Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

David Dobkin - 2020

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

You can imagine the excitement when the production team approached us with a parody of the world's ultimate song contest, the Eurovision Song Contest. "Why Edinburgh?" we asked, to which director David Dobkin replied that he loved the city and it would be the perfect location for a parody about the Eurovision Song Contest. The city hosted the (real) Eurovision Song Contest back in 1972 and this was our chance to host it again.

The story centres on Icelandic musicians Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams) who are given the chance to represent their country in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision banners festooned the streets over the 2 weeks of filming in October 2019. Location spotters can look out for some of the city's best loved landmarks: the Royal Mile, Princes Street Gardens and the Ross Fountain, Calton Hill, Grassmarket & Victoria Street, Arthurs Seat, as well as the New Town and Newhaven Harbour.

Not to give any spoilers away but the favoured mode of transport of Lars and Sigrit fits in beautifully with the city's green credentials.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga will be released on Netflix on 26 June 2020. https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80244088

Production Guide Participants