A company in Britain, the Chagford Filmmaking Group, that makes beautiful low-budget movies of British fairy tales, is about to premiere a new dragon movie, The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh, based on an old Northumbrian fairy tale. In this film, the dragon is the heroine!
The Chagford filmakers are on a mission to preserve old British fairy tales by making movies of them, using the English countryside as a backdrop and local volunteers as actors.
Authentic costumes, evocative make-up and the British countryside, combined with the acting abilities of beautiful children and young people, evoke the magical atmosphere of fairy tales in a way that commercial productions seldom do.
Supported by local arts funds and donations, the Chagford company has produced a number of beautiful films, including the latest, The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh.
This magnificent, multi-layered fairy tale from Northumbria tells the gripping story of a princess turned into a dragon by her stepmother. Dozens of volunteers gave freely of their time and talents to create a compelling British fairytale.
(Worm is an old term for dragon.)
Visit the film maker’s site for photos and more info on this beautiful film.
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