In the depths of a great forest clad in a great white mantle, curious little creatures discover how beautiful, fascinating and white snow is… as it whirls them giddily on their way to extraordinary encounters with the strange and wonderful. By French animator Joanna Lurie, le silence sous l’écorce was Oscar-shortlisted for Best Animated Short in 2011.Filed under Film | Comment (0)
An Cailleach Bheara is a short film written and directed by Naomi Wilson. The Cailleach is a blue faced hag, sometimes a faery and sometimes a goddess, who presides over winter. In this film she is an ancient being who must bathe in the sea once every hundred years to become young again. You can watch the film on the Irish Film Board website.Filed under Film | Comments (2)
There is no TV in Fae Nation HQ so I am a bit behind here, but airing on SyFy is Lost Girl, and urban fantasy series about Faeries. It is currently on Season 2 (like I said, way behind!), and has been commissioned for a third season. Described as a supernatural crime drama, it follows the life of a succubus named Bo, played by Anna Silk, as she learns to control her abilities, helps those in need, and discovers the truth about her origins. In the first episode, Bo saves a human girl named Kenzi; the two quickly become friends and Kenzi decides they should team up to create a Fae/Human detective agency. Confronted by the Fae elders with having to choose a side (“Light” or “Dark”), Bo declares herself neutral, deciding instead to side with humans. The Fae featured in Lost Girl are mythological creatures the writers referenced from real-life folklore. Throughout the series, the Fae live among humans and feed off of some type of human emotion or energy. Most have evolved to a point where they can pass as human while others remain physically hidden from the human world, since they can only take the form of actual creatures, such as spiders.Filed under Film | Comment (1)
EPIC is a 3D CG action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world…and ours.
In cinemas May 2013!
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One of the year’s most eagerly anticipated films, Snow White and the Huntsman not only looks amazing, but it has put the faeries back into the fairytale. This epic action adventure stars Kristen Stewart (Twilight) as the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has befriended the huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. In the dark forest they encounter not just dwarves, but many faerie folk in the enchanted heart of the wood.
In cinemas now!
Written and composed by Peter Frow, Fairyland is a magical musical in the great tradition of classic British fantasy-adventure. The 34 original songs tell the story of the Torrin family’s search for their missing Grandmother, which takes them to Fairyland where grandson Flyn falls for a beautiful fairy, Elfine, and is chosen by the fairylanders to rid them of the evil fairy Scatterjack, whose quest to become mortal is threatening to destroy Fairyland forever! The CD contains all the principal musical numbers and includes a 24 page full colour illustrated booklet containing all the lyrics and an edited version of the story and dialogue to transport you through the fairy ring to Fairyland itself. Fairlyand the musical follows on from the short family film Away With the Fairies, also written, produced and directed by Peter Frow.Filed under Film, Music | Comment (0)
In the garden behind a small cottage grows an ancient oak tree that hides a secret. The young boy who lives in the cottage couldn’t care less about the tree and certainly doesn’t know it is enchanted. But all is about to change, as the fairies living in the oak are about to cast a spell that will change his life forever…
The Boy in the Oak is an enchanting fairy tale written and illustrated by Jessica Albarn. It deals with the consequences of mistreating nature, and ultimately the power of kindness, thoughtfulness and forgiveness. The book itself is wonderfully tactile, with an embossed cover and translucent images overlaying the pages. The story is currently being made into a short film, a mixture of live action and animation, with Jude Law narrating. The score is being written by Jessica’s brother Damon (of Blur and Gorillaz fame).
The full length trailer for dark Norwegian indie film Thale is now available for your viewing pleasure. Even though the mythical creatures have been reinterpreted as human genetic mutations, it still looks amazing. Fine out more on the Thale Facebook page.Filed under Film | Comment (0)
Michael Ferns is a UK based director and editor. His début feature film Kirk is an historical fantasy based on the legend of Reverend Robert Kirk. Since the film’s release in 2009 it was gathered much critical acclaim, including winning several awards. Michael is now working on The Secret Commonwealth, which continues the story of Robert Kirk, and due for release in 2012.Filed under Film | Comment (0)