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Film Producers in Iceland Happy about Eruption’s End

By Iceland Review

Icelandic film producers are relieved to be receiving requests from foreign filmmakers again now that the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull has ended, even though it hasn’t been formally declared over yet.

The eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“Everything stopped during the eruption. However, I don’t believe it was the eruption itself that had the most impact but rather the fact that airports in Europe were closing down,” Kristinn Thórdarson, writer/producer at Saga Film, told Fréttabladid.

Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir, managing director of Pegasus, agrees. “Almost as soon as the first news of the end of the eruption was posted on the internet, the phones started ringing.”

Leifur B. Dagfinnsson, executive producer at True North, tells the same story; very few requests were received during the eruption. “Now the situation is different, although it naturally takes time to get things going again.”

Click here to read other stories related to the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull.

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