Filming begins in Westman Islands on Iceland/Poland co-pro Wolka

"I’ve never shot in Iceland and I’m really looking forward to this experience"

The volcanic landscape of Westman Islands in Iceland is providing the backdrop for filming on Wolka, a crime drama from Iceland’s Sagafilm and Poland’s Film Produkcja. Filming began on 6 August, with 22 shooting days in Iceland, and wraps with a five-day stint in Poland. 

Directed by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson, Wolka tells the story of Anna, who gets released from a Polish prison. Once free, Anna pursues her goal to find one woman on the remote island. Polish actor Olga Bołądź stars as Anna. 

Producer and CEO of Sagafilm Hilmar Sigurðsson said: “The feature is a first of its kind in Iceland - a story about, with and around the Polish minority in Iceland. We’re extremely happy to get the cameras rolling on this exciting project since earlier in August. 

The feature is produced by Sigurðsson and Beggi Jónsson from Sagafilm and Stanislaw Dziedzic from Film Produkcja and co-produced by Human Ark and Sound Making. It is supported by the Icelandic Film Centre and the Polish Film Institute

“I’m very glad that after serious obstacles we have decided with Hilmar to greenlight the project. I’ve never shot in Iceland and I’m really looking forward to this experience. The whole Polish talents and technical crew is very excited about this new challenge” added Dziedzic. 

Filming begins in Westman Islands on Iceland/Poland co-pro Wolka
Olga Bołądź in Wolka, via Sagafilm
Filming begins in Westman Islands on Iceland/Poland co-pro Wolka
Olga Bołądź in Wolka, via Sagafilm

The volcanic landscape of Westman Islands in Iceland is providing the backdrop for filming on Wolka, a crime drama from Iceland’s Sagafilm and Poland’s Film Produkcja. Filming began on 6 August, with 22 shooting days in Iceland, and wraps with a five-day stint in Poland. 

Directed by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson, Wolka tells the story of Anna, who gets released from a Polish prison. Once free, Anna pursues her goal to find one woman on the remote island. Polish actor Olga Bołądź stars as Anna. 

Producer and CEO of Sagafilm Hilmar Sigurðsson said: “The feature is a first of its kind in Iceland - a story about, with and around the Polish minority in Iceland. We’re extremely happy to get the cameras rolling on this exciting project since earlier in August. 

The feature is produced by Sigurðsson and Beggi Jónsson from Sagafilm and Stanislaw Dziedzic from Film Produkcja and co-produced by Human Ark and Sound Making. It is supported by the Icelandic Film Centre and the Polish Film Institute

“I’m very glad that after serious obstacles we have decided with Hilmar to greenlight the project. I’ve never shot in Iceland and I’m really looking forward to this experience. The whole Polish talents and technical crew is very excited about this new challenge” added Dziedzic. 

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