Olaf de Fleur Johannesson

Film director

1975 –


Who is Olaf de Fleur Johannesson?

Olaf de Fleur is an Icelandic film director, scriptwriter and producer.

Born in 1975 in Búðardalur, Iceland, Olaf has been a dedicated filmmaker for over a decade. He founded his own independent production company, Poppoli Pictures, in 2003 after having worked on several TV documentaries under another production company. Poppoli’s first production, Shining Star, brought him Best Documentary Feature award at the Icelandic Film Awards in 2004. Shining Star is an autobiographical story of Icelandic rock icon Bubbi Morthens. He won the award again in 2005 for the feature documentary Africa United, which follows the formation of a football team of immigrants from all over the world who intend to take the Icelandic 3rd division by storm. It is an enchanting journey into the dreams and aspirations of a football-crazy coach and his colorful ensemble of players who have to overcome their egos for a true team spirit. His third documentary, entitled Act Normal, saw release in 2006. It is film about a Buddhist monk who in the 10 years that took to film the project, disrobes, marries and divorces before becoming a monk again. Olaf commenced that project years before founding Poppoli Pictures, when as a young man he was exploring the Buddhist way.

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Feb 2, 1975
Also known as
  • Ólafur Jóhannesson
  • Olaf de Fleur
  • Oli
  • Iceland

on July 23, 2013


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