We at GunHil wish you all the very best for the Holiday Season and a very prosperous year 2013! We are very excited to follow through our almost phenomenal success in our first 9 months of operations and look forward to a new year in making good business in the art of animation!
GunHil is very proud to announce a new Chairman of the Board of Directors. At a recent shareholders meeting, Árni Geir Pálsson was elected on the Board and has been appointed as our new Chairman of the Board.
Arni holds a Cand Oecon degree in Business Administration from the University of Iceland and a M.Sc. degree in International Marketing and Management from the Copenhagen Business School.
Arni has extensive experience in management and corporate governance both from the Icelandic as well as the international business community. In the past years he has worked as an independent management consultant. In 2006-2008 he was the CEO of Median Llc., a software and processing company in the international credit card industry. In 2005-2006 he was the CEO of the entertainment company LacyTown. In the years 2000-2005 Arni was VP of Corporate Development of the Icelandic Group Plc. Prior to that he was Head of Development of FF-Media group, CEO and owner of the advertising agency M&D, marketing manager of the shipping company Samskip and head of Custody and Wealth Management of Islandsbanki Securities.
GunHil’s first animated family feature film ‘Ploe – You Never Fly Alone’ will be presented as project in development at Cartoon Movies which takes place in Lyon from March 6-8. GunHil is seeking pre-sales and co-producers at the forum for the heart-warming adventure film which tells of a young plover chick who hatches the very last of 4 brothers. When fall comes and his family migrates to warmer climate, Ploe is left behind to fight harsh winter, cruel enemies and vicious elements.
The story and script is written by Fridrik Erlingsson and Gunnar Karlsson will co-direct and is the visual creator of the film. The film is produced by Hilmar Sigurdsson and Haukur Sigurjónsson and is expected to be in cinemas at year end 2015.
Haukur Sigurjónsson, our Producer who is leading our Swedish operations and Trans-media development, will be attending Cartoon Connection Canada that will gather about 140 European and Canadian animation professionals from 10 to 13 December 2012 in the nice capital of Quebec. If you are attending and want to contact Haukur on forehand, please do not hesitate to do so.
GunHil has just completed a campaign for Svali – the local leading fruit drink brand of the Coca Cola Bottlers in Iceland. The campaign is a tie-in with the launch of Dreamwork’s Madagascar 3 film in Iceland. The obvious way to go was to send the little likable fruit-guys to the movies to enjoy the film. Exciting giveaways where up for each purchase of the drink where buyers could get Madagascar watch or wrist-band, Svali Bounce Ball, tickets to film and more. The campaign is run nation-wide in Iceland.