“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
Creative Director

Elfar began his career producing films in his native Iceland before moving to London where he shifted his focus to writing and directing. He studied filmmaking at the Met Film School in London and trained as a director with acclaimed directing coach Judith Weston at the Director’s Studio in Los Angeles. Elfar has helped develop a diversified slate of international indie films and will release his directorial debut, END OF SENTENCE, in early 2019. Following, Elfar is scheduled to direct his screenplay adaptation of SUMMERLIGHT… AND THEN THE NIGHT by celebrated author Jon Kalmann Stefansson, which was awarded the Icelandic Literary Awards. Elfar’s non-dialogue short film, SAILCLOTH, starring late revered actor John Hurt, was shortlisted for the 2012 Academy Awards Oscars and BAFTA and won numerous international accolades. 


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.