‘Heavy Trip’ picked up for U.S. distribution

The Finnish black metal comedy Heavy Trip has been picked up for U.S. distribution, Variety reports.

Heavy Trip follows Turo, a musician from a small village in Northern Finland who takes his undiscovered heavy metal band on an eventful road trip to play at Norway’s biggest heavy metal music festival. The band went on to become the famed Finnish group Impaled Rektum.

Cast members include Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen and Ville Tiihonen. Heavy Trip was produced by Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho for Making Movies and was released in Scandinavia back in March. The film had its premiere at SXSW earlier this year.

Music Box Film’s genre label Doppelgänger Releasing picked up the film for U.S. distribution. LevelK handles world sales.

“We’ve been on the hunt for something a little different for Doppelgänger Releasing,” said Lisa Holmes of Music Box Films/Doppelgänger Releasing. “’Heavy Trip’ is such a fun combination of humor, heart and of course, heavy metal that we couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring this to American audiences.”

No release date for the U.S. has been announced yet.

You can watch the trailer below.



Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.