At the tender age of 70 she started recording and releasing her own music straight from the living room. 7 years later she had 59 albums to her name with more than 600 songs – an eccentric myriad of catchy compositions mixing in her pets, found toys, kitchen percussions and Casio keyboards. Sigrídur Níelsdóttir is her name, and before long the Icelandic/Danish musician became an adored cult figure in the Icelandic music scene. Shot mostly on Super-8 and 16mm "Grandma Lo-fi" is a cinematic tribute to her boundless creativity, created by three musicians and artists whom she has inspired.
Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir
Director(s): Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, Orri Jónsson, Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir
Producer(s): Sæmundur Nordfjörd, Louise Højgaard Johansen
Screenwriter(s): Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, Orri Jónsson
Cinematographer: Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, Orri Jónsson, Magnús Helgason
Editor(s): Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Orri Jónsson
Sound Designer: Kjartan Kjartansson
Music: Sigrídur Níelsdóttir
Additional Credits: Animation: Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Magnús Helgason
Kristín Björk, Orri Jonsson, and Ingibjorg Birgisdóttir are musicians and visual artists, all active forces on the Icelandic art scene. Kristín Björk (Kira Kira) is a Musician and visual artist, Orri is a photographer and member of Slowblow and Inga is an animator and former member of Seabear. "Grandma Lo-fi" is their first feature.
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