The way Hidebound is made reflects exactly this experimental way. The film was first shot on DV where after editing, the frames were printed out. During fairs and festivals in Reykjavík, members of the general public where offered to help in making of the film by tracing their own style on these print outs. Over 1.350 people actually contributed with traces and drawings that were scanned and used in the animation of the film. Backgrounds and other animation were created by a team of young artists in Reykjavik, lead by the directors/ creators of this project, Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson and Thorgnyr Thoroddsen. Hidebound is their first animated film.

About the film

  • Type
  • Length
    20 min.
  • Original Title
    Þröng sýn
  • International Title
  • Production Year
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Sound
  • Screening format and subtitles
    SP Betacam, the film is without dialogue

Company Credits


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    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Short Film of the Year