Are you like me? Have you felt an emptiness in your life because no one has ever made a Black Metal Viking Biker-film With Zombies? Have you given up hope that this void will ever be filled? Well, don’t give up! Stop thinking about opening your femoral artery with a straight razor and just bleeding out with tears in your eyes over the cruelty of life — a brighter day is just around the corner! Your hopeless dreams may yet come true.
Yes, it’s true. A Black Metal Viking Biker-film With Zombies is in pre-production. Its title is Saga, and it stars none other than Ted Skjellum, better known to metal fans as Nocturno Culto, one of the Darkthrone duo, a member of Sarke, and a former stalwart in Satyricon. This isn’t Skjellum’s first adventure in film-making — in 2007 he released a documentary film about black metal and life in Norway called The Misanthrope — but as far as I know, it’s his first turn as an actor. He will be collaborating with writer, producer, director and photographer Jorn Steen.
In Saga, Culto will play a director of metal music videos who makes a feature-length Viking movie based upon the northern classic Eyrbyggja Saga. In the story, a dead Viking breaks out of his tomb during filming and terrorizes the locals at the shooting location. Culto will also get to ride a Moto Guzzi in the film.
Is your heart skipping a beat over this news? Well, don’t get too excited just yet, because although all the actors are lined up and the locations are being prepared, there’s still a need for money. Isn’t there always. But you can help!
The Saga team have set up a crowd-funding site where they are trying to raise 40,000 Euro; goodies are offered to donors, of course. Go HERE to contribute. And you can keep track of the movie’s progress by following it on Facebook via this link.
According to the Saga Facebook page, it appears that there is also a chance the movie will be funded in part through a grant, which will depend on the outcome of a May 14 political decision in the Grenland district of Telemark, a county in southern Norway where most of Saga’s filming will take place. Fingers crossed!
Here are Nocturno Culto and Jorn Steen describing the movie project and the crowd-funding campaign. I hope the lighting in the movie will be better than in this video. 🙂