Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson started working in the film and TV business at a young age, first as an assistant cameraman at RÚV (National Broadcast Service) 1997, later at Skjár einn (a private TV channel) where he was one of its first employees.
Jóhann shot his first full feature in 2009. A year later he shot “Jitters” a critically acclaimed film, for which he got his first Edda nomination. Later came films like ”Life in a fishbowl” which won 12 Edda Awards, Including Best cinematography, and “Let me fall” Edda nominated for cinematography.
Jóhann has also shot many TV drama series Including: Case (shown on BBC4), Ordinary people, Black sands (Int. sales) and Fractures (Int. Sales).
Currently Jóhann shares his time domestically and abroad. He lives in Reykjavík withs partner Katrín Ósk and their two children.