skip navigation
Joni Sighvatsson

Joni Sighvatsson

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Joni Sighvatsson - NOT AVAILABLE

Find what your looking for faster use the search field below to shop for titles.

SEARCH TCM.COM/SHOP


OR ... Click here to VOTE > for this person to be released on Home Video

Also Known As: Sigurjon Sighvabson, Sigurjon Sighvatsson Died:
Born: June 15, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Iceland Profession: producer, director

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Co-founder of the high-octane independent Propaganda Films, which, by 1990, was producing 1/3 of the music videos made in the United States and enjoying similar success in feature films (Madonna's "Truth or Dare" 1991) and with both TV commercials (Calvin Klein's "Obsession", directed by David Lynch) and series (Fox TV's "Beverly Hills 90210").

Co-founder of the high-octane independent Propaganda Films, which, by 1990, was producing 1/3 of the music videos made in the United States and enjoying similar success in feature films (Madonna's "Truth or Dare" 1991) and with both TV commercials (Calvin Klein's "Obsession", directed by David Lynch) and series (Fox TV's "Beverly Hills 90210").

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

1978:
Moved from Iceland to the USA
:
Met Steve Golin at American Film Institute (AFI)
:
Made a screen version of the William Inge play, "The Glory in the Flower" while at AFI
:
Directed Iceland's stage production of "Little Shop of Horrors"
1983:
First worked professionally with Golin on the feature film, "Nickel Mountain"
:
Worked as an associate producer (along with Golin) on two low-budget features for the Patel/Shah Film Group, "Hard Rock Zombies" (1983) and "American Drive-In" (1985)
1985:
Founded Propaganda Films with Golin
:
Served as producer and executive producer on over 150 music videos and advertisements for performers such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, Don Henley, Prince and Guns N'Roses, and sponsors including Nike, Pepsi, Coca Cola and Reebok
1987:
Co-produced (with Golin) first feature film, "Private Investigations"
1988:
Co-produced (with Golin) first feature for their Propaganda Films, "The Blue Iguana"
1990:
Co-executive produced TV-movie for TNT, "Heat Wave"
:
Acted as producer of popular Fox-TV drama series, "Beverly Hills 90210"
1991:
Produced film in his native Iceland without Golin, "Ryd/ Rust"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

AFI Conservatory: Los Angeles , California -
AFI Conservatory: - 1981
University of Iceland: - 1978
Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute: - 1981
University of California at Berkeley: Berkeley , California - 1981

Notes

Sighvatsson's name is pronounced "sig-VAT-son".

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Sigridur Thorisdottur. Had two.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Sighvat Karlsson. Raised Turco as a single parent.
mother:
Sigurborg Sigurjonsdottir. Had five.
son:
Thor Snaer Sigurjonsson. Had three; survived him.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute