Fluga Hugmyndahús is a creative media production company in Akureyri, northeast Iceland. In all our work we try to bring together ambition and aesthetics. They are two owners, partners both in life and at work, og Birna Pétursdóttir.
Birna has a background in theatre and performing arts as well as television: being an editor and scriptwriter. Árni has a background in film and television production as well as music.
They quite recently broke out of the 9-5 work-environment, at a local television station, wanting to create our own projects, within our own company, where everything has a creative and artistic edge rather then only market-driven material.
Árni and Birna and their assistant recently came to Utah to document part of a three part series documentary they are doing on Icelandic Latter-day Saints that immigrated to Utah from 1854 to 1914. We are hoping to have this film premiered in the fall of 2018 at the BYU Broadcasting building (next to the Marriot Center) which has a great auditorium for the premier.
I, David Ashby, had the privilege to assist these wonderful people, from Iceland, while they were here for over two weeks, June 14-30, 2017. We even went fishing at Strawberry Reservoir one day.
I continue to have these great moments in my life. This event ranks right up there with being with the President of our Church, Gordon B. Hinckley, and the President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, back in 2005.
|Arni og Birna|
|Spanish Fork Mayor Steve Leifson and Birna|
|David Ashby at Strawberry Reservoir|