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About Us


Join Motion Pictures (JMP) is an independent boutique production company that produces director-driven feature films for cinema with high artistic quality and international appeal. It was established in Reykjavík, Iceland, in 2012 and is owned by director-producer Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson.


The company forges close working relationships with writer-director talents.

This thrive has resulted in over 230 awards for films sold worldwide, all with a noticeable presence in prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Telluride, San Sebastian and Locarno. Among other accolades received stand four nominations for the Nordic Council Film Prize and several nominations for the European Film Awards. Some of JMP’s recent productions have been chosen as Iceland’s contribution to the Oscars International Feature : A White, White Day, in 2020; Beautiful Beings, in 2022; and Godland, in 2023, which additionally was shortlisted.

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Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson


Guðmundur Arnar is an Icelandic director and producer. He was born in 1982 in Reykjavík and after graduating in visual art, he studied screenwriting in Denmark. During a Cannes Cinéfondation Residency, he developed and wrote his first feature, HEARTSTONE, which premiered at Venice Film Festival. His following feature BEAUTIFUL BEINGS, premiered in Berlinale 2022.

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