XYZ, Wayward Wrap Horror SVALTA Starring Nick Frost, Aisling Bea, Sebastian Croft & Maisie Ayres

XYZ Films, Wayward Entertainment, and Resolute Films have wrapped production on the horror film SVALTA starring Nick Frost (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ) and Aisling Bea (THIS WAY UP) and directed by Steffen Haars (NEW KIDS TURBO). The film was shot in Tampere, Finland, with post-production now underway in the United Kingdom.

SVALTA, written by Nick Frost, follows a family on their summer vacation to a remote island where they discover a serial killer is on the loose. Unfortunately for them the locals have no interest in helping the stranded family. The title is taken from the name of the fictional island.

Sebastian Croft (HOW TO DATE BILLY WALSH, HEARTSTOPPER) and newcomer Maisie Ayres round out the lead cast alongside Frost and Bea.

Frost is best known for his roles in SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, THE WORLD’S END, and PAUL. He most recently has been seen in FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY, HBO’s THE NEVERS and CBS’s WHY WOMEN KILL.

BAFTA-award-winning Aisling Bea is an established actor, writer and stand-up comedian in the UK and her native Ireland. She has been making a name for herself in the States with starring roles in the likes of Living With Yourself with Paul Rudd on Netflix, Home Sweet Home Alone for Disney Plus and her award winning show This Way Up on Hulu which she wrote and starred in alongside Sharon Horgan and Tobias Menzies. She was the lead this summer in Greatest Days – a theatre release musical film now available on Amazon Prime.

Svalta is produced by Lee Kim for Resolute Films, John Hegeman for Wayward Entertainment, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian for XYZ, Nick Frost, and, co-produced by Richard Kondal for Big Safari, with executive producers Vince Totino of Wayward Entertainment and Patrick Fischer of Creativity Capital.

The film is financed by XYZ in collaboration with IPR.VC, along with additional financing from Creativity Media, with tax incentives and support from Business Finland, Business Tampere and the City of Tampere.

Current XYZ titles include Atom Egoyan’s TIFF selection SEVEN VEILS starring Amanda Seyfried, ASH starring Eiza González and Aaron Paul and directed by Flying Lotus, the Netflix Original HAVOC, directed by Gareth Evans and starring Tom Hardy and Forrest Whitaker and DANIELA FOREVER directed by Nacho Vigalondo and starring Henry Golding and Beatrice Grannó. Recent releases include BLACKBERRY released by IFC Films, the Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead film SOMETHING IN THE DIRT which premiered at Sundance 2022, and the Nick Cassavetes film GOD IS A BULLET, staring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Maika Monroe. The company’s classic titles include THE RAID franchise, 2017 Sundance winner I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE, Panos Cosmatos’ psychedelic revenge thriller MANDY, and Karyn Kusama’s THE INVITATION.

Service production company was Inland Film Company Oy, with offices in Tampere & Helsinki, Finland.

Frost is repped by Independent Talent Group and Think Tank Management. Bea is repped by CAA, 3Arts Entertainment, Independent Talent Group and Chambers Management. Croft is repped by Conway van Gelder Grant, and attorney Lucy Popkin; Ayres is repped by Independent Talent Group.

About Wayward Entertainment:
Wayward Entertainment ( is a multi-platform genre and alternative studio focused on collaborating with unique voices from around the world to create, acquire and release original genre properties across all media platforms.

About XYZ Films:
XYZ Films is an independent studio whose mission is to empower visionary storytellers from every corner of the planet. As a producer, financier, and distributor, the company is uniquely suited to identify talented filmmakers and bring their stories to life. XYZ recently expanded into talent management, working with a global roster of filmmakers. XYZ was founded in 2008 by Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, and Aram Tertzakian.

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