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The Wild Huntsman

A young Viking is lured into a deep, dark forest by a mysterious girl who is more than she appears to be, and the Wild Huntsman is on her trail.

  • Joshua Warren
  • Joshua Warren
  • Joshua Warren
  • Thor Rosland
    Key Cast
    "The Huntsman"
    The Pendragon Cycle, The Beard Struggle
  • Vegard Heggelund
    Key Cast
    "Young Viking"
  • Helen Sertsu
    Key Cast
    "Mystery Girl"
  • Pål Gunnar Eid Gribbestad
    Key Cast
  • Zacharias Wolfe
  • Mikael Brønmo Hansen
    Director of Photography
  • Kevin Nordlander
    1st Assistant Director
  • Sindre Hjelmen
    Sound Recording
  • Guilherme Filipe
    Visual Effects
  • Joshua Warren
  • Anders Bibow Olsen
    Post Production Sound
  • Kevin Nordlander
    Colour Correction
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    5 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 18, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,800 USD
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  • Pensacon Short Film Festival
    Pensacola, Florida
    United States
    February 18, 2022
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
    Fargo, North Dakota
    United States
    October 2, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Joshua Warren

Joshua Warren has been fascinated by cinema and literature ever since he was a child when he spent most of his free time either drawing, writing or making amateur short films with his schoolmates. He has written, produced and directed several shorts films in both the UK and in Norway. He is also a self-published novelist.

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Director Statement

I've always been fascinated by fairy-tales, folk tales and myths from across the world. I'm especially fascinated by symbolic archetypes, doubly so when they appear across borders in the myths of neighbouring cultures. While looking for inspiration for my next short film I came across the Danish/German folk tale of "The Fairy Hunter", a simple story about a hunter that kills an elf-girl. Meanwhile, I came across the British legend of Herne the hunter, an antlered huntsman who is believed to be an incarnation of both the Celtic god Cernunnos and the head of the Norse gods; Odin—the latter of which is also the leader of the Wild Hunt. With these discoveries I decided to create my own cross-cultural archetype myth, and to film it in my hometown of Stavanger in Norway, which I knew would not only provide me with beautiful nature scenery, but also a genuine Iron Age farmhouse. As such the finished film follows an historically accurate Viking-age farm boy as he is briefly drawn into another realm where he will encounter a pair of supernatural beings not quite definable by any one culture.