Óskar Þór Axelsson is a native of Iceland and graduate of NYU’s film program. His NYU graduation film Misty Mountain won three NYU Craft Awards including for directing and was nominated for a Student Academy Award. Axelsson then wrote and directed his feature debut Black‘s Game, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2012. His next feature, I Remember You, was the no. 1 box office hit of 2017 in Icelandic cinemas. He directed three episodes of the ZDF/BBC co-produced TV series Trapped, which premiered in 2016 to critical and commercial success. In 2019 he directed two episodes of Trapped 2. In 2017 Axelsson directed the TV series Stella Blómkvist. He served as the lead director of the TV series Sanctuary, and in 2020 directed three episodes of the third season of Riviera. In 2021 he directed the second season of Stella Blómkvist. Projects in development include the feature film Falcons Forever, a true story about the first Olympic gold medalists in ice hockey of Icelandic heritage, and The Conspiracy, which Óskar Þór Axelsson is co-writing with Mikael Torfason, partly based on a novel by Eiríkur Bergmann. In addition, he is working on Fear, an original TV series which he created, about two lost teenage souls who decide to become serial killers.