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Though Sweden doesn't ever seem to get the same amount of attention on the festival circuit as their Scandinavian neighbors Norway and Denmark the nation is certainly in the thick of things when it comes to producing intelligent genre fare. The nation as a whole may not go there often but when they do, they generally do it well.
Producer Magnus Paulsson (Frostbite
, Wake Wood
) has been around the center of the Swedish indie horror scene for years now and Paulsson's production house Solid Entertainment - along with Erik Magnusson and Anagram Film - have just wrapped production on their latest feature, From The Depth Of My Heart
Written by Måns FG Thunberg and directed by Magnus Hedberg, From The Depth Of My Heart
tracks a group of four friends on a wilderness excursion gone wrong. Says Hedberg:
From The Depth Of My Heart is on one level a thriller, but it is also an experience similar to that of being in the wilderness. People have always been mesmerized by nature and it can have a very strong effect on you. One of my goals with the film was to convey just that feeling. A sensation of freedom, peace and being in an almost dreamlike state where all the pressures of our everyday lives seem distant and small. That was one of the main points of interest for me, to have something horrifying and tragic happen in a place of such beauty and calm. The characters in the film are deeply affected by their surroundings, first in a positive way and then in a more dark and destructive way as nature turns against them. The wilderness is truly the fifth cast-member and we took great care in finding locations that really are and feel untouched by man.
Above you see the first still from the film - one that features Felice Jankell as Madde - and below you can see a behind the scenes shot of Jankell and Hedberg preparing a scene. Our thanks to photographer Jesper Lindgren for that.
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