In August 2011, Martin Jacobson left for the Maldives to help Norwegian film- makers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Roenberg) shoot some of the climactic scenes for “Kon-Tiki” – a contemporary telling of Thor Heyerdal’s epic journey of 4300 nautical miles across the Pacific on a balsawood raft, from Peru to Polynesia, in 1947.
The film is the most expensive Norwegian production ever made and was shot across diverse locations around the world, including Norway, New York, Sweden, Malta, Bulgaria, Thailand and finally The Maldives.
Kaare Stormyer, on request of Roenberg, contacted Martin Jacobson from Juice Film to find “the perfect island” and to ultimately provide the production services in Maldives.
Martin scouted the Maldives 6 weeks prior to the shoot and through an arduous process delivered the location for the jaw-dropping climax of the movie.
The final coup de grace is that Kon-Tiki has delivered a world first in being nominated for best foreign film at both the Golden Globes and Academy Awards.
Martin and Juice are incredibly proud to have been a part of this epic retelling and are excited and crossing fingers for Joachim and Espen to snatch the Oscar next month.