Maria, a competitive woman in her late 30's orders a Zelos clone under the pretense of getting some help around the house so she can spend more time with her family, but more importantly to compete with her flawless friend Ari. As the story unfolds Maria's double strength blurs her sight on the important things in life. She realizes that she's purchased an unbeatable rival.

About the film

  • Type: Short Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 29, 2015, Tjarnarbíó
  • International Premiere Date: June 19, 2015, Palm Springs International Shortfest
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Length: 15 min.
  • Language: English
  • Original Title: Zelos
  • International Title: Zelos
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Production Countries: Iceland, United States
  • IMDB: Zelos
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: No
  • Color: Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP



Company Credits


  • Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2015 - Award: First prize in sci-fi/fantasy category.
  • Reykjavík International Film Festival, 2015
  • Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2015
  • Montreal World Film Festival - Student Film Festival, 2015
  • Nordisk Panorama, 2015
  • Wiz-Art Festival, Ukraine, 2015
  • The Femmina International Film Festival, Norway, 2015
  • Trieste Science+Fiction, 2015
  • Napa Valley Film Festival, 2015

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