Though a film industry is practically non-existing in the Faroe Islands and there is only a population of 45.000 people, Heiðrik has chosen to work in the business. Heiðrik is therefore quite a pioneer which also means that he has to do most of the work himself as there are not many professionals on the islands. But Heiðrik takes this as a challenge and it enables him to gain an insight to all the areas of film making.
Heiðrik has done serviral music videos as short films that have been shown in many European Filmfestivals and won serviral prices.
Heiðrik á Heygum graduated at the Kort og Dokumentar Film Skolen in 2008. Foto og Filmskolen in 2010. In 2011 Heiðrik got accepted to the Filmschool SUPER16 in Copenhagen and got his degree at a director in 2014.
Waves - A Portrait of Maria á Heygum
"Waves (Aldur) 85 year old Maria á Heygum has the past 45 years been
swimming in the cold sea surrounding The Faroe Islands. The isolated
island group is located in the middle of the Atlantic sea somewhere
between Scotland and Iceland. Every day, despite the harsh and cruel
weather, Maria makes her way down to the shore. This has become part
of her; This is the place, where she, as she says, found her will to
Mítt Rúm (My Room)
The first sci-fi short film by faroese director Heiðrik á Heygum 2008.
A single mother (Óluva Johannessen) is frustrated to see her son (Sámal H.Hansen) lonely and unhappy, so she decides to buy him a new computer that is so brilliantly designed that it can give her son everything he longs for. A computer that can give him love and deeper understanding.
Waste youth - but not with the wrong cigarette brand.
Even on the Faroes, being young is an issue of style and distiction.
And the difference between "Kings" and "Prince" is the difference between provincial backwaters and the big, wide world.
A short film by Heiðrik á Heygum