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Ugla Hauksdóttir is an Icelandic writer-director based in New York City. Her journey began in the highly esteemed Fine Arts program at The Cooper Union where she studied photography and experimental film. After making her first narrative short film, Ugla went on to study screenwriting and directing in the MFA Film program at Columbia University.

Since 2016, Ugla has worked internationally as a film and TV series director. Her TV credits include The Power (Sister Pictures & Amazon), Hanna (Amazon), Snowfall (FX) and Trapped (RVK Studios). Furthermore, she has directed a number of short films and music videos.


Ugla is currently in pre-production for her debut feature film, The Fires, adapted from Sigríður Hagalín's bestselling novel  The Fires: Love and Other Disasters, to be produced by Netop Films and Madants in collaboration with Bankside Films and Anonymous Content. Ugla is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency and is a member of The Director's Guild of America.


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