"Appollo" being filmed in Iceland

Icelandic actor Ingvar Sigurðsson joined Jason Schwarzman and Jake Johnson in the film short Appollo recently.

According to Skúli Fr. Malmquist, producer at Zik Zak, the film tells the story of when NASA astronauts practiced moonwalking in Iceland in the sixties to prepare for their journey to the Moon. 

NASA considered Iceland to have very lunarlike landscapes, perfect for research and practice. "It's a story about two worlds colliding, two astronauts and an Icelandic sheepfarmer. Director of the film is Bobbie Peers who received the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006 for his film Sniffer. 

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