Saturday, 2 June 2012

Are you into Vikings? Check this out The Last Viking in America - a film project by Hjörtur Smárason — Kickstarter

Viking fans!!! I got an email from my Icelandic mate who is looking for funding, can you help?

From Hjörtur Smárason

1 June 23:49
Hi Jane!

As always I'm planning new adventures. Last time it was a photoshoot from space - this time it is a voyage from Iceland to Greenland and onwards to Canada in the search for the last Viking in America. Yep! They say the Vikings sailed to America but we need further proof. According to the sagas, one of them is actually still there, the brother of Leif the Lucky who was shot by an arrow from the natives, died and was buried there. I'm gonna find him!

It looked like I wouldn't be able to make it because of cost of renting a proper boat and crew - when I got an email from a twitter friend in Ireland who's going to sail on a 60 foot ketch in just a few days! But I have very limited time to get the last funding. I've created a Kickstarter project to crowd fund the project, so if you can help out in any way with a pre-purchase of the film or other backing, liking the project on Kickstarter or sharing it with your network on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere and with personal friends, that would be awesome!

You can find all info about the project here:

Searching for the last Viking in America - Thorvald, Leif the Lucky's brother who was killed and bur...

The Last Viking in America - a film project by Hjörtur Smárason — Kickstarter: - Sent using Google Toolbar

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