‘A young Viking called Vitharr (Dean Ridge) arrives in Britain with dreams of conquest and adventure, but when his family and clan are ambushed and killed, he must survive alone in this strange, dangerous new land as he searches for his Uncle’s settlement and evades the Saxon warlord, Wyman (Ross O’Hennessy) who killed his family.’
THE LOST VIKING was the first film that I wrote for Tornado Studios, a company who specialise in making period action/adventure films. Collaborating with the director Emmet Cummins and co-writer Victor Mawer we set out to make ‘Rambo: First Blood’ for the Viking era, but the idea grew and expanded far beyond the simple chase film we had set out to write. It became an episodic mini-epic based loosely on the character of Vitharr, from Norse mythology as he travels the land and is gradually transformed by the people he meets and trials he faces.
It was a tough shoot – entirely outside in some difficult to reach locations in the Welsh countryside, but we really put every penny we had on the screen with the help of an incredibly supportive and enthusiastic cast and crew.