I was co-producer and director of the ELCI Advent calendar in 2010 and I produced and directed the advent calender in 2012. Each calendar consists of 24 brief videos that convey messages of hope and love. The videos were published on YouTube and distributed through social media. They were well received and widely distributed. A number of the videos have English subtitles.
Expecting Hope – Að vænta vonar
Participants Rev. Jóna Hrönn Bolladóttir, Actor and theologian Davíð Þór Jónsson, Barbara the clown, rev. Guðni Már Harðarson, Guðrún Agla Gunnarsdóttir, rev. Toshiki Toma, prof. Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir, writer Árni Bergmann, headmaster Margrét Pála Ólafsdóttir, rev. Þórhallur Heimisson, actress Harpa Arnardóttir, Sigurlín Margrét Sigurðardóttir, mayor Jón Gnarr, rev. Elínborg Sturludóttir, singer Svavar Knútur, writer Kristín Steinsdóttir, Haukur Ingi Jónasson, activist Þorsteinn Valdimarsson, rev. Halldóra Þorvarðardóttir, rev. Sigurður Árni Þórðarson, tv-host Eva María Jónsdóttir, rev. Hjálmar Jónsson, rev. Sigrún Óskarsdóttir, writer Andri Snær Magnason.
Love Arrives – Koma kærleikans
Participants Rev. Hildur Eir Bolladóttir, radio host Ævar Kjartansson, rev. Arna Ýrr Sigurðardóttir, comedian Þorsteinn Guðmundsson, rev. Guðný Hallgrímsdóttir, Bjúgnakrækir the Icelandic santa, scout leader Bragi Björnsson, bishop Solveig Lára Guðmundsdóttir, rev. Sigfinnur Þorleifsson, writer Gerður Kristný, rev. Bjarni Karlsson, singer Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, radio host Guðfinnur Sigurvinsson, writer Hjörtur Pálsson, Sister Agnes, UNICEF Iceland director Stefán Ingi Stefánsson, knitter Ragnheiður Eiríksdóttir, rev. Sigurvin Jónsson, muslim Amal Tamimi, radio host Andri Freyr Viðarsson, Guðrún María Árnadóttir, teacher Ármann Gunnarss, youth leader Þóra Björg Sigurðardóttir, bishop Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir.