freydís and gudrid is a narrative opera film from composer and screenwriter Jeffrey Leiser, developed with the support of three cultural grants and a lab residency at the prestigious Guild Hall of East Hampton. the singing and orchestral score was recorded with a cast of ten and a 13-piece band (doubling on +3, for 16).
written, composed, edited, produced and directed by Jeffrey Leiser, director of photography and visual effects by Samuel Krueger, gaffer and camera operator Mark Pauley, camera operator Joshua F. Leonard, production designer and vfx artist Jennilee Aromando, wardrobe styling by Lindy Fox, hair and make-up by Giannina Guiterrez, and production wardrobe stylist Keturah Thorpe.
music production team: orchestrated and arranged by Andrés Soto, conducted by Keith Chambers, sound recorded and mixed by Myles Rodenhouse, piano-vocal reduction by Mitchell McCarthy.
starring Kirsten Chambers and Micaëla Oeste. supported by Bray Wilkins, Daniel Klein, Raymon Geis, Samuel Druhora, Bryan G. Davis, Michelle Jennings, Rachel Duval, Flavius Druhora, Luis Ramos, Rachel Yazzie, Leo Kubota, and Benairen Kane.
vikings reach the new world, but their efforts to stay are ill-fated. back home, secrets are exposed, and two women have a reckoning.