Hannes started making short films with his friends at a young age and rapidly worked his way up the ladder in the Icelandic film industry after graduating from high school. With 20 years of experience, you will have a hard time finding an established brand in Iceland which Hannes hasn´t worked for. In 2019 Hannes’ Coca Cola commercial received the award for Advert of the year at the Icelandic Advertising Awards and in 2014 he received the same award for the 100 year anniversary of the legendary Icelandic drink Malt.
His feature film debut Leynilögga (Cop Secret) was the highest grossing Icelandic film of 2021 and received a nomination as the Best European Comedy of the year at the European Film Awards. Further accolation include competing for the Golden Leopard at the Locarno international film festival, winning the feature film debut awards at Lubeck and being nominated for seven Edda awards.