Magazine article Screen International

Vikings Conquer Zurich Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Vikings Conquer Zurich Film Festival

Article excerpt

The cast and director of Northmen: A Viking Saga sailed into Zurich at the weekend to discuss their ambitious epic, easily among Switzerland's biggest films to date.

Director Claudio Fah described the opportunity to direct the $10.5m action film as a "dream come true":

"When Ascot Elite asked me whether I wanted to make this film it was always a pretty simple answer. Who wouldn't want to? When we got going it became evident to me that the epic material spoke to me and ticked many boxes."

"It is quite unique to make a film out of Switzerland that has broad international appeal," he continued about the film,which has sold to a number of mainstream distributors including eOne in a multi-territory. "It's a rarity these days."

The actors agreed that each and every day on shoot was a physical challenge.

Actor Ed Skrein, a former Screen Star of Tomorrow recently cast in the reboot of the Transporter franchise, said of the process:

"It was a very immersive project. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.