Producers Júlíus Kemp and Ingvar Þórðarson reunite with director Snævar Sölvason for Odd Fish, a drama set in a small community of Iceland’s northern Westfjords.
Filming is currently underway on the film, a drama centres on themes of identity and acceptance.
Odd Fish follows two childhood friends Björn and Hjalti who run a popular seafood restaurant in a fishing village where they were born and raised. While Hjalti is a confident family man Björn is a reserved, single man who’s always lived in his parents’ house.
When the pair suddenly get an opportunity to keep their fish restaurant going all year round, Björn comes out as a trans woman. Can his best friend overcome his prejudice and accept what truly matters in life?
Sölvason, who was inspired by growing up in a similar small fishing town, co-writes with trans writer Veiga Grétarsdóttir.
The film is a co-production between Finland’s Solar Films (Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre, Dark Floors) and Prague-based Axman Production, partner to the Icelandic producers’ 2014 hit Life in a Fishbowl.