guard Brothers
Philips Sonicare Partizan Toby Macdonald
Aritzia Company Marandi / Heath
Coors HSI London HSI London
Evian Caviar Bram van Riet
Veet Home Sue Worthy

Selected Commercial Credits 2010

Special Olympics Gorgeous Johnny Green
Guinness Partizan Matthias Hoene
Oral B Partizan Toby Macdonald
Roc Company Marandi / Heath
Lee Jeans Smuggler Jaron Albertin

Selected Commercial Credits 2009

EDB Bahrain Partizan Toby Macdonald
Tresemme Company Marandi / Heath
Schwarzkopf Tempomedia Marandi / Heath
Exon Rogue Nicholas Barker
Kozel Beer Crossroads Samuel & Gunnar
L’Oreal - Doutzen Kroes Bandits Marandi / Heath
L’Oreal - Andie McDowell Bandits Marandi / Heath
Morrisons Outsider Jörn Threlfall
Tropicana HLA Simon Ratigan
Phileas Fogg Partizan Toby Macdonald

Selected Commercial Credits 2008/2007/2006

Ikea Outsider James Rouse
Schwarzkopf Tempomedia Sara Marandi
Royal Bank of Scotland Hungry Man Paul Gay
Boots Gorgeous Vince Squibb
L’Oreal - Penelope Cruz Premiere Heure Marin Arnaldo
Vodafone HLA Simon Ratigan
Anchor Butter HLA Simon Ratigan
Issey Miyake Radical Media Marcus Tomlinson
Hugo Boss Premier Heure Howard Greenhalgh
Look Magazine Joy @ RSA Mehdi Norowzian
ABN Amro Bonkers Werner Damen
Pnatene USA Short Films Stephen Mead
Tesco Outsider Jörn Threlfall
Braun Radical Media Marcus Tomlinson
M&S Credit Card Paul Weiland Film Co. Toby Macdonald
Club Internet The Sweet Shop Steve Ayson
More 4 - Russia 4 Creative Jörn Threlfall
Pantene UK Home Howard Greenhalgh

Selected Commercial Credits 2005/2004/2003

O2 Home Howard Greenhalgh
BT Paul Weiland Film Co. Toby Macdonald
Orange Knucklehead Joe Roman
Boots Academy Chris Dada
Epson Godman Barney Cokeliss
BMW Radical Media Marcus Tomlinson
We Clothing Co. Paul Weiland Film Co. Toby Macdonald
Dove Chocolate Great Guns Eden Diebel
Scholl Rose Hackney Barber Katie Bell
O2 Rose Hackney Barber Joe Roman
Pantene UK Rose Hackney Barber Joe Roman
Lux - Rachel Weisz Academy Stephen Mead
Schwartzkopf Exposure Films Matthew Rolston
McCains Paul Weiland Film Co. Toby Macdonald
McDonald’s Academy Chris Dada
GM Car - Stalker Gorgeous Peter Thwaites
Which Joy Films Albert
Kodagolian Kwiksave Academy Chris Dada
Hewlett Packard Radical Media Lenard Dorfman
Norwich Union RSA Mark Nunneley
Head & Shoulders Rose Hackney Barber Katie Bell
OXO RSA Mark Nunneley

Selected Commercial Credits 2002/2001/2000

VW Polo Radical Media Lenard Dorfman
Guinness Toytown Steve Green
Neutrogena Academy Stephen Mead
L’Oreal Academy Stephen Mead
Pantene UK Academy Stephen Mead
BLU Telecoms Great Guns Luke Forsyth
Aristoc Gorgeous Peter Thwaites
Volvo Cowboy Films Nick Lewin
AA Academy Chris Dada
Polo Sweets Tomboy Fatima
Mercedes Great Guns Eden Diebel
Toyota Great Guns Eden Diebel
Orange Great Guns Eden Diebel
NHL Villains USA Larry Frey
Nivea Rose Hackney Barber Joe Roman
Skoda Harry Nash Fredrik Bond
Heinz Salad Cream Academy Chris Dada
The Independent Pink Films UK Jan Gleie

Selected Promos

Hurts “Stay” Pulse David Ma
Westlife “What about now” Partizan Philip Andelman
Sigur Ros “Sæglópur” Truenorth Sigur Ros
A-Ha “Analogue” Bikini Howard Greenhalgh
Björk “Oceania” Colonel Blimp Lynn Fox
DAD “You won’t change” DAD Prod. Torleif Hoppe
Sugarcubes “Motorcrash” Frost Film Óskar Jónasson