Harpist, filmmaker and fairy tale expert Elizabeth Jane Baldry (the powerhouse behind the Chagford Filmmaking Group) -who also accompanies silent films with her super playing and story telling (with a swift yarn on everyone’s favourite topic – sadistic lesbian vampires in silent movies, or at least did when we last caught up with her), is in post-production of her eagerly awaited Cherry of Zennor (see above). Meanwhile, here are some stills from her latest shoot, Peerifool. And yup, she’s been working again with Oscar-winning concept designer for Lord of the Rings Alan Lee – take a look at the fireplace, which puts some people in mind of Gollum, designed by Alan, it was made by sculptress Armorel Hamilton).
Elizabeth-Jane says on the Fairytale Films site: “Peerifool is an incredible fairytale from the Orkneys with a gutsy little heroine. It was taken from a recitation by an old woman (whose name was not considered worth recording to history.) The collector was Mr DJ Robertson and the story was first published in the July 1889 edition of Longman’s Magazine.”
And so to the story: “Once upon a time there were three beautiful girls who lived all alone in a little stone house. It’s sad to say that their mother and father had both died, but these brave children managed to look after themselves, making a living selling milk and cheese from their cow”
(“Please note,” says Elizabeth-Jayne, “all these fab photos were taken by our most treasured mentor, Brian Skilton, a retired producer with a lifetime’s experience in the industry – thanks Brian and his wife, Deirdre.”)
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