Epic Fail
Epic Fail

Epic Fail

A timid soundman is forced to rely on the kindness of a perfect stranger to retrieve his stolen sound equipment.


Epic Fail is based on true events that happened in Reykjavik, Iceland not so long ago. It is a 14 minute short film about a guy that finds himself in extraordinary situations and has to take matters into his own hands and put his trust in strangers that under normal circumstances, he never would have met and for sure never talked to. But when people find themselves in a situation and have to ask strangers for help then interesting things happen and we see that we are not so different after all and we should not judge the book by its cover.

About the film

  • Type: Short Film
  • National Premiere Date: June 4, 2009, Kringlubíó
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Length: 13 min. 10 sec.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Epik Feil
  • International Title: Epic Fail
  • Production Year: 2009
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Epic Fail
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: RED
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Stereo



Company Credits


  • Brest European Short Film Festival, 2014
  • Interfilm Berlin, International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany,, 2012
  • International Filmfest Emden-Norderney, 2011
  • Tribeca Film Festival, 2010
  • Festroia Film Festival, 2010
  • Calgary International Film Festival, 2010
  • Scanorama European Film Forum, 2010
  • Reykjavik Shortfilm Festival, 2009 - Award: 2nd Place.
  • Nordisk Panorama, 2009 - Award: Nominated for Best Nordic Short.
  • CPH Shortfilm, 2009
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Award, 2009 - Award: Nominated for Short Film of the Year.

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