Vikings of Bjornstad" is a living history and educational
group, concentrating on the Viking era - the 9th, 10th and 11th
centuries AD. We strive for authentic Viking Age clothing,
crafts and gear, and we base that authenticity on the best
research available. We are centered in the San Francisco Bay
Area, but have members throughout California, Nevada and
Arizona. We've set up Viking encampments at the Scottish Games in
Pleasanton, California, the Calaveras County Celtic Faire in Angels Camp, California,
the Celtic Nations Festival in Vacaville, California, the
Ardenwood Celtic Festival in Fremont, California, the
Highland Games in Livermore,
California and the Old
Fort MacArthur Days Military Re-enactment Show in Los
Angeles. And we're available for film work...
AND FEES FOR PARTICIPATION OF THE VIKINGS OF BJORNSTAD We
understand the time and financial pressures on filmmakers.
We are dedicated to working with you so that everyone wins. Thanks to Legion XXIV Media Atlanta for ideas and wording used on
We were filmed with the Director of NASA Ames
Research for their 2013 publicity campaign for small satellite
We provided actors and props in 2011 for The Frost Giant's Daughter, a Conan the Barbarian independent fan film.
In December 2005, we provided actors and props for an Academy of Arts University student film, The Epic of Wayhelm. The shoot took place in the San Francisco east bay.
In January 2005 we filmed the host segments for "William the Conqueror", an episode of The Conquerors (Greystone Productions), with actor and military advisor Dale Dye for the History Channel.
In July 2004 we were asked to participate in filming "The Battle of Hastings" (fought in 1066), for an episode of Command Decisions (Michael Hoff Productions), also for the History Channel. We did all the re-enactor work on the show.
available for choreographed or unscripted combat using
the weapons associated with the Viking Age: spear,
shield, sword, axe (one-handed and two-handed), bow and
sling. We can also provide a limited number of
Photos of our combat work for the History Channel are at Command Decisions and The Conquerors.
We maintain contact with a wide variety of other similarly-minded groups and can coordinate re-enacting other periods as needed.
Vikings of Bjornstad is focused on education, we can
provide all the material associated with a temporary
Viking or Anglo-Saxon encampment, including tents,
cookware, tables, chests, benches, stools, textiles,
jewelry, coinage and more. More photos of our
encampments and gear are at Bjornstad
Photos and Arts & Crafts.
While taking part in Movie, TV and other filming and taping sessions is gratifying and exciting, it is also Work! - and frequently, Exhausting Work! Each of our members will bring to the shooting location knowledge and practical experience in re-enacting the Viking Age, which is not likely to be obtained with "extras" from Central Casting. In addition, each re-enactor will have attire and equipment typically valued at $1000 and sometimes far more. This level of equipment value and historical accuracy will not be available from your costume provider, and if it were, would fetch rental charges far in excess of our participation fees.
In recognition of the above, the following Policy and Fees will apply for Bjornstad's participation in Filming and Taping Sessions:
AND FEES FOR PARTICIPATION OF THE VIKINGS OF BJORNSTAD
We understand the time and financial pressures on filmmakers. We are dedicated to working with you so that everyone wins.
Thanks to Legion XXIV Media Atlanta for ideas and wording used on this page.