Viking Women: The Crying Bones tells the story of fierce women fighters on the modern Viking scene. Through interviews with the fighters, archeologists and historians a radical picture of Viking Women will be depicted and fact will be illuminated from fiction.
We shot many hours of footage during the March trip consisting of interviews, discussions, individual group trainings, as well as the RIPA International Training Weekend at Ribe Viking Center. This 60 seconds barely scratches the surface of what we are currently editing and what is to come during our summer production. Stay tuned!
I began creating a body of photographs of Viking Women reenactors in 2016. This is a sneak peek at the work in progress. I plan to publish a monograph of these images in the coming year. Under no circumstances should they be posted on social media or published anywhere. Thanks! (These are under the sole copyright of myself, Ash Thayer.)
News and updates on production and press.
THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our Kickstarter!!! We raised $10,000 UDS to make a teaser trailer and work on pre-production. From the bottom of our heats to the tips of our spears, we humbly thank you for your support!
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We need your help to tell this story. Donations will go towards funding production of the film. Specifically, we need funding for hiring crew and travel expenses for our upcoming shoot dates in 2019 in Scandinavia. We plan to continue shooting: interviews with fighters, re-enactors, historians, and archaeologists, two international trainings in March, held in preparation for three of the largest annual Viking Markets in Western Europe during the summer months of July and August.
The lives and roles of women in Viking history are somewhat mysterious and convoluted in popular culture. We hope to clear up misconceptions, educate viewers on authenticity and provide a platform for historians and archaeologists to shed light on current debates. In context and contrast we will dive deep into the world of women who fight in the sport of Western Viking fighting alongside men, who simultaneously reenact various aspects of Viking Era lifestyles.
Thank you for all the support we have already received! We are so excited to continue working on this project and depicting history and exploring a relatively unknown sport and subculture.
We have set up a PayPal Pool to donate to this project. The donate button will take you there. Remember, no donation is too small.