Dragon Movie: The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh

fairy tale pic

fairy tale pic (Photo credit: Kjirstin)

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.

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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About Dragon Mystic

I fell in love with dragons when I read Tea With the Black Dragon, and never looked back. Not the clunky winged Medieval dragons that ate cows, the graceful Asian dragons that could fly without wings. Later I discovered the elegant Welsh dragons, red and white, as described by R.J. Stewart in his books on the historical Merlin.
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