August Jakobsson


august jakobsson, born in iceland, studied cinematography at the american film institute in los angeles, during film school he worked in camera department as a loader and then into focusing.  august began shooting music videos as well as live concerts for artisits including guns n’ roses and nirvana. 

august toured with the american rock band guns n´ roses worldwide for three years filming a documentary about the rock n roll life style, including 130 guns n’ roses live performance multi camera concerts.

august moved to london in 2003 and quickly began to make his mark in the commercial market working on campaigns for nike, adidas, bt, vodafone, samsung and ford.  he works worldwide with international well known and successfull directors.

in 2006 campaign magazine voted august as london’s top 5 directors of photography.
he is now firmly established as one of london’s most sought after and popular directors of photography, known for his versatility and style.

august has filmed nine feature films, sword of vengeange (dir: jim weedon) 2013, metalhead (dir. ragnar bragason) 2012, frost (dir. reynir lyngdal) 2011,   levottomat (dir. aku louhimied), fiasco (dir. ragnar bragason), behind schedule (dir. gísli snær erlingsson), dramarama (dir. dagur kári, ragnar bragason to name a few) and pop in reykjavik (dir. august jakobsson)

august is based in london, speaks english and icelandic.


August Jakobsson

commercials

heinz | biscuit filmworks
allianz | augusto de fraga | oki films
range rover | gary holder | tangeringe films
porsche 
beats by dre. | christian larson | rsa
ksa projet | deja vu
iceland luxury  | samuel & gunnar | storveldiÖ
krüger tee latte | wunderfilm
paddy power | mjz london
mercedes benz gl
arion | gudjon jonsson | saga film, iceland
vodafone | russel curran production
land rover discovery sport | gary holder | tangerine films/pegasus film
land rover discovery acessories | august jakobsson
jaguar | tf london
reebok fitness
adnams vodka | adam johnson | loki production
knorr | lalli jonsson | pathfinder
sjova insurance | gudjon jonsson | saga film
adidas micoach | lucy tcherniak  | 24production
ea sport
mbna
icecold
carling beer | box tv
sky
skyr.is  
mc donald´s | mjz london
wow air | saga film
mp bank |  panartika
megafon | samuel & gunnar  | ball park
the sun | joel wilson  | 2am
currys | joel wilson  | 2am
itv | michael balvin  | itv creative
bet fred | ron scalpello  | great guns
ils | jacuzzi
b&q | martin delamere  | addiction
nike “red”  | paul shearer  | great guns
qq.com "messie"  | joji  | nexus
samsung 3d (4x) | paul shearer | great guns
tesco | jim gilchrist | mjz
bt | james griffiths | moxie
silverspoon |  dougal wilson |  blink
hpv | tom carty  | gorgeous
vodafone|  brian lee hughes | stink
cadbury |  peter cattaneo | academy films
toyota | nick livesy |  rsa
pringles |  samuel & gunnar  |crossroads
pringles (5x)  | julian gibbs  | nitro
coke cola |  smith & foulkes  | nexus
tesco "frank lampart" |  pedro romhanyi  | outsider
deutsche post "nadine angerer" | paul shearer  | big fish
deutsche post "fatmire bajramaj" | paul shearer  | big fish
deutsche post "alexandra popp" | paul shearer  | big fish
thomas cook |  andy morahan | great gun
mc donalds |  nick lewin  | cowboy
clarks |  dougal wilson |  blink
nintendo |  jon harvey |  kream
tango |  jim gilchrist  | thomas thomas
barclays  |  james griffiths   | moxie
prudential |  steven reeves  | another film company
