Baldur, the most beloved of the Norse gods, is plagued with baneful dreams. With each passing night, the dreams grow worse and eventually prophecies his death. When news of this reaches his mother Frigg, the beautiful all-knowing queen of Asgard, she sets out on a desperate journey to save her son. Despite her strenuous efforts, which takes her all throughout the nine worlds, the anguished mother soon learns that no one can escape fate's iron grip. Not even gods.
This is a story about a parent's love for their son, and that parent doing everything in their power to save their son, even though they know they can't. It's a family drama at heart, with gods as characters and a touch of magic.
Why I want to make this film:
I have always loved the Norse myths. To me, they stand alone in all lore with their unbelievably imaginative creatures and realms. These very elements are what inspired The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which, probably not surprisingly, are my favorite films. The Norse gods are not these divine, superior, untouchable entities like, for example, the Greek gods are. While they are certainly divine beings and do not live in our realm, the Norse gods are incredibly human. They love. They hate. They die. They make mistakes. And most human of all, they are imperfect. Just like us.
Why this film needs to be made:
Aside from my deep love for the lore, I want to make this film because Norse culture is noticeably absent in western cinema. This is a shame, because audiences are missing out on such an amazing, imaginative culture. Through this film, I hope to help people understand how important these Norse myths are to our own culture, and to oppose its unfortunate (and inaccurate) rightist interpretations. I want to re-evaluate these extraordinary tales with a strong feminist approach that shatters the classic mindlessly violent Viking stereotype, while revealing the true heart and spirit of this remarkable culture.
How the hell am I going to shoot this?
Though this is a massive undertaking, I have gathered an amazing crew and team of special effect artists who are as dedicated to the film as I am. I have also found numerous shooting locations right here in New York city, such as the crypt of the Church of Intercession. However, we still need to make costumes/props, buy permits for shooting, feed the actors/crew, etc. Being such a large-scale fantasy film, we need a little help with the budget. Any help you can give would be immensely appreciated - absolutely no donation is too small! Please help create a film that will finally enlighten audiences about a long forgotten culture.
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