TV series

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26 x 22’

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Ormhildur the Brave

Ormhildarsaga

In a climate-ravaged world, an unlikely heroine saves the day, using hidden magical powers on mythical creatures.

Ormhildur is a young girl who came into the world when the glaciers all melted, along with an array of mythical creatures. She was found by Albert, an old history teacher, who took her under his wing. Together, they began working for the State Research Department of Magic. Their aim was to cast a spell to lock the mythical creatures back into the ice, but Grim and his agents are trying to stop them. Over the course of the series, Ormhildur goes on a number of adventures where her bravery grows and at the same time she realises that she has magical powers. She befriends many of these creatures and ultimately finds a way to create peace between the humans and the mythical creatures.

Director’s statement
Ormhildur the Brave is a 2D animated comedy series intended for pre-teens and the family market. The story has a sarcastic and magical sense of humour. Yet the story has a noble aim; its intent is to make the audience question the human dominion over nature. The story parallels our modern day concerns of global warming and the environment but presents these concerns in such a surreal and ridiculous way that the audience is able to laugh. The inspiration for stories comes from Iceland’s rich flora of folk tales and myths.

Director

Thorey Mjallhvit


thorey@compassfilms.is
Producer

Heather Millard


heather@compassfilms.is
Producer

Thordur Jonsson


Country of production

Iceland

Target audience

8-12 years

Animation Technique

2D (vector based)

Production company

Compass Films

Co-production company

GS Animation - Poland

Hausboot - Czech Rep

PFX - Czech Rep

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Creative Europe media programme

CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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