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.
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.
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Chagford Filmaking Group website where you'll find lots more beautiful stills from their films as well as fantastic trailers and clips.
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