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Icelandic Musician Part of BAFTA Winning Team

Icelandic songwriter Gunnlaug Thorvaldsdóttir wrote the music and was responsible for the sound processing for I Do Air, which was named Best Short Film at the BAFTA Awards this week.

The film, directed by Martina Amarti, features a young girl who is afraid to jump into a swimming pool. She feels humiliated and runs into the locker room where she escapes into a dream world by holding her breath, Fréttabladid reports.

“I wasn’t present during the actual award ceremony but I was following it from a different location along with others who worked on the film—not everyone could make it to the ceremony,” Thorvaldsdóttir said. “It is a very special experience and I was touched.”

“I actually found it enough that the movie was nominated for the award but it is fantastic that it won,” Thorvaldsdóttir added. “It is the first film where I am both in charge of music and sound processing and it is of course good encouragement for me.”

Thorvaldsdóttir is currently working on a documentary and she is also planning further cooperation with Amarti.

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