This trailer is the product of a ten day shoot in Iceland during January of 2015. The key creatives and principal cast pooled our resources to create this visually stunning representation of the film. You might notice a few things:
Our entire cast is Icelandic. All of the locations are Icelandic. The crew is Icelandic. Writer/Director Max Gold has interwoven the classic fairy tale with Icelandic folklore because Iceland is not just a setting, it is part of our film's identity. Oh, and one more thing:
Our antagonist is bigger and badder than ever, brought to life by the world's strongest man Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson aka "The Mountain" from Game of Thrones.
In addition to this trailer, we will provide project update videos that introduce you to the key creatives behind and in front of the camera.
The resources that we're seeking to raise with this Kickstarter campaign are a pivotal first step toward securing the budget that we need to make this the right way. Thank you so much for your support!
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Risks and challenges
Shooting for ten days in sub-zero temperatures and sideways blizzards was certainly a challenge. But executing the trailer during the harshest time of year was a huge opportunity to prepare all of us for what it means to make a film in Iceland! We are collaborating with an Icelandic crew who knows exactly what they're up against, and now so do we.
The creative team is in place and the principal roles have been cast; the film has taken on a life of its own. Financing will kick the mechanism into gear, and the resources that we secure on Kickstarter are a key step towards making that happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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