“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”

- ingmar bergman


about us


Founded by filmmaker Elfar Adalsteins in 2007, Berserk Films is an independent content development company focused on creating compelling stories for cinema and television. 

In the past we have collaborated with international producers and agencies in bringing indie film projects to life and we will soon release our first in-house developed feature film, END OF SENTENCE, starring renowned actors John Hawkes, Logan Lerman and Sarah Bolger.

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The team


Elfar Adalsteins
Writer, Director & Producer

Elfar began producing feature films in his native country of Iceland before moving to the UK where he shifted his focus to writing and directing. He studied filmmaking at the Met Film School at Ealing Studios and trained with renowned directing coach Judith Weston at the Director’s Studio in Los Angeles.

Elfar has helped develop and make a diverse slate of indie films and his non-dialogue short film, ‘Sailcloth’, starring the late acclaimed actor John Hurt, was shortlisted for the 2012 Academy Awards Oscars and BAFTAS and won numerous other international awards.

His next scheduled film is directing his screenplay adaptation of the award winning novel ‘Summerlight & Then Comes the Night’ by celebrated author Jón Kalman Stefánsson.


Pauline Brookes
Operations Director

Pauline received her Master’s in Communications at University of the Arts London and is passionate about storytelling and creating interesting content in various forms. With a background in digital media and project management, Pauline oversees operations and development at Berserk Films.