Joni Sighvatsson

Producer, Director
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) ... Read more »
Born: 06/14/1952 in Iceland

Filmography

Producer (61)

Desert Lunch 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Z for Zachariah 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Killer Elite 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Good Heart 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Valhalla Rising 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Brothers 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Zidane 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Winter 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Little Trip to Heaven 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Diva 51 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pretty Persuasion 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Screaming Masterpiece 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

K-19: The Widowmaker 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Weight of Water 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

L.A.X. 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Passion of Mind 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Arlington Road 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Homegrown 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Phoenix 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Polish Wedding 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Real Blonde 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

'Til There Was You 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Thousand Acres 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bandwagon 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Box of Moonlight 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Going All the Way 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Just Looking 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Basquiat 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kids in the Hall BRAIN CANDY 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Canadian Bacon 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lord of Illusions 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

S.F.W. 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Salute Your Shorts 1990 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dead Connection 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dream Lover 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Red Rock West 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Pig's Tale 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Harlow: The Blond Bombshell 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Kalifornia 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Stranger Among Us 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Candyman 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Memphis 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ruby 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beverly Hills 90210 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Producer

Coca-Cola Pop Music "Backstage Pass to Summer" 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Ryd 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Salute Your Shorts 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Truth Or Dare 1991 (Movie)

supervising producer (Producer)

A Climate For Killing 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Save the Planet: A CBS/Hard Rock Cafe Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fear, Anxiety, and Depression 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kill Me Again 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Blue Iguana 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Drive-In 1987 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Private Investigations 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hard Rock Zombies 1984 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Heat Wave (TV Show)

Executive Producer

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").

Relationships

Sigridur Thorisdottur

Wife

Sighvat Karlsson

Father

Sigurborg Sigurjonsdottir

Mother

Thor Snaer Sigurjonsson

Son

EDUCATION

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California
director's program

AFI Conservatory

1981

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1981

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California 1981
attended on Fulbright Scholarship

University of Iceland

1978

Milestones

1991

Produced film in his native Iceland without Golin, "Ryd/ Rust"

1990

Co-executive produced TV-movie for TNT, "Heat Wave"

1988

Co-produced (with Golin) first feature for their Propaganda Films, "The Blue Iguana"

1987

Co-produced (with Golin) first feature film, "Private Investigations"

1985

Founded Propaganda Films with Golin

1983

First worked professionally with Golin on the feature film, "Nickel Mountain"

1978

Moved from Iceland to the USA

Directed Iceland's stage production of "Little Shop of Horrors"

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

Made a screen version of the William Inge play, "The Glory in the Flower" while at AFI

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)

Met Steve Golin at American Film Institute (AFI)

Acted as producer of popular Fox-TV drama series, "Beverly Hills 90210"

Bonus Trivia

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

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