After 8 weeks of shooting, principal photography for European and South African production, "Northmen - A Viking Saga
" has now wrapped.
The extensive crew and international cast have battled the elements on the shores and in the valleys of South Africa, which replicated the backdrop of the Scottish Highlands where the Viking Saga is set.
Ralph Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, commented:
“We are extremely pleased to have wrapped principal photography and are very proud of what we have achieved. Although we had to combat some harsh weather conditions – which were ultimately great for the production but very hard on our cast and crew – we were able to produce spectacular images. This is thanks to the exceptional hard work and talents of our outstanding staff and extraordinary cast. I am sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of our international star cast in the future”.
Northmen is directed by Claudio Fäh and the global cast includes the UK’s Tom Hopper (Knights of Badassdom, Black Sails, Merlin), Australia’s Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, The Right Kind of Wrong), Irish actress Charlie Murphy (Philomena, The Village) and up and coming British star Ed Skrein (The Sweeney, Ill Manors, Game of Thrones).
This epic adventure saga also features Ken Duken (Das Adlon, Inglorious Basterds), Anatole Taubman (Quantum of Solace, The Tudors) and Screen International Star of Tomorrow James Norton (Rush, Belle).
A band of Vikings are stranded behind enemy lines on the coast of Alba as their longboat goes down in a dreadful storm. Their only chance of survival is to find a path to the Viking settlement, Danelag, traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land they have never known.
The journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Alba sends his most feared mercenaries after them. But when the Vikings meet a kind Christian Monk who preaches with his sword, the hunters become the hunted as the Vikings set deadly traps, mercilessly decimating their pursuers one by one, culminating in a final and deadly encounter.
Warriors from left to right: Darrell D'Silva, Leo Gregory, Charlie Murphy, Tom Hopper and Ryan Kwanten. Photo credit: Northmen Facebook
Fun Fact: In 2010, Australians in Film awarded Ryan Kwanten with the Breakthrough Award at an exclusive celebration at the Thompson Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.
Pictured: Ryan Kwanten with Heath Ledger Scholarship winner Bella Heathcote and fellow Breakthrough Award recipient, Chris Hemsworth.