Gudmundur is an awarded Icelandic director based in Denmark. After graduating from Icelandic Art Academy in Fine Art, he moved to Denmark and studied screenwriting. His short films and feature debuts have been selected for more than 200 festivals and have won over 100 international awards.
His hauntingly beautiful short Whale Valley (2013) about the bond of two brothers received a Cannes Film Festival Special Mention and a nomination for the European Film Awards. Gudmundur developed and wrote his first feature Heartstone (2017) a very personal story about two boys coming of age in a small Icelandic fishing village during a Cannes Cinefondation, a Paris residency programme.