Iceland Culture: Hollywood Goes To Iceland

We’re heading to Iceland Airwaves! Here’s a preview of an audio story Brendan produced. Follow Columbia students’ journey, which begins October 30, on the Iceland Airwaves 2013 blog.

Iceland has been cultivating quite a unique relationship with Hollywood and films for the better part of two decades now. The country has become a hotspot for international film crews to come and shoot in as the landscape of Iceland provides a canvas rich in geographical diversity including geysers, hot springs, craters, and vast mountain ranges. Films such as Tom Cruise’s Oblivion, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, and Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins were all shot in and around Iceland. Listen to a brief interview with Einar Tomasson, head of the Iceland Film Commission, to find out why Iceland has become such an attractive location to Hollywood directors, producers and actors.

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Tom Cruise starred in 2013’s Oblivion, shot in Iceland.

Listen to the story including the interview with Iceland Film Commissioner, Einar Tomasson:

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