Styrmir Sigurðsson

Styrmir Sigurdsson

Hlemmavídeó – Comedy series


The main character, Siggi inherits a video store after his father spontaneously combusts. He gradually turns the store into a private detective business as well. The series star Pétur Jóhann, who had become very popular after the Night Shift / Day Shift series. A team of great writers and comedians came up with the concept, loosely based on Pétur’s own curiosity for the world around him. I jumped at the opportunity to direct despite the time pressure: The schedule called for shooting ten pages a day in over hundred locations total. The first episode aired while we were half way through shooting which meant that the few hours between shooting was spent mainly in post production. Nevertheless, such a joy to collaborate with everyone involved.

Client: Channel 2, Production company: Sagafilm

Camera: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, Árni Filipusson, Music by: Úlfur Eldjárn, Editors: Guðni Halldórsson, Hermann H. Hermannsson, Jakob Halldórsson, Sound recording and mix: Pétur Einarsson, Costumes: Rebekka Ingimundardóttir, Production Design: Linda Mjöll Stefánsdóttir, Make up: Helga Sjöfn Kjartansdóttir, Producers: Magnús Viðar Sigurðsson, Kjartan Þór Þórðarson, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Arnbjörg Hafliðadóttir, AD: Harpa Elísa Þórsdóttir, Writers: Sigurjón Kjartansson, Hugleikur Dagsson, María Reyndal, Ari Eldjárn and Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon.

Hlemmavídeó’s title sequence and theme music.