Acclaimed Icelandic Director Working On 'Metalhead' Film

Following the success of "Bjarnfredarson", which won all the major awards at the Icelandic Film Awards in 2010 and became one of the biggest-grossing films in Icelandic history, internationally awarded director Ragnar Bragason, one of Iceland's most popular and critically acclaimed filmmakers of the younger generation, returns with a new story titled "Metalhead".

Film synopsis: "It's the year 1970 and as BLACK SABBATH record their first album and mark the birth of heavy metal, Hera Karlsdottir is born on the cowshed floor at her parents farm in rural Iceland. The years of her youth are carefree until a tragedy strikes. Her older brother is killed in a accident and Hera blames herself for his death. In her grieve she finds solace in the dark music of heavy metal and dreams of becoming a rock star."

The cast includes Ingvar E. Sigurðsson ("Jar City", "Reykjavik-Rotterdam"), Halldora Geirharðsdóttir ("Harpoon: Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre") plus newcomer Helga Thorbjorg Dýrfjörð in the leading role. Production starts next month with the premiere slated for fall 2013.

The producers Mystery Island are seeking music from the era 1970-1992 to include in the film. Interested labels or artists can contact [email protected]

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