3 mobile  |  ben sadley | outsider
nike  (11x)|  paul shearer |  great guns
e4 | neil gorringe  |  channel 4
phillips |  jim gilchrist  |  thomas thomas
city index  | paul shearer  | great guns
canon | andy morahan  |  bikini
ge money  |  tim pope  |  crossroads
johnson & johnson |  stephen butler |  mother
milkybar | henry littlechild  |outsider
kfc  | ben sedley |  home
b&q |  jim gilchrist |  thomas thomas
nike  |  paul shearer  |  great guns
nestle | samuelchristopher  | hungry man
118 118  | jim hosking  |  partizan
pizza hut  | steven reeves  | another film company
orange  | ben dawkins  |  love
playstation  | james howarth |  another film company
virgin holidays |  brian baderman  | blink
rac "vinnie"  | james griffiths  | moxie
powerade |  samuelchristopher |  hungry man
club energise |  nick livesy  | rsa
nestle |  samuelchristopher  |  hungry man
sony |  arni jonsson  | play films
dove |  samuelchristopher  | hungry man
suzuki |  yoichi narita  | palma pictures
rac "vinnie jones" |  james griffiths |  moxie
eon |  jim gilchrist  | thomas thomas
tic tac |  kjetill  |  channel 4
bt x 10 |  james griffiths |  moxie
radio 2 "russel brand"  | steve reeves |  red bee
radio 2 "chris evans"  | steve reeves  | red bee
quick |  jim gilchrist  | premier heure
pringles |  julian gibbs | intro
hovis |  jim gilchrist |  thomas thomas
grand designs |  will clarke |  channel 4
tesco |  susie roberson  | weilands
after eights | marc charach  | hla
the guardian |  jim gilchrist  | thomas thomas
tri bogatyrya |  arni jonsson |  park iv
heart fm  | jim gilchrist  | thomas thomas
giotto ferreo  | jim hosking  | partizan
canon  | andy morahan  | bikini films
daily star  | james howarth  | therapy
bingo  | chris mudge |  mustard
the sun |  jim gilchrist  | thomas thomas
playstation |  johnny maginn |  bikini
smirnoff  | arni johnsson |  bikini
visa  | chris mudge  | mustard
mars  | jim gilchrist  | small family business
muller  | johnny maginn  | another film company
oxfam  | susie robers  | paul weiland film company
toshiba  | albert |  godman
phones 4 u |  brian baderman |  all films
konami |  ichiro tani  | nibankohboh production
kenwood  | simon levene |  therapy films
finland lotto  | lalli jonsson  | otto prodution
landsbankinn  | samuel & gunnar | saga film
icelandic telecom  | samuel & gunnar  | saga film
vodafone  | samuel & gunnar | saga film
tuborg  | samuel & gunnar | saga film
v-day organization  | samuel & gunnar  | saga film
s.i. | samuel & gunnar  | saga film
samlif  | samuel & gunnar |  spark
lyfja  | samuel & gunnar  | spark
ms  | samuel & gunnar | spark
365 viggo & danni jonssonlemack
tm  | viggo & danni  |  jonssonlemack
borgun | viggo & danni | jonssonlemack
iceland | bank viggo & danni  | jonssonlemack
danske bank | lalli jonsson  | saga film
himalaya  | lalli jonsson  | saga film
iceland bank  | lalli jonsson  | saga film
t-mobile  | arni jonsson  | saga film
bunadarbank  | arni jonsson  | saga film
toyota avensis  | arni jonsson  | saga film
icelandair |  arni jonsson  |  saga film
viking beer  | arni jonsson  |  saga film
radenska  | arni jonsson  | saga film
hyundai  | denni karlsson  |  saga film
icelandair  | denni karlsson |  saga film
mitsubishi  | denni karlsson |  saga film
landsbankinn |  thoromar |  saga film
mastercard |  thoromar  | on
opel astra |  thoromar |  on
kodak | thoromar | on
subaru  | ragnar agnarsson |  on
vw golf  | gulli maggi |  spark
vw polo |  dagur kari  | labrador
vw passat |  gulli maggi  |  spark

