SYNOPSIS: As three Viking leaders come together for a momentous joining of clans, their ceremony is disrupted by a violent murder. Rune (Anna Ballantine), the daughter of one of the leaders, foresees a broader conspiracy and that dark forces are at play. She must work to uncover the plot that threatens to destroy the union and all those involved.
Having been impressed by a script that they had sent us previously, we commissioned writers Greg Stewart and Chris Hampson to come up with a Viking film and talked through some potential ideas with them. I enjoyed the highly collaborative experience working on the script with them and director Charles Donnelly who was stepping up to direct having previously worked with us as DoP. The result was Loki’s Game, a twisty ensemble film that draws from Viking mythology and weaves that into an intense, intricately-plotted, conspiracy thriller.
One of the more ambitious projects I’ve worked on in terms of the production design, as we built a fortified viking village as well as a full-size viking longhouse set, where most of the action takes place. It was another cold and muddy shoot, but on this occasion it really added to the foreboding and mythical atmosphere of the film. The last day filming on Oxwich Bay Beach was memorable for the powerful winds that destroyed a couple of gazebos and left us scrambling to keep equipment dry, but as soon as we decided it was time to pull the plug, the sun came out and gave a stunning, sunny and hazy backdrop against which we shot the final scene.