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Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America -- 1007 AD: Two Norsemen are stranded when their expedition is attacked. In this New World, as the duo struggle to survive, their paths diverge as one pursues a spiritual quest and the other reverts to his primal instincts.

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On the coast of North America in AD 1007, two Norsemen are stranded when their expedition is attacked and they are left for dead... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Fiore Tedesco ... Volnard
Tony Stone ... Orn
David Perry ... Monk One
Noelle Bailey ... Abenaki Woman

Gaby Hoffmann ... Orn's Wife
James Fuentes ... Abenaki Man
Clare Amory ... Volnard's Sister
Nathan Corbin ... Viking Thrall
Sean Dooley ... Monk Two

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Tony Stone 
 
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Tony Stone 

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Clare Amory .... co-producer
Amy Hobby .... executive producer
David Raymond .... executive producer
Tony Stone .... producer
 
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Nathan Corbin 
Damien Paris 
 
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Tony Stone 
 
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Bob Braine 
Bill Stone 
Tony Stone 
 
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Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili 
Clare Amory 
 
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John Rosenthal .... assistant director
 
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Mark Bero .... special effects
 
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David Gauff .... online editor
 

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USA:107 min
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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Something different, 15 August 2009
Author: Pierre from United States

I saw Severed Ways in theater a couple of weeks ago and haven't been able to get it out of my mind since. Of course it has it's flaws but keep in mind this was the director's (Stone) first feature and an extremely ambitious one at that.

I'm so sick of seeing the same old independent garbage. Boy loves girl. Girl doesn't love boy but she loves Belle and Sebastion. Somebody makes a phone call on the hamburger phone to someone else who is a dying and pregnant and its official everyone loves Zooey Deschanel. Severed Ways is a Viking period piece made by a crew of about 8 people. How's that even possible. The soundtrack has Norwegian Black Metal and Judas Priest. Amazing!

I thought the use of low def digital video wouldn't work for a period piece but the way it allowed the film to be shot with little to no lighting made it feel more authentic. The cinematography was beautiful even though sometimes the high shutter speed made it a little hard on the eyes.

All in all Severed Ways is a step in the right direction for independent cinema. It's something new and different and I appreciate that. I know people will have trouble with pacing of the film but it's obvious that its deliberate and an attempt to show how two men would try to live off of a land they are not accustomed to. Sometimes the film took a comedic turn which took me out of the film a bit but it would eventually pull me back in.

I'm excited to see what's next for these extremely independent young filmmakers.

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