PLOEY at Marché du Film in Cannes

PLOEY will be represented by ARRI Media at Lérins, L11 booth at Marché du Film in Cannes. There will be a special screening of 10 min of final footage on Saturday, May 20 at 12:00. The screening is private and by invitation only. Please contact Moritz Hemminger, Director of International Sales or Julia Pahl, Sales & Acquisitions Manager for getting on the invitation list.

Hilmar Sigurdsson, Producer of PLOEY and CEO of Sagafilm / GunHil will be in Cannes from May 18.-23. Please contact us for appointments.

Ploey gets a composer

GunHil has signed a contract with composer Atli Örvarsson for composing and arranging the music for PLOEY – You Never Fly Alone, which is now in full production in Reykjavik and Antwerp in Belgium.

Atli is a very seasoned film composer with scores for films like Babylon A.D., Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters og The Mortal Instruments to name few.

The music recordings will take place in HOF, in Akureyri with participation of the North Iceland Symphony Orchestra. All information on Atli are available on his website.

GunHil and Cyborn seal a co-production agreement for Ploey

The animated feature film Ploey – You Never Fly Alone hit a major production milestone with the signing of a co-production agreement between Icelandic production company GunHil and the Belgian based Cyborn animation studio. The film will be a joint production between the two companies and is scheduled for release in 2017.

Ploey – You Never Fly Alone tells the story of a plover chick that has not learned to fly when his family migrates south for the winter. He must survive the harsh winter to save his beloved one from becoming a pray next spring.

Ploey is being sold by ARRI Worldsales and has already been sold to over 20 countries worldwide, including Russia, the Baltics, Finland, Turkey, Poland, Middle East and S-Korea to name a few.

GunHil has developed the film, which will be directed by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson (Brim) and visually- and co-directed by Gunnar Karlsson. The Story and the Screenplay is written by Fridrik Erlingsson (Legends of Valhalla, Benjamin Dove). Hilmar Sigurdsson and Haukur Sigurjónsson of GunHil and Ives Agemans of Cyborn are the producers of the film.

Cyborn was established in 1998 by Ives Agemans and specializes in 3D Animation and CGI. The studio has a vast experience in film, TV series and commercial work. Cyborn is involved in all parts of the production of the film, from modelling through compositing.

GunHil was formed in 2012 by Gunnar Karlsson and Hilmar Sigurdsson, animation pioneers in Iceland. Their previous work includes ‘Legends of Valhalla – THOR’, produced by Hilmar and visually and co-directed by Gunnar.

“We are very pleased with becoming a partner in the project, which is based on a fabulous story, a great script and fascinating characters. It is very exciting to bring this first ever Belgium-Icelandic co-production to the world”.

-Ives Agemans of Cyborn

“This is a great milestone for our ambitious international co-production and we are very pleased with getting Cyborn on board the production, with all their expertise and experience in animation,”

– Hilmar Sigurdsson, CEO of GunHil.

PLOEY Poster May2015

Icelandic Film Centre supports Ploey

The Icelandic Film Centre has confirmed its production support for Ploey – You Never Fly Alone. The grant is awarded to the Icelandic Production Company GunHil with Hilmar Sigurdsson as Producer of the film. The film is to be directed by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson and Gunnar Karlsson will co-direct and lead visual development. ARRI Worldsales handles all sales and has already sold the film to well over 20 countries, including Russia CSI, Baltics, China, S-Korea, Poland and more. Local Icelandic on-line film-zine Klapptré reported first.

New location in Sweden

We have just relocated our offices in Sweden and started operating this morning at the new location. The full address is:
GunHil Ltd.
Tornavägen 13,
22363 Lund,
Sweden

You can reach our Swedish office through our main phone +354 519 3550 or give Haukur Sigurjonsson who runs our Swedish operations a direct call on +354 519 3553.
All other numbers are unchanged. Please have a look at our contact page for full details!

Space Stallions soar at Cartoon Forum.

It was a breath taking moment at the trailer show after lunch on Thursday at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse. People cheered, whistled and applauded after the screening of the Space Stallions trailer and it was obvious that this entertainment was highly appreciated. One veteran of Cartoon Forum described the moment as “unprecedented”.

This was only the beginning of what turned out to be a great day for GunHil and the Space Stallions. Over 200 people showed up for the presentation and the room was jammed packed. There where continues cheers and laughter throughout the presentation and when the trailer appeared in full force at the end of the pitch, it was obvious that something extraordinary had taken place. Space Stallions was one of the most attended presentation of the 69 projects pitched there.

The future looks bright and ahead is serious talk with major internationals and others on how to bring the Space Stallions series from the multi-world into this world. Exciting times ahead in our 5 months old company – which happens to be “still under the same management” so we quote a good Danish friend of ours.

The photos are courtesy of Claudius Gebele of Studio Rakete, who was kind enough to send us few.

Panel at Cartoon Forum 2012 Pitch