We at D+CFilm are big fans of the filmmaker cum harpist (no, not ‘cum harpist’ – that’d be disgusting!) Elizabeth-Jane Baldry. In fact, she’s not only the coolest and best harpist we’ve ever met (shh, don’t tell her she’s the only one), but she’s also a bit of an expert on folk tales.
Indeed, her latest film, Childe Rowland, is based on a fairy tale, telling the story of a boy who gets into trouble with his football (or something). She finished lensing this summer but has only just got around to sending us pix from the shoot. Here’s what she had to say about the production.
“We had five days to film the piece. It was a very complex script, so we knew we’d be really pushing it. As we filled Dartmoor with these magical images, I started having concerns about what sort of imagination dreams up this stuff! We had a prop that was a fairy-like door. We had to leave it on the moor overnight so I wonder if any walkers discovered it. It would have been scary to come across a door in the mist!”
“We hired a great HD camera, and we also had a professional sound recordist this time, called Sacha. He volunteered his time for a change from boring documentary stuff! A film shoot is an enchanted time; mining the depths of a story, watering it with tears and laughter, finding lessons within the myth. It changes one’s life. There is so much talent in this small community.”
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