Arni & Kinski have eclectic experience as artists. Icelandic natives, the two are drawn to extremes – unlikely combinations that produce magical results.
They began making a name for themselves co-directing award-winning music videos, TV documentaries and commercials in their hometown of Reykjavik. In 2002, they helmed signature campaigns for Hummer, Mercedes-Benz, GMC, Macy’s, Acura, Budweiser, Coors, Dockers and Old Navy, as well as music videos for The Editors, Snow Patrol, Iggy Pop, The Used, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, Cafe’ Tacuba, and Travis, among others. Still, their most moving and memorable work might be their videos for fellow Icelanders, Sigur Ros, where Arni & Kinski blend emotionally powerful human storytelling with pure aesthetic beauty.
Their promo for Glosoli won Best Rock Video at the London-based CAD Awards in 2006 and was also voted one of the best videos by Flaunt Magazine. Gobbledigook was a Best Rock Video nominee at the 2008 UK Music Video Awards and the 2009 SXSW Awards.