Film - International Independents Filmfest 2019


Directed by Brendan Walter


Director: Brendan Walter
Section: International Independents
Country: Iceland, USA
Year: 2018
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Barak Hardley, Jackie Tohn, Magnus Jonsson, Birna Run Eiriksdottir, Tom Wright



After the death of his fiancée, American illustrator Benny goes to Iceland to come to terms with his grief. As he hikes through breathtaking Icelandic landscapes, the medicine he needs for his obsessive-compulsive disorder gradually runs out. Soon it's no longer clear whether all the strange happenings in this tragicomic psycho-thriller can be ascribed to Benny's condition or whether ancient Nordic prophecies are being fulfilled instead.

Meet the director


Brendan Walter

Director, producer, and scriptwriter Brendan Walter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1986. After touring the world for seven years with his band Valencia, he settled in Los Angeles to do photography and to make films and music videos. SPELL is his first feature film.


Screenplay: Barak Hardley
Director of Photography: Eric Bader
Film Editor: Sam Fuller
Composer: Patrick Stump
Production Designer: Victor Petur Olafsson
Costume Design: Stacey Lu
Producer: Brendan Walter, Jon Lullo, Barak Hardley, Katy Stoll, Eleanor Wilson
Production Company: Crush Pictures
World Sales: Visit Films