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Total Awesome Viking Power

When Viking role player Vidar is sidelined to "the land of the dead" he seeks help of the god Odin, who agrees to teach Vidar the ways of the Vikings if he takes him to a mystical Runestone. Together they embark on a journey that will test Vidar’s wits, bravery and his ability to go completely berserk.

  • Morten Forland
    Ham & Cheese, The Cutting Room
  • Morten Forland
    Ham & Cheese
  • Vince Major
    Key Cast
    Classroom 6, Ham & Cheese, Quitter, The Red Cape
  • Schno Mozingo
    Key Cast
    In the Woods: A Red Riding Tale
  • Jane Edwina Seymour
    Key Cast
    Deadly Women
  • Adele Rene
    Key Cast
  • Chris Stathis
    Key Cast
  • Jes Selane
    Key Cast
  • Jeremiah Benjamin
    Key Cast
  • Adam N. Blanchard
    Key Cast
  • Billy Smith
    Key Cast
  • Angele Caron
    Key Cast
  • Jessica Erin Bennett
    Key Cast
  • Morten Forland
  • Edouard Marchand
  • Jennevie Olivieri
  • Karen Schlitt
  • Vincent Valentin
    Eliyah's Silence , Re-Animator
  • Huan Manton
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Terrence Jerome Grant
    Second Assistant Director
  • Karen Schlitt
    First Assistant Director
    Indianapolis, Starlight
  • Chris Jones
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Niko Gonzalez
    Special makeup effects artist
    Target Jeremy, Into the Gray
  • Catherine Paschen
    Special makeup effects artist
    The Lost Tour: Vietnam, Checkmate
  • Nicole Adouthitt
    Special makeup effects artist
  • Taylor Sandling
    Costume Designer
  • Greg Sandling
    Costume Designer
  • Alexander Arntzen
    Imaginapped, Truth of the Mask, Miss Earth
  • Luc Delamare
  • Logan Fulton
    Key Grip
  • Billy Yates
  • Varun Chopra
    Production Assistants
  • Richard Nance
    Production Assistants
  • Dianne Schlitt
    Location Liason
  • Andrew Salerno
    Production Designer
  • Jake Sheets
    Art Direction
  • Dawson Taylor
    Production Sound Mixer
  • Michelle Harrison
    Boom Operator
  • Jessica Erin Bennett
    Stunt Coordinator
  • Michael Finley
    Sound Designer
  • Wilhelm Jacobsen
  • Jennevie Olivieri
  • Luc Delamare
    Visual Effects Artist
  • Mark Kristensen
    Graphic Design
  • Georgia Henderson
    Concept Artist
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Action, Hero's journey, Fantasy, Adventure, Viking
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    17,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon 6K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • FilmQuest
    Sandy, Utah
    June 18, 2015
  • CON Film Festival presented by Wizard World Comic Con
    Sacramento, California
  • The Zone Sci Fan Film Festival

    Best Actor, Best Costumes
  • An Anti-Hero Genre Film Festival

    Best Actor in a Fantasy Film
  • Fantasmagorical Film Festival
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Best of Fest: Comedy Short
  • Hollyshorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    August 17, 2015
  • El Dorado Film Festival
  • Lake Erie Arts & Film Festival
  • London Comic Con Film Festival
  • Summer Slam Film Festival

    Best Comedic Short, Best Comedic Short Screenplay
  • McMinnville Short Film Festival
  • Sunscreen Film Festival West
  • Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
  • Sunrise Film Festival

    Best Screenplay
  • Filmshift Film Festival

    Festival Director's Choice
  • Laguna Beach Film Festival
  • Sydney Indie Film Festival

    Best Comedic Short
  • Tulsa American Film Festival
  • Rugged Phoenix Underground Film Festival

    Best Comedic Short, Best Domestic Film
  • Armageddon Expo Film Festival

    Grand Winner
  • Geek Film Festival
  • Studio City International Film Festival
    Studio City
    Best Actor in a Comedic Short
  • Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival
  • All Shorts Irvington Film Festival
  • London Shows International Film Festival

    Best Short Film
  • Big House/Shorts LA Film Festival
  • Russian International Film Festival
  • Rhode Island Comic-Con Film Festival
  • Filmstock Film Festival
  • I Filmmaker International Film Festival
  • Albuquerque Film Festival & Comic Con
  • Nevada International Film Festival
  • Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
  • Pensacon Short Film Festival
  • Kiwi International Film Festival

    Best Short Film
  • Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival
  • Geek Fest Toronto
  • Dam Short Film Festival
  • RapidLion - The South African International Film Festival
  • Love Your Shorts Film Festival
  • ICE Film Fest
  • North Wales International Film Festival
  • Short. Sweet. Film Fest
  • Silver Springs International Film Festival
  • High Desert International Film Festival
  • Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival
  • Colony Short Film Festival

    Best Short Film
  • Albuquerque Film & Music Experience
  • Crossroads Film Festival
  • Princeton Film Festival
  • Arizona International Film Festival
  • Riverside International Film Festival
  • Skyline International Film Festival

    Best Production Designer
  • Pennine Film Festival
  • Humboldt International Film Festival
  • Sandvika Film Festival
  • ConCarolinas Short Film Festival
  • Hollywood Comedy Shorts
  • Hudson Valley Comedy Film Festival
  • Film Fest 52
  • Forest City Comic Con Film Festival
  • Puerto Rico Comic Con Short Film Festival
  • Phoenix Comicon Film Festival
  • deadCENTER Film Festival
  • StarGate Galactiv International Sci-Fi Fantasy Film Festival
  • MisCon International Short Film Festival

    Best In Show, Audience Choice
  • Super Geek Film Festival
  • Gen Con Film Festival

    Best Gamer Short
  • Melbourne Indie Film Festival
  • Dragon Con Independent Short Film Festival
  • Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival
  • Southway Film Festival
  • Wood's Hole Film Festival
  • GenreBlast Film Festival
  • Firereel Film Festival
Director Biography - Morten Forland

Morten has been making movies in his neighbor’s backyards in Norway since he was 12 years old. From Star Wars homages to action thriller about gamers, he has developed a unique style of telling the comedic stories of various subcultures while remaining true to their core values.

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Director Statement

Inspired by the idea of the hero's journey I was determined to add a postmodern (LARP or live action role playing) slant to a fantastical comedy about my heritage of Vikings.