Christmas Star teaser art

Unless you live in Norway, you have not seen Journey to the Christmas Star yet, so why not enjoy these wonderful conceptual artworks? Concept art is not only a way to convey ideas, imagination and concepts, but also serve as design guidelines for the set decorator, wardrobe department, CGI artists and the props crew. Even…

Scandinavians in Hollywood, part 3

With more and more genre films coming from Scandinavia and the Nordic region, Hollywood is getting a taste of fresh new talent and has hired both directors and actors for major upcoming projects. Here’s a look at some Scandinavians who you can see on the small or big screen – mostly the big screen, actually…

Scandinavians in Hollywood, part 2

With more and more genre films coming from Scandinavia and the Nordic region, Hollywood is getting a taste of fresh new talent and has hired both directors and actors for major upcoming projects. Two years ago, we reported on several Scandinavians who were either directing or acting in major US films, or at least involved…

The CGI of Iron Sky

Iron Sky is a dark science fiction comedy directed by Timo Vuorensola with CG supervised by Samuli Torssonen. The film is created in the wake of the cult series Star Wreck which parodies a litle US series of a similar name. By Paul Hellard After the completion of the zero budget Star Wreck parody series…

The horror of a viking son

Ask someone if they can name a handful of Icelandic horror movies, and most people will scratch their heads and raise their shoulders, including Icelandic film fans. With two horror films under his belt, director Vidar Vikingsson is responsible for a large portion of Iceland’s fearful films. It says a lot about a country’s film…

The Dal Brothers – an introduction

In the late 1970s, a comedy trio created what was to become an entertainment phenomenon and a reference point in Norwegian popular culture. The Dal Brothers franchise mixed adventure, fantasy, sci-fi and comedy in a way never done before or after in the Nordic countries. In Norway, everyone knows the comedy trio KLM. Made up…

Julie Ege on Seven Golden Vampires

Cult movies. What Quentin Tarantino was brought up on, and what many actors got their breaks in. Some even made entire careers out of them, such as Peter Cushing who starred in Legend of the seven golden vampires among many other movies. Get acquainted with that movie here, with a little help from co-star Julie…