Interview with Director Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson (HOPE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Short Film played at the first ever EXPERIMENTAL/MUSIC VIDEO FEEDBACK Film Festival in July 2017.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson: Originally, this was supposed to be a so called “Presentation Film”, a project we had to finish on our 2nd semester in the Icelandic Film School to represent our own unique style as filmmakers, and Initially, what motivated me to make this film was the song “Hope” by the Icelandic music band “Major Pink”. Their song inspired me a lot. Also, for some strange reason, I was feeling quite feminine at this point in my life so I wanted to make a personal story about a lonely and bitter female character who manages to free herself from that self-made situation.

From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

I don’t remember exactly how…

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