Seidr

During the late Scandinavian Viking Age a type of Old Norse sorcery was being practiced - Seidr
An animal-like viking slaughters other viking warriors in order to get to a ritualistic shaman woman whom he lusts after..

  • Andrew Gramsch
    Director
  • Steven Hammon
    Writer
  • Andrew Gramsch
    Producer
  • Michelle Gramsch
    Producer
  • Robert Reitano
    Key Cast
  • Sharde Anne
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Ian Pope
    Key Cast
  • Gabriel Stoltz
    Key Cast
  • Guy Williams
    Key Cast
  • Chris Turner
    Key Cast
  • Tanis Alia
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Andrew Gramsch

Andrew Gramsch has significant experience both behind the camera and in front of the lens. Andrew started his film experience right after graduating high school by pursuing acting. A meeting with Queensland Casting Director Tom McSweeney expanded Andrew’s world when he recommended he also embark into filmmaking from seeing the quality of his own showreel material. He transitioned into production on corporate, promotional, doco, short film and advertisement work for Vismo Productions Pty Ltd, predominately using Red EPIC Cinema cameras. He was then head hunted to work with the New York Film Academy where he has built a substantial list of major contacts over the past 4 and a half years. Andrew's main passion is being an actor's director. As a managed screen performer himself, he can appreciate what the actor needs to fulfil their role, peeling away the actor's layers to reveal whatever performance is needed to satisfy the vision of the project. His preferred content is underdog plots and characters with rich backstories which seep through adding depth to the story in powerful ways. Among his stories, he likes to provoke the audience to look within and judge themselves while viewing, rather than just 'showing' them a film.

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Director Statement

What I enjoy about this project was the challenge of achieving a film of VIKING culture and mythology, that was all set outdoors on location, in a time and place very foreign from Australia, with period piece wardrobe, visual effects, fight choreography, weapons and stunts, a foreign dialect and evolving special effects from start to finish.
Shot over 3.5 days with up to 6 weeks between shoot days, we were rained out on the first day and bypassed winter to shoot in the spring time to accommodate cast and crew availabilities.
As a filmmaker, those odds can often end a project before it has had a chance to begin, however I feel so privileged to have worked with such a great and talented cast and crew to bring an origin story of such ambiguous nature to life. I'm eternally grateful of the outcome and hope this unHollywood version of a viking genre film sheds some light on this brief and historically rich moment of Scandinavian history.