When director Sturla Gunnarsson and his cast and crew (including Sarah Polley, Stellan Skarsgård, and Gerard Butler) went to Iceland to shoot a feature film adaptation of the Beowulf and Grendel myth in 2004, they expected the usual complications associated with filming a major motion picture. What they encountered, however, made them believe the Norse gods were actually aligned against them. While trying to recreate the sixth century, the production team faced one disaster after another as hurricane-strength winds, a leaky Viking ship, drunken locals, financing woes, and the sudden revival of a dormant volcano threatened to shut down the shooting. Reminiscent of Lost In La Mancha, this captivating film follows the film’s turbulent journey through stormy seas and into safe harbor.