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Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Chagford Filmmaking Group

Who are they and what do they do?
Chagford Filmmaking Group are a non-profit, voluntary organisation based in Devon who make magical films of British fairy tales. Originally set up by harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry, her sons and their friends as a way of alleviating summer holiday boredom they have now completed five enchanting films and even have amazing artist and Oscar winning conceptual designer Alan Lee (of Lord of the Rings fame) contributing designs. You can find out more from this interview on BBC Devon.

Latest news
Filming has just wrapped for their sixth production, based on the Northumbrian fairy tale The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh (read the story, it's one I'd not come across before and I loved it!). They've also been awarded funding for their 2010 Shared Legends project which will see them collaborating with Centre de l'Imaginaire Arthurien on a film of twelfth century fairytale, Sir Lanval (a verse translation is available here) to be filmed in Brittany and Devon.

How you can get involved
Support their work and join their mailing list to be kept up to date with all of their latest news and events.

All of the wonderful photographs featured in this post are used with permission and have been taken from the Chagford Filmaking Group website where you'll find lots more beautiful stills from their films as well as fantastic trailers and clips.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I just had a peek at my blog list and saw you have this wonderful new post.
    How lovely and what a great idea to make small fairy films during the summer. The costumes are beautiful.
    I think I might join the Chagford mailing list!:)
    Jo May.x