With director Reynir Lyngdal’s icy thriller Frost set for its Los Angeles premiere Thursday, October 10, at 7:45pm at Screamfest, read on for our exclusive chat with producer Ingvar Thordarson along with the trailer and a new still!
Produced by Thordarson and Julius Kemp from a script by Jon Atli Jonasson, Frost stars Anna Gunndis Gudmundsdottir and Björn Thors and revolves around a young couple, physiologist Agla and filmmaker Gunnar, who wake up at a glacier drilling camp only to find it mysteriously abandoned and their co-workers gone. While searching for the lost team, they realize they’re up against an unknown and deadly force.
Chatting with Thordarson (who previously produced the 2009 horror feature Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre, itself a previous Screamfest selection), he stated of what drew him to Frost, “The script writer came to me, and immediately after reading it I decided to do it. It fit the mythology of Iceland, and you never know what is frozen in the glaciers.”
Given the locale, “It was a very, very challenging shoot,” he offered. “We filmed the entire movie on one of the most dangerous glaciers in the world, and the weather was crazy, but that was what we wanted. But sometimes it was too much. One day the famous Greenland Storm hit us, and it took us twelve hours to get to our camp, when it would usually take three to four. We had a fantastic crew and actors though!”
As for what “unknown and deadly force” audiences should expect within Frost, Thordarson teased, “For 1,000 years something has been frozen in the glacier, and it will affect the whole world. We always saw this as a franchise so this is only the start. Beware.”
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