Arni Thor Jonsson is an Icelander. Born, raised and still lives in Reykjavik. He is a director and part-owner of the production house Republik.
He was raised up within the walls of SagaFilm, his father was the CEO. Began his film career as a set builder, assistant to property masters and stage manager. Between 1995-2000 he worked as a runner, AC, AD, gaffer, grip and editor at SagaFilm. Began directing domestically and internationally in the year 2000.
Arni was one of the most influential radio hosts in the 90’s. He started a radio program called Zyrdur rjomi and kept fellow Icelanders up to date with the latest in progressive music. The radio program died in the year 2002. He currently holds out a mp3 music blog.
Apart from his affection for filmmaking and music, he is a basketball and soccer fanatic, likes to ride his Brit bike, travels as much around his own country as possible, loves his family and is thinking of moving to another country.