A native of Iceland and a graduate from NYU’s Film Program, Oskar has extensive background in TV commercials and cinematography.

After making short films since the age of 13, including his NYU thesis MISTY MOUNTAIN, a Student Academy Awards nominee, Oskar wrote and directed BLACK’S GAME in 2012. It became the 2nd highest grossing Icelandic movie in history. His next feature, I REMEMBER YOU, was the no. 1 box office hit of 2017 in Icelandic cinemas.

Oskar directed 3 episodes of the ZDF/BBC co-produced TV series TRAPPED that premiered in 2016 to all around critical and commercial success. Premiering in 2019, he directed 2 episodes of TRAPPED 2. 

In 2017 Oskar directed all 6 episodes of the TV series STELLA BLOMKVIST which has screened worldwide to great audience and critical acclaim. Most recently Oskar directed the first 4 episodes of the international TV series SANCTUARY, produced by Yellow Bird and starring Josefin Asplund and Matthew Modine.

With a permanent home in Iceland Oskar currently resides in Abu Dhabi with his wife and two children, who will either grow up to become respected academics like their mom or great directors like Elia Kazan.