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.
NEW TEASER TRAILER!!!
Thanks to all who helped for the second phase of production on the film!
Post production begins in September. Stay tuned!
Exclusive clips of footage were shown at ‘The Viking Women Symposium’ at the annual Jorvik Viking Festival in York, England.
2018 was a successful year in moving from pre-production to production. I was able to shoot many hours of interviews and fighting footage throughout the year, including the summer markets, which were fantastic.
I met with Dr. Jóhanna Fridriksdottir, a writer and Old Norse expert who will contribute her knowledge for much of the historical segment of the film. A native Icelander with a doctorate from Oxford (2010), Jóhanna has already written a monograph about women in Old Norse literature – now a key item of bibliography widely cited in the Old Norse field.
Fridriksdottir is an active scholar who is up to speed with the latest findings, not just in literature and history but also archaeology and other relevant fields. Much of the historical segment will come from her upcoming book, Valkyrie: Viking Women In Life and Ledgend, to be published in 2019 by I.B. Tauris.
Local News Coverage of Documentary in Ribe, DK
Article by uegavisen.dk
Ribepige elsker at være med i vikingekampene
THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our Kickstarter!!!
We raised $10,000 UDS to make a teaser trailer and work on pre-production. I humbly thank you for your support!
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.)