Hannes Thor Arason is a Reykjavík and Toronto based director.

A native of Iceland and a former inhabitant of Rome and Toronto where he received his degree in
Film and Media Production in 2014. Hannes likes to combine the many influences from the different cultures in his works. 

In 2014, Hannes directed the short film HAPPY ENDINGS. It premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival and screened at various festivals all over North American and Europe, such as Atlanta Film Festival and Stockfish. 
HAPPY ENDINGS was nominated for Best editing in a student film at the Canadian Cinema Editors Awards.

In 2017, Hannes was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards for his music video to the song Neon Experience by Júníus Meyvant.

His second short film FOOTSTEPS, premiered at the renowned children film festival in Giffoni in July 2017 and went on to screen at over 30 international film festivals including TIFF Kids and Mumbai Film Festival.

If you have any enquiries or just want to say hi, please contact hannes(at)figura.is