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World Premiere

Director: Jongunnar Gylfason

United States, 2011, 24min
Format: Digital (screening) - HDV (shooting)
Festival Year: 2012
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Ian Hoch, Ashton Leigh, Tracy Miller , Sebastian Rossi, Veleka Grey, Charles Rooney , Garrett Allain, Terry McNeal, Michelle West, Gabe Begneaud, Sophia Miller , Christy Meaux , Dexter Rousseau , Megan Lindsey, Jennifer Johnson, Jennie Marie Badley
Crew:  Executive Producers: Jongunnar Gylfason - Producers: Kd Amond - Screenwriters: Jongunnar Gylfason - Cinematographer: Chris Patureau, Erik Reuter - Editor: Jongunnar Gylfason
Email:  jongunnarpoetry.is

synopsis
Jimmy is having a miserable time with his life. Nothing is working out. He is behind on paying everyone, the mother of his child wants him to babysit and the hot waitress doesn't want to have anything to do with him. He get the great idea one night at the bar to put his hand into the machine to get workers comp after hearing Hank tell how he got rich. Little does Jimmy know that the rules have changed and he would not get a penny if he did it. Jimmy's world starts to crumble as he fails to put the hand in the machine. He tries to turn around but not everyone is buying that turnaround.

director
JonGunnar Gylfason was born in Iceland. After some internet adventures he moved to Bemidji Minnesota where he finished his undergrad in mass communications. After that he floated down river and landed somewhere near the University of New Orleans where he earned an MFA in film and production. JonGunnar graduated in May with a MFA, the only one of his class of 15 that had started 3 years before. During his time at UNO he was a producer, cinematographer or director on over 40 short films. In October JonGunnar married Jennie Marie and they are planing to stay for a long time in New Orleans and are talking about baby names. On the horizon for JonGunnar is finishing his script and beginning preproduction for his first feature film, Family Tree.
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