*award winning (creative circle, cannes lion, apa 50, kinsale shark, bta)
a further list of credits available on request

music video:

jay-z & beyonce
jj stereo
bjork "unravel" |  lynn fox  | colonel blimp
badly drawn boy “nothings going to change my mind”  | dougal wilson  |colonel blimp
lily allen "littles things"  | nima nourizadeh  | partizan
eric prydz "call on me"  | huse  | black dog
will young "fridays child"  | dougal wilson  | colonel blimp
bloc party "so here we are"  | alex & liane  | colonel blimp
the streets "pushing forward" | snorri brothers |  stink
the saturdays "ego"  | mike & robin  |  mrs grey limited
james morrison "undiscovered"  | mark wordworth  |  bikini
the feeling "never be lonely"  | caswell coggins  | draw pictures
meat loaf "los angeloser"  | andy morahan  | bikini
westlife "tonight"  | antti jokinen  |  fm rocks
maximo park "apply some pressure"  | diamond dogs  |  colonel blimp
simon webbe "coming around again"  | charles mehling  |  streetgang films
ordinary boys "9 to 5" |  andy hylton  | hsi
boyzone "love you anyway"  |  jt  |  pulse films
the wombats "techno fan"  | the general assembly  | skin flicks
the fratellis "look out sunshine"  | dirty uk |  draw pictures
mercedes club "meira frelsi"  | samuel & gunnar |  saga film
richard fleeshman "coming down"  | borkur | factory films
maximo park "graffiti" diamond dogs colonel blimp
futureheads "area" | barnaby roper |  flynn productions
estelle "1980"  | andy hylton  | his
shayne ward "thats my goal"  |  jt  | draw pictures
corrine bailey rae "trouble sleeping"  | andy hylton |  his
futureheads "meantime"  | barnaby roper  | flynn productions
goldie looking chain "your missus is a nutter"  | ben ib  | colonel blimp
lady sovereign "9 to 5"  | adam smith  | colonel blimp
estelle "free"  | andy hylton  | his
diskodeka "surovyiprap"  | arni jonsson  | saga film
the shapeshifters "back to basic"  | lisa lloyds  | cops and robbers
goldfrapp "black cherry"  | snorri brothers  | stink
kano "typical me"  |  andy hylton  |  exposure
jamie cullem dont stop the music”  |  daniel greaves  | mad cow films
madness  |  tony mcgee  | new era
futureheads "meantime"  | sam arthur  |  academy
soulwax one "one minute now"  | scott lyon  | oil factory
nightwich "nemo" | antti jokinen |  solar film
shy fx "feelin u"  | andy hylton |  oil factory
supergrass "lenny" | dom & nick |  oil factory
simple minds "cry"  | snorri brothers |  stink
snoop dog & tupac "wanted dead or live"  | scott kalvert |  fm rocks
big audio dynamite "punk"  | scott kalvert |  fm rocks
the cure "gone"  | steve hanft |  propaganda films
the cure "a night like this"  | steve hanft |  propaganda films
jonny cash "rusty cage" |  martyn atkins |  oil factory
nirvana "lithium"  | marc racco |  linson production
nirvana "smells like teen spirit" (live version)  | marc racco |  linson production
nirvana "polly"  | marc racco  | linson production
nirvana "breed"  | marc racco |  linson production
nirvana "jesus dont want me for a sunbeam" | marc racco |  linson production
nirvana "you know you are right" shared dp credit
guns n' roses "mr. brownstone" | marc racco  | propaganda films
guns n' roses "live and let die" | louis marciano |  uzi suicide
guns n' roses "garden" |  louis marciano  |  uzi suicide
guns n' roses "dead horse"  |  louis marciano  |  uzi suicide
guns n' roses "i don't care about you"  |  august jakobsson  |  uzi suicide
slash's snakepit "good to be alive"  | august jakobsson  | uzi suicide
duff mckagan "i love you"  | august jakobsson  |  uzi suicide
duff mckagan "believe in me"  |  august jakobsson  |  uzi suicide
artifical funk "together" |  jt | sledge
heartless crew "heartless theme" |  andy hylton  |  oil factory
sigur ros "svefn-g-englar" |  august jakobsson  |  h10
gus gus "david” |  gus gus | gus gus
funkstar/ grace jones "pull up to my bumper baby" |  antti jokinen  |  solar film
sash "adelande" |  antti jokinen |  solar film
sash w/tina cousin "around the hill" |  antti jokinen |  solar film
sash "colour the world"  | antti jokinen |  solar film
anna vissi "do for you" |  antti jokinen  | solar film
alice dj "back in my life"  |  antti jokinen |   solar film
selma "i am" |  antti jokinen |  solar film
selma "dont work on sundays" |  ragnar bragason  |  labrador
gravity kills "never" |  august jakobsson  |  fm rocks
sister machine gun burn "burn"  | august jakobsson  |  fm rocks
sister machine gun hole "hole in the ground"  | august jakobsson  |  fm rocks
jean michel / tk komuro "together now"  | august jakobsson  | tk komuro
globe "love again" | august jakobsson |  tk komuro
globe "faces places" | august jakobsson |  tk komuro
globe "precious memories" | august jakobsson |  tk komuro
dos "crazy for you" | august jakobsson |  tk komuro
yuko "mystery of sound" | august jakobsson |  tk komuro
tohko "blues on life"| august jakobsson |  tk komuro
yuko "confused memories" | august jakobsson |  tk komuro
soulhat "good to be gone" | august jakobsson |  fm rocks
deadeye dick "new age girl" | august jakobsson |  fm rocks
pride & glory "horse called war" | august jakobsson |  fm rocks
richard kotzen "mother head's reunion" | august jakobsson |  fm rocks
max a million "take your time" |  fm rocks
bushwick bill "who's the biggest" |  fm rocks
boys of paradise "run around" |  fm rocks
rocket from the crypt "born in 69" | |  steve hanft  | propaganda films
vincent rocco "rescue me" |  marc racco  |  propaganda films

a further list of credits available on request.

