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Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir’s debut 12 Hours to Destruction recently presented at the Finnish Film Affair

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- The musical adventure, currently in post-production, centres on 11-year-old Hanna and the rest of her childhood band, who aim to bring criminals to justice

Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir’s debut 12 Hours to Destruction recently presented at the Finnish Film Affair

Icelandic actress, producer and VFS alumna Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir presented her debut feature, 12 Hours to Destruction, in the Finnish Film Affair’s Nordic Selection, a showcase for emerging talents which took place both online and in Helsinki from 22 to 24 September. Magnúsdóttir is known for her participation in features such as Heartstone and Paris of the North [+see also:
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and in TV series such as Happily Never After. She is also the owner of the Reykjavík-based studio CUBS Productions.

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The story of 12 Hours to Destruction, penned by the filmmaker herself, is set in the summer of 1980. 11-year old Hanna and the rest of her childhood band aim to bring criminals to justice when a threat to destroy the last school dance comes their way. Their ensuing adventure pits good vs evil and disco vs punk, and ends with love and unity conquering all.

The main cast includes actors Ísabella Jónatansdóttir, Óttar Kjerulf Thorvardarson and Vilhjálmur Árni Sigurdsson. Meanwhile, the main technical crew members are DoP Ásgrímur Gudbjartsson, production designer Systa Björnsdóttir, editor Lína Thoroddsen, sound designer Arnthór Örlygsson, make-up and prosthetics artist Hafdís Kristín Lárusdóttir alongside composers Thorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson and Dr. Gunni.

12 Hours to Destruction is an Icelandic-Finnish co-production. The feature is being produced by Júlíus Kemp and Ingvar Thórdarson for The Icelandic Film Company. Co-producers are Markus Selin and Jukka Helle for Solar Films, Hilmar Sigurdsson for Sagafilm, and Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir for CUBS Productions.

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