Gardar Thor Thorkelsson wins 2020 HIJACK Visionary Film Maker Award

Huge congratulations to Director Gardar Thor Thorkelsson and his team for picking up the 2020 HIJACK Visionary Film Maker Award at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival for “Thinking About the Weather”.

This year the UK festival was held online, which has provided the opportunity for the films to be shared all across the world. “Thinking about the Weather” faced some truly tough competition, but nevertheless it came out as the unanimous winner from the whole judging panel.

Desperate to resolve his anxieties about the looming climate apocalypse, the filmmaker embarks on an odyssey that takes him to places that will be submerged by the sea. Thorkelsson uses music and narration to inject a sense of urgency and humour into this very serious topic.

As always the prize is a Post-Production package of colour grading, audio, online and deliverables for the Director’s next film, with automatic selection for next year’s festival.

We look forward to meeting Gardar and getting to work on the next exciting project!