Margret Dagmar Ericsdóttir is a Business major with an MBA degree from the Florida Institute of Technology. For years Margret had a very successful career in business and held various executive positions in Icelandic companies.
In 1997 Margret's youngest son Keli was born. Soon after his birth it was apparent that something was not right and Keli was diagnosed as being severely autistic at the age of four. The sudden and profound changes in her family prompted Margret to shift her focus from career-related pursuits to caring for Keli.
Margret has dedicated her time and effort to pursuing different treatments in the hope of bettering the life of her son. Her determination to help Keli and other families with autistic children led her to make a documentary film about autism.In 2006 Margret founded Frontier Filmworks, an Icelandic film production company whose goal is to make films that can create a real and lasting difference in our world. Drawing on her experience as a mother of an autistic child, Margret sought out the world´s leading experts on autism, as well as families who, like her own, have children * stricken with autism. The documentary, entitled A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism (a.k.a The Sunhine Boy) follows her remarkable journey which explores autism and will hopefully help to spread awareness on the syndrome.
A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism (a.k.a The Sunhine Boy) is the first of many similar film projects that Frontier Filmworks is planning.