The Team


Anton Máni Svansson


Anton Máni studied psychology, philosophy, and screen-writing at the University of Iceland. In 2004 he started working as an independent co-writer and production manager for short films and music videos, which built up to the establishment that is Join Motion Pictures. Since founding JMP in 2007, he has focused on building strong collaborations with upcoming writer/directors, worked as a part-time teacher at the Icelandic Film School and been a board member of the Icelandic Filmmakers Association as well as the Icelandic Film & TV Academy. His productions have won over 130 awards and premiered at A-list festivals around the world, including Cannes, Venice, Locarno, and Toronto. He was selected for the EAVE European Producers Workshop in 2014, and in 2017 he shared a Lorens Award for Best Producer in Göteborg Film Festival for Guðmundson's debut feature HEARTSTONE. The same year he was also selected for EFP Producers on the Move in the 70th Cannes Film Festival with Pálmason's second feature, A WHITE, WHITE DAY.

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Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Co-Owner/ Director/Executive Producer

Gudmundur Arnar  graduated from the Icelandic Art Academy in Fine Art.  After graduation he moved to Denmark and studied screenwriting. His short films and feature debut have been selected for more than 200 festivals and have won over 100 international awards. Among these accolades are Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and a nomination for the European Film Awards. Gudmundsson developed and wrote his feature film HEARTSTONE during a Cannes Cinéfondation Residency.

Sunna Guðnadóttir

Production Manager

Sunna graduated with a Master in Cultural Management from Bifröst University and got a diploma in film production from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles in 2018.  Sunna co-founded Icelandic Cinema Online (ICO) in 2009, an independent VoD platform, the first of its kind in Iceland. Sunna is a co-founder of Korka, a social network dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs in Iceland. Members currently count over 3000. Sunna is also one of the founding members of Cultura Cura - The Icelandic Association of Arts & Cultural Managers.  2013-2014 she served as the chairman of the board.  From 2014-2017 Sunna worked as a Project Manager for the Department of Culture and Tourism at the City of Reykjavik,.