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Biography

Elli Cassata was born in Reykjavík in 1978. His career in the film industry began at Pegasus Pictures in 1998 where he set up an equipment rental company, supplying cameras, lights and grip equipment from London’s Arri Group to the Icelandic industry. From 1998 to 2003, he also worked as a PA, grip, and focus puller while managing the Arri rental business.
From 2003 to 2007, Elli worked as an in-house DOP for Pegasus Pictures, working with Pegasus’ stable of directors to complete over 80 commercials. In 2007, Elli left Pegasus to work as a freelance DOP, working on numerous commercials around the world with both Icelandic and international directors on formats including 35mm, 16mm and red one.

Elli’s clients include

MP Banki ♦ Icelandic Telecom ♦ Kea ♦ Noi Siríus ♦ National Lottery ♦ Hámark ♦ Icelandair ♦ Iceland Express ♦ Glitnir Bank ♦ Kaupþing Bank ♦ Landsbankinn ♦ Byr Bank ♦ Spron Bank ♦ Islandsbanki ♦ Arion Bank ♦ SS Hotdogs ♦ Eimskip Samkip ♦ RTC ♦ Vís Insurance ♦ TM Insurance ♦ Sjóvá Insurance ♦ Vodafone ♦ Toyota ♦ Nova Telecom ♦ Canon ♦ Kringlan Shopping Mall ♦ Cancer Research ♦ Channel II ♦ Channel I ♦ Screen One ♦ Hive ♦ skyr.is ♦ Coca Cola ♦ X977 Radio ♦ H&M ♦ Rowels ♦ Dominos Pizza ♦ Securitas ♦ Yellow Pages ♦ VR Union ♦ Mastercard ♦ Thule Beer ♦ Gold Beer ♦ Kodak ♦ SPV Bank ♦ 10-11 Supermarket ♦ Security Centre

Elli has worked on music videos for

Salin S Trabant ♦ Eberg ♦ Gianna Nannini ♦ Boys in a Band ♦ Dr Spock

Elli has worked with the following directors

Reynir Lyngdal ♦ Larus JonssonArni Thor Jonsson ♦ Styrmir Sigurdsson ♦
Samuel and Gunnar ♦ Silja Hauksdottir ♦ Gulli Magi ♦ Gus Olafsson ♦
Pall Grimsson ♦ David Yates ♦ Hannes Halldorsson ♦ Gudjon Jonsson ♦
Viggo Jonsson ♦ Daniel Freyr Atlason ♦ Arni Olafur Asgeirsson ♦ Pall Grimsson ♦ Denni Karlsson ♦ Kal Karman ♦ Vernie Yeung ♦ Gunnar Bjorn

Elli has worked with the following production companies

Pegasus Pictures ♦ Republik Films ♦ Saga Film ♦ Factory Films ♦
Basecamp ♦ Panarctica ♦ PSB Film ♦ Garage ♦ RSA ♦ Chanel Four