XYZ Films, Wayward Entertainment, and Resolute Films have wrapped production on the horror film Svalta starring Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and Aisling Bea (This Way Up) and directed by Steffen Haars (New Kids Turbo), Bloody Disgusting has learned today.
The film was shot in Tampere, Finland, with post-production underway in the United Kingdom.
Svalta, written by Nick Frost, follows a family on their summer vacation to a remote island where they discover a serial killer is on the loose. Unfortunately for them the locals have no interest in helping the stranded family. The title is taken from the name of the fictional island.
Sebastian Croft (Heartstopper) and newcomer Maisie Ayres round out the lead cast.
Svalta is produced by Lee Kim for Resolute Films, John Hegeman for Wayward Entertainment, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian for XYZ, Nick Frost, and co-produced by Richard Kondal for Big Safari, with executive producers Vince Totino of Wayward Entertainment and Patrick Fischer of Creativity Capital.
The film is financed by XYZ in collaboration with IPR.VC, along with additional financing from Creativity Media, with tax incentives and support from Business Finland, Business Tampere and the City of Tampere.