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A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day -- Cast into a violent and bloody world of murder, Hereward, a novice monk, must deliver the Holy Gospel of Lindisfarne - a book of great beauty and power - to the safety of the Iona monastery, while being pursued by a Viking death squad hell- bent on its ca
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Inspired by true events. Cast into a violent and bloody world of murder, Hereward, a novice monk, must deliver the Holy Gospel of Lindisfarne... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Gareth John Bale ... Apostle
Ian Dicks ... Saxon Warrior
Richard Elfyn ... Older Hereward
Lindsey Fickling ... Saxon Warrior
Paul Gamble ... Saxon Warrior
Huw Garmon ... Atelic
Christopher Godwin ... Athelstan
Gareth Groombridge ... Saxon Warrior

Ioan Hefin ... Ambushing Bowman
Aled Humphreys ... Naked Monk
Rob Jackson ... Saxon Warrior
Richard James ... Apostle

Michael Jibson ... Hamal

Paul Jibson ... Yngvarr

Mark Lewis Jones ... Aethelwulf
Fraser Maclennan ... Saxon Warrior

Gary Mavers ... Drengr
Jason May ... Arn
Darren Mitchell ... Saxon Warrior
Wayne Morgan ... Saxon Warrior
Duncan Morris-Metcalfe ... Saxon Warrior
John Paget ... Naked Monk
Sarah Parks ... Denegifu

Marc Pickering ... Hereward
Mike Rees ... Saxon Warrior
Simon Rees ... Saxon Warrior

Elen Rhys ... Eara
Joshua Richards ... Hadrada
Will Scott ... Saxon Warrior
Peter Sexton ... Naked Monk
Richard Shackley ... Iona Monk
Dereck Shipway ... Saxon Warrior
Martyn Smythe ... Saxon Warrior
Thomas Straw ... Saxon Warrior
Nathan Sussex ... Slean
Mathew Thomas ... Saxon Warrior
Gerald Tyler ... Christ
Darren Webber ... Saxon Warrior
Steve Williams ... Saxon Warrior

Directed by
Chris Crow 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Crow  writer
Graham Davidson  writer

Produced by
Graham Davidson .... producer
Craig Osborne .... line producer
Antony Smith .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Rutherford 
Cinematography by
Alex Metcalfe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chris Crow 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dafydd James-Parry .... first assistant director
Delyth Jones .... second assistant director
Jenny Morgan .... third assistant director
Sound Department
Ian Abraham .... dialogue editor
Ian Abraham .... production sound mixer
Ian Abraham .... sound re-recording mixer
Ian Abraham .... supervising sound editor
Hayley Baldwin .... sound post-production assistant
Sarah James .... boom operator
Gethin Rhys Jones .... foley artist/sound designer
Jordan Pedder .... sound effects editor
Jordan Pedder .... sound supervisor
Carys Thomas .... sound post-production assistant
Edward Tristram .... foley artist
Edward Tristram .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Richard Baldwin .... cg artist
Penri Mainwaring .... roto artist/compositor
Daniel Roberts .... roto artist/compositor
Aaron Stewart .... lead visual effects artist/compositor
Chick Allan .... fight choreographer: cast
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean A. Harding .... first assistant camera
Jeremy Middleton .... second assistant camera
Andrew Trace .... focus puller
Music Department
Mark Rutherford .... film score producer
Mark Rutherford .... music score mixer
Mark Rutherford .... score instrumentalist
Other crew
Jay Powrie .... epk producer

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Rated R for violence, some graphic nudity and brief language
USA:88 min
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4 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Sleepy, slow and talky, 3 October 2013
Author: reelswords

For a film that had all the potential to be high paced and explore a wonderful bit of history, this sure fell flat on multiple fronts. The script was trite and slow, with many scenes of just trekking through woods or sitting on hillsides, repeating themes and plot points over and over again. This slowed the pace down to a point where I actually started to fall asleep in places. I understand low budget film making, but it really just felt like some friends got together and shot something quick over a few weekends. The fight choreography was painfully bad- that actors just looked really awkward and unsure... not sure if it was a result of lack of rehearsal time or poor instruction. In short, what could have been a delightful tale, turned out to be quite slow and anti-climactic. Oh and for the love of Odin, VIKING HELMETS NEVER HAD HORNS!!!

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