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. She is currently in post-production of Amazon's new series The Power, based on the bestselling novel by Naomi Alderman and produced by Sister Pictures. Her other TV credits include Hanna (Amazon), Snowfall (FX) and Trapped (RVK Studios).
Ugla has directed a number of short films and music videos and is currently developing her first feature film. Ugla is a member of The Director's Guild of America.
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