Born and raised in Iceland, Gus moved to LA at the age of twenty. There he studied and graduated with honor in interior architecture. Quickly working his way up in art department and working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, Gus travelled the world and constantly worked both in Europe and USA.

He worked on a broad range of projects, production designing for feature films, commercials, music videos and prints, for some of the world’s best-known brands.

In 2003 Gus started directing and hasn’t stopped since. With a few awards and nominations under his belt Gus now resides in Reykjavik and LA with his family. Very satisfied Gus is doing what he does best: directing commercials, short films and music videos.

Selected Work


Gus Ólafsson
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