promo commercials:

jls |  paul caslin  |   jj stereo
the saturdays  |   paul caslin  |   jj stereo
ye-jo  |  paul caslin  |  jj stereo
shayne ward  |  ben swift & jess blake  | mercedes tv

concerts:

rammstein, rsa / live broadcast
nirvana paramount theater, seattle usa
aerosmith hippodrome de vincennes, paris france / live broadcast
lenny kravitz hippodrome de vincennes, paris france / live broadcast
blind melon mungerdorfer station, koln germany
guns n' roses hippodrome de vincennes, paris france / live broadcast
guns n' roses tokyo dome, tokyo japan
guns n' roses rose bowl, pasadena california usa
guns n' roses 136 concerts, 1991, 1992, 1993. use your illusion world tour
beck san francisco usa
beck portland usa
beck seattle usa
beck vancouver canada
slash's snakepit miami usa
tlc madison square garden, new york usa
fatboy slim höllin, reykjavik iceland
the hives höllin, reykjavik iceland
il divo mérita, spain
globe tokyo dome, tokyo japan
t. komuro / jean michel jarre eiffel tower, paris, world cup france 98
gus gus höllin, reykjavik iceland
gus gus pearl, reykjavik iceland
gus gus air castle, reykjavik iceland

a further list of credits available on request.


long form music videos & tv / dvd documentaries:

nirvana tonight sold out
b. b. king on the road with b. b. king
whitney houston waiting to exhale
tlc crazy, sexy, cool
guns n' roses 91, 92, 93 use your illusion world tour
guns n' roses the making of don't cry  | mark racco  |  uzi suicide
guns n' roses the making of november rain  | louis marciano  |  uzi suicide
guns n' roses the making of estranged  |  august jakobsson |  uzi suicide
guns n? roses the photography history 1994 |  tony vandenende
dos baby baby baby |  august jakobsson  |  tk komuro
dos more kiss |  august jakobsson  | tk komuro
globe is this love  |  august jakobsson  |  tk komuro
the sugarcubes u2 zoo tv tour
a further list of credits available on request.

feature films:

edie
sword of vengeance | james weedon | vertigo films 2015
metalhead | iceland, dir: ragnar bragason, mystery 2014
frost | reynir lingda | production company kisi, 2013
dramarama  |  dagur kári + ragnar bragason +inga lisa middleton
+ ásgrímur sverrisson + einar ?ór gunnlaugsson  |  zik zak  |  2001
levottomat |  aku louhimies  |   solar film  |  2000
fiasco  |  ragnar bragason  |   zik zak  |  1999
pop i reykjavik |  august jakobsson |   101   |   1998
behind schedule |  gísli snær erlingsson  |   art film  |  1993

short films:

uefa euro 2016 |  dir: samuel & gunnar
uefa euro 2012 | dir: jack weatherley
sub rosa | rsa |  2013
grýla  dir: tómas heiðar jóhannesson  storveldid
little rocks  dir: ninna palma
fallen angel |  jason ell  |  glass  |  2010
karlsefni  |  einar thorsteinsson  |   union  |  2010
nothing |  trevor johnson  |   h10  |   2009
work  |  jim hosking  |  partizan  |  2006

television:

atvinnumennirnir okkar 2  channel 2 iceland
all thinks nice  |  the icelandic national broadcasting service  |   2001
what ever we try  |   the icelandic national broadcasting service  |  2001
futurice  |  channel 2 iceland  |  2000
gus gus  |  channel 2 iceland  |  2000

2nd unit dp
commercials:

nike superbowl xxiv dominic sena propaganda films
dominic sena dp, august jakobsson 2nd unit dp / "b" cam operator
usps wind, snow, rain, sun dominic sena propaganda films
dominic sena dp, august jakobsson 2nd unit dp
coke cola -  new kids on the block,  dominic sena propaganda films
dominic sena dp, august jakobsson 2nd unit dp

2nd unit dp
music videos:

whitney houston - step by step, dir: paul hunter, p: fm rocks
tlc - digging on you, dir: f.gary grey, p: fm rocks, dp: daniel pearl asc
mel c - never be the same again, dir: francis lawrence dna
guns n' roses -"don?t cry" , dir: andy morahan, p: black dog, dp: daniel pearl asc
guns n' roses - "november rain" , dir: andy morahan, p: black dog, dp: daniel pearl asc
guns n' roses - "estranged" andy morahan black dog, dp: daniel pearl asc
michael bolton - "love is a wonderful thing" , dir: dominic sena, p: propaganda films

