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Helgi Jóhannsson Selected for Nordic Script 2023

Helgi Jóhannsson has been selected for Nordisk Film & TV Fond's Nordic Script 2023, a workshop for screenwriters from the Nordic countries. The workshop will take place in Helsinki, Finland in September 2023.

Helgi Jóhannson is an Icelandic writer/director who has been working in film, TV and commercials for 15 years. He began his career as an editor on Iceland's premier investigative journalism show, where he developed a passion for sharing genuine stories of real people. He has directed around 30 music videos for top artists including the legendary band Joy Division. He recently co-created a TV series shot in Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

His project, Two Stars, is a feature film based on a true story about love in the shadow of mental illness. Through battles with the healthcare system, societal prejudice and suicide attempts, we follow a seven-year love story of a young couple who are both each other's salvation and downfall.

Nordic Script is a unique opportunity for screenwriters to develop their skills and network with other screenwriters from the Nordic countries. The workshop will be led by experienced professionals from the film industry, and participants will have the opportunity to work on their projects with feedback from industry experts.