Valhalla movie wraps Nordic filming

Danish movie Valhalla has wrapped filming in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Norway, with support from multiple Nordic sources.

Danish movie Valhalla has wrapped filming in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Norway, with support from multiple Nordic sources.

Set during the time of the Vikings, the story follows two children who are taken by Norse gods Thor and Loki – not to be confused with Marvel’s iterations of the characters – to the gods’ home of Asgard where they help avoid the end of the world.

Valhalla movie wraps Nordic filming
Valhalla

The production is based on the Danish Valhalla comic book series, first co-authored and illustrated by Peter Madsen in 1979.

Valhalla’s producers were considering a shoot in Hungary before being awarded the equivalent of €540,000 from the Copenhagen Film Fund. This helped secure four weeks of filming at a studio in the Danish capital, as well as post-production work.

“There is a sharp competition between countries to attract films and television productions, so if Denmark does not offer incentives and make it attractive for the productions to produce here, we will lose both economically and culturally,” said Thomas Gammeltoft, CEO of the Copenhagen Film Fund.

Valhalla has a total budget of around €4.6m, according to a Screen report, with 40% of its funding coming from international sources including Film I Skane in Sweden and the Icelandic Film Centre.

“The film’s infrastructure, the talented film crew and fantastic locations exist in Denmark and it is important that we as a film industry also have the opportunity to keep major film productions in the country so that the necessary skills are maintained and developed,” said Jacob Jarek, producer and co-founder of production company Profile Pictures.

“Of course, a film about Nordic mythology must be filmed in the north and not Hungary.”

Denmark has an annual fund equivalent to around €1.6m that is invested in international co-productions through the Danish Film Institute. The Copenhagen Film Fund supports co-productions shooting in the capital and has invested the equivalent of around €8.7m over the past four years.

See KFTV's productuion guide for more on filming in Denmark.

Image: Profile Pictures

Valhalla movie wraps Nordic filming
Valhalla

Danish movie Valhalla has wrapped filming in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Norway, with support from multiple Nordic sources.

Set during the time of the Vikings, the story follows two children who are taken by Norse gods Thor and Loki – not to be confused with Marvel’s iterations of the characters – to the gods’ home of Asgard where they help avoid the end of the world.

The production is based on the Danish Valhalla comic book series, first co-authored and illustrated by Peter Madsen in 1979.

Valhalla’s producers were considering a shoot in Hungary before being awarded the equivalent of €540,000 from the Copenhagen Film Fund. This helped secure four weeks of filming at a studio in the Danish capital, as well as post-production work.

“There is a sharp competition between countries to attract films and television productions, so if Denmark does not offer incentives and make it attractive for the productions to produce here, we will lose both economically and culturally,” said Thomas Gammeltoft, CEO of the Copenhagen Film Fund.

Valhalla has a total budget of around €4.6m, according to a Screen report, with 40% of its funding coming from international sources including Film I Skane in Sweden and the Icelandic Film Centre.

“The film’s infrastructure, the talented film crew and fantastic locations exist in Denmark and it is important that we as a film industry also have the opportunity to keep major film productions in the country so that the necessary skills are maintained and developed,” said Jacob Jarek, producer and co-founder of production company Profile Pictures.

“Of course, a film about Nordic mythology must be filmed in the north and not Hungary.”

Denmark has an annual fund equivalent to around €1.6m that is invested in international co-productions through the Danish Film Institute. The Copenhagen Film Fund supports co-productions shooting in the capital and has invested the equivalent of around €8.7m over the past four years.

See KFTV's productuion guide for more on filming in Denmark.

Image: Profile Pictures

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