17. February 2012

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Norwegian director Nils Gaup wrapped production in the Czech Republic on February 17 on his upcoming holiday adventure, The Journey To The Christmas Star. Norwegian production company Moskus Film worked with local producers Sirena Film on the Czech portion of the shoot, which took place on locations in Pernstejn, in forests near Prague and at the KCD Film Studios in the capital. Czechs made up 90% of the crew, according to the producers. The production filmed 25 days in the Czech Republic, where it spent CZK 30 million. Production now moves to Norway to conclude shooting and for post-production. The Journey To The Christmas Star is Norway’s most beloved holiday story. The story follows young girl on a perilous journey to help a broken-hearted king find his lost daughter. The Journey To The Christmas Star premiered as a stage play in 1924 and has appeared in film and television adaptations several times since. “My children love the film, and I am both nervous and excited to be granted this honour,” Gaup said. Gaup is one of Norway’s leading directors. His film Pathfinder was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1988. His next project, Shipwrecked (1990), was his first cooperation with Walt Disney Pictures. His film 1993 film Hodet over vannet was re-made in Hollywood as Head Above Water, starred Harvey Keitel and Cameron Diaz. The Walt Disney Film Company Nordic plans to release The Journey To The Christmas Star in Norway on November 16.