2nd unit dp
feature films:

a face to die for jack bender nbc 1996
eagle egilsson asc, august jakobsson 2nd unit dp / "b" cam operator
algorithms michael kalesniko 1995, eagle egilsson asc
august jakobsson 2nd unit dp / "b" cam operator

2nd unit dp
television:

red shoe diaries / art of loneliness rafael eisenman zalman king company 1996
eagle egilsson asc, august jakobsson 2nd unit dp / "b" cam operator
red shoe diaries / juarez lizzie borden zalman king company 1996
eagle egilsson asc, august jakobsson 2nd unit dp / "b" cam operator
red shoe diaries / forbidden zone rafael eisenman zalman king company 1996
eagle egilsson asc, august jakobsson 2nd unit dp / "b" cam operator
red shoe diaries / jump rafael eisenman zalman king company 1995
eagle egilsson asc, august jakobsson 2nd unit dp / "b" cam operator
red shoe diaries / tears zalman king zalman king company 1995
eagle egilsson asc, august jakobsson 2nd unit dp / "b" cam operator
red shoe diaries / luscious lola stephen halbert zalman king company 1994
eagle egilsson asc, august jakobsson 2nd unit dp / "b" cam operator
red shoe diaries / mercy zalman king zalman king company 1994
eagle egilsson asc, august jakobsson 2nd unit dp / "b" cam operator

directors:

jeff low  augusto de fraga  jonas akerlund  samuel & gunnar  dougal wilson  jim gilchrist  james griffiths
lynn fox  nima nourizadeh  tom carty  paul shearer  dom & nick  scott lyon
brian lee hughes  peter pattaneo   nick livesy  smith & foulkes  pedro
romhanyi  huse  andy morahan  jim hosking steven reeves  nick lewin  jon
harvey  ben sadley  neil gorringe  tim pope  stephen butler  caswell coggins
henry littlechild  ben sedley  samuel & christopher  ben dawkins  arni jonsson
lalli jonsson  james howarth  brian baderman  yoichi narita  kjetill  julian gibbs
will clarke  albert  paul caslin  susie roberson  johnny maginn  marc charach
chris mudge  ichiro tani  alex & liane  antti jokinen  snorri brothers
diamond dogs  charles mehling  jt  barnaby roper  ben ib   mike & robin
andy hylton  adam smith  lisa lloyds  ben swift & jess blake  daniel greaves
tony mcgee  sam arthur  martyn atkins  marc racco  louis marciano  zalman king
stephen halbert  rafael eisenman  scott kalvert  steve hanft  paul hunter
francis lawrence  f. gary gray  ahmed beck

production companies:

rsa  outsider  hsi  mjz  academy  blink  partizan  great guns  gorgeous
paul weiland  sterntag  red stink  colonel blimp  black dog moxie biscuit films  
believe media  bakery films  stink  true north  crossroads  radical media  smith &
jones  hungry man  chelsea pictures  stillking  marken film  saga film  h2
productions  republik  annex films  thomas thomas  another film company  
premier heure  park iv  therapy films  godman  kream  channel 4  red bee
mother  love  oki  palma pictures  play films  mustard  small family business
nibankohboh production  otto production  nexus  home  draw pictures
jj stereo  fm rocks  streetgang films  hsi  pulse films  mrs grey  factory films
flynn  cops and robbers  exposure  tk komuro  oil factory  nbc  cbs
solar film  zik zak  dna  propaganda films  made in iceland films

clients:

uefa 2euro 2012 ea sport  nike  adidias  beats by dre  coca-cola  mcdonald's  land rover  ford  toyota
vw  mitsubishi  opel  hyundai  subaru  suzuki  hsbc  pringles  smirnoff
vodafone  bt  barclays  allianz  mastercard  visa powerade  t-mobile  orange
3 mobile  118 118  phones 4 u  tesco  nintendo  clarks  mars  tuborg
thomas cook  pringles  cadbury  nestle  sony  rac  b&q  kfc  phillip samsung
prudential  johnson & johnson  canon  tango  tic tac  virgin holidays  eon
hovis  muller  toshiba  icelandair   playstation  silverspoon  giotto ferreo
konami  kenwood  oxfam  icelandic telecom  finland lotto  danske  bank
arion bank  landsbank  citroen  unicef

August Jakobsson
August Jakobsson