“This is the movie business. There is no truth. It’s all lies.”

Gerard Butler – Stellan Skarsgard – Ingvar Sigurdsson – Sturla Gunnarsson
Paul Stephens – Wendy Ord – Gunnar Hansson – Arni Pall Johannsson – Fahad Jabali – Paul Cowan – Eric Jordan – Daniel Parker – Mark Winemaker – Tony Curran – Andrew Rai Berzins – Peter Pedrero – Sarah Polley – Joel Hay – Erik Hirt – Kristie Sills – Gunnar Eyjolfsson – Jan Kiesser – Steve Gravestock

Before playing King Leonidas in ‘300’ Gerard Butler was relatively unknown. While waiting for ‘Phantom of the Opera’ to be released he took on the role of BEOWULF in international co-production Beowulf & Grendel. The production encountered ferocious Icelandic storms, volcanoes, leaky viking ships, financial desperation and endless setbacks. Before the first day of principal photography some of the crew were already wondering if they had angered the Norse Viking gods. At the end of the production some of them were glad they got out alive. All future filmmakers should see what it can take to make a movie in extreme circumstances. Wrath of Gods, the award winning documentary by Jon Gustafsson, is the hilarious inside story of true grit and determination that takes you deep into the realm of movie making, capturing the unwavering spirit of “do or die” as director, cast, and crew embark on Iceland to make the epic film Beowulf & Grendel.


Jury Award – Achievement in Filmmaking – Stony Brook Film Festival
Audience Award – Best Documentary – Oxford International Film Festival
Jury Award – Best Documentary – MOFF Santarém Grand
Jury Award – Best Documentary Feature – Red Rock Film Festival
Jury Award – Best Documentary – Napa Sonoma Winecountry Film Festival
Bronze Remi – WorldFest, Houston


Reykjavik International Film Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
NSI FilmExchange, Winnipeg, Canada
Oxford International Film Festival, Oxford, OH, USA (Opening Gala)
RiverRun International Film Festival, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Waterfront Film Festival, Saugatuck, MI, USA
Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Australia
Stony Brook Film Festival, NY, USA
Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival, CA, USA
MOFF Santarem, Portugal (Opening Gala)
Red Rock Film Festival, UT, USA
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, FL, USA
Dietro Le Quinte Film Festival, Rome, Itlay
DocuDays Beirut International Film Festival, Lebanon
Bradford International Film Festival, UK
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Missoula, MT, USA
CUT 2008, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Camera Obscura International Festival, Bydgoszcz, Poland