Sigurjon Sighvatsson

Sigurjón Sighvatsson, also known as Joni Sighvatsson, is an Icelandic Hollywood film producer and businessman. Sigurjon (Joni) Sighvatsson, a veteran producer with over 50 feature films, television series, and documentaries to his credit, is the principal of Palomar Pictures, an independent production company, as well as chairman of Scandinavian film distributor/producer Scanbox Emntertainment. Sighvatsson has worked with some of the most successful filmmakers in the industry, including David Lynch, Kathryn Bigelow, Jim Sheridan, Julian Schnabel and multiple Academy Award nominees and winners. Among his films are The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, Brothers, Z for Zachariah and Killer Elite, as well as classics such as Wild at Heart, Arlington Road and Basquiat. Sighvatsson also continues to be a significant force in the world of art films. After having paved the way for visual artists moving into feature films with Schnabel's highly acclaimed Basquiat, Sighvatsson has also produced the groundbreaking Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, as well as the controversial Destricted, a collection of short films by some of the world's leading artists focusing on the concept of pornography.