Gryla and the Yule Lads

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Gryla and the Yule Lads is reminiscent of Hansel & Gretel meeting Krampus or Sam from Trick 'r Treat! This Christmas time tale has a history steeped in mythology and tradition. Much like the Elf on the Shelf, it is meant to scare kids and adults alike into certain behaviors during the holiday season.
Production Details
Gryla and the Lads is currently budgeted and scheduled for 8 weeks of pre-production, 8 weeks of production, and 10 weeks of post production.

Estimated Timeline
Capital Raise: Complete by December 2016
Begin Pre-Production: September 2016
Begin Production: December 2016
Post-Production: February 2017
Festival release & theatrical distribution: October-December 2017
Yule Lad
Yuletide magical greetings of abduction, mayhem, and murder.


Think Krampus meets Hansel & Gretel.

General comments 
A holiday horror film that brings a legend to life. This film will have international appeal because it is based on an international legend as well as enticing horror fans everywhere. 

Potential Audience
Creating a holiday horror reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel’s encounter with the witch in the candy house and the newly popular Elf on a Shelf that is always up to no good in the weeks before Christmas, Gryla and The Lads already has a strong base. Add in the extra touch of the legend from Iceland meant to not only keep children in line, but also to encourage the adults to prepare for the holiday makes this film also reminiscent of Trick ‘r Treat which has become a cult classic for Halloween, only this is Yule!