"The idea for Silence of the Fish started when I had moved back to Iceland into the countryside after having spent some time living a busy city life, studying, working and being surrounded by many people. In a way I felt positively isolated but also remembered how difficult it felt to me, growing up in a small community in the countryside."
"I met my producer Anna Sæunn Ólafsdóttir through mutual friends. She also grew up far from the capital in the North of Iceland and we just started bubbling about things and the chemistry was good between us."
"I always wanted to make a film about a mother-daughter relationship. In general I am very fascinated by the dynamics between females, so I started writing the script. I usually start developing a story from images and feelings, not so much from the perspective of a certain plot. I don't write a lot in dialogue, I am quite focused on the unsaid between humans and everything that lies underneath expressions, sometimes words. In order to express that, nature that surrounds me helps a lot. It evokes strong feelings that relate to inner emotions and because of that it find their expression in nature which inspires my storytelling a lot."
"It took some rewriting and I also got mentoring from the Icelandic filmmaker Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, whose work I really admire. His advice was great. There were a lot of different story strands in the script that I wanted to tell but he reminded me of which story is the important one I want to tell and that I would need to find that specific one for this short film and focus on it. Like that I got closer to that story and tried to crystalize it."