In 2018 master director and film maker Ingmar Bergman would be 100 years old. This giant is still a mark for good Swedish quality. He has entertained millions of people all over the world. To celebrate this we decided to make Root of Darkness which is an homage to his legacy. In early 2016 Yellow Pig Pictures, Dino Publishing JW and Uprise Pictures have produced a Swedish dish sink horror-drama based on Ingmar Bergman's only scary movie, Wolf Hour. It's done in such a way like Ingmar Bergman would might have directed Evil Dead. Root has a very slow pace and dramatic, dark and theatrical look.
Check out the review Root of Darkness - HORROR NEWS NETWORK .
The movie was premiered in Mexico 2016 and has been screened on several festivals since then. It won 2017 for "Outstanding Horror Feature" at Los Angeles Academy of Film Awards.
the movie is directed by Gustav Ljungdahl who's also one of the writers of the script. Jesper Danielsson plays the main character Erland.
To save budget and still make an interesting movie. The film makers did a lot by themselves. Root of Darkness is jammed with practical special effects such as the 1970's look of monsters, exploding heads, guns, props, costumes and a massive amount of scenery. The complete interior of the cabin with running water cabin built by Gustav and Jesper which is pretty amazing. That excludes the amount of time they spent watching every Ingmar Bergman movie there is available to collect the most suitable lines for Root of Darkness. I wanted my movie to look like it was made in the early 70's. What you see is stuff I've been collecting just to make the scenes correct - Gustav Ljungdahl.
2018 ROOT OF DARKNESS TOUR
This year we are planning for a cinematic experience in the legacy of Ingmar Bergman by make Root of Darkness available on selected cinemas in Sweden. Our next goal is the remaining of Scandinavia.
To cinemas: For booking and more info send a message HERE >
Here's your chance to order Root of Darkness "Weekend of Hell limited (200 copies) Edtion DVD". This limited edition was printed exclusively for the gathering of "Weekend of Hell", Germany in 2016.
ROOT OF DARKNESS LIMITED Edition DVD
Running Time: 65 min
Subtitles: English German Swedish French Spanish
Complete soundtrack by Mark Keuffner
Commentary by the director Gustav Ljungdahl and co-star Jesper Danielsson
2017 was the change for Swedish alternative indie movies or New Swedish Genre Cinema. Movie successes this year: HERMIT: MONSTER KILLER aka DEN GAMLE OCH MONSTRET, VILSEN aka AVE MATER, SENSORIA, SARGAD, EN FLICKAS HÄMD, SOCIAL MEDIA MASSACRE and ROOT OF DARKNESS have really breaking grounds and next year is looking even better. The New Swedish Genre is very popular on film festivals worldwide and every one of the Swedish movies above has won at least one award and some even more than five different categories.
"Sweden has woods, archipelagos, a cold climate, mountains and this makes the country exotic to the foreign viewer" - Jonas Wolcher
The concept is simple. The Swedish genre films are very cheap to produce. They contain an easy to follow story which attracts the audience. A movie people wants to watch and willing spending money on.
The Swedish-Finish produced slow western scifi GULAGX and the LHTB flick HAGZ (Housewife Alien vs Gay Zombie) are two of the titles you really should watch out for.
NEW SWEDISH GENRE CINEMA TOUR
During 2018 director and producer Jonas Wolcher and some of his crew are planning for a promotional tour in Germany for New Swedish Genre Cinema.
"I love the Germans and they are very interesting in New Swedish Genre Cinema".
Jonas Wolcher, Dino Publishing JW and Yellow Pig Pictures have been to German conventions for nearly 5 years where they have a booth and promoting Swedish Genre films.
"We have already seen what our past trips have led to. By meeting and greeting old and new fans in the flesh the money keeps rolling in. It's essential to be polite and service minded. "The audience pays you to make the next project because they believe in you. Don't screw it up. Without the fanbase the film maker is nothing".
The conventions, theatres and events to be announced in early 2018.
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The manager of Dino Publishing Jonas Wolcher has ability to find music that fits for each specific scene to keep the mood and the rhythm in the movie. Other trademarks are Swedish Flags and the number of the beast 6.6.6. appears at least one shot in the movies.