There’s a Chagford Filmmaking Group triple bill at the Flavel Arts Centre on Saturday, November 28 at 3pm â€“ and all for a fiver!
Films being shown are Pottle O’Brains, Childe Rowland and Cherry of Zennor.
The event is organised by Kelly Martinez of Laughing Magpie, who made the imp costumes and the crown jewels for the group’s latest film The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh, and the proceeds from the tickets sales will go to support the match funding for the Sir Lanval film.
D+CFilm caught up with Kelly to find out about her involvement in the films.
“I was invited to be costume and hair and make-up concept artist/designer for the fantasy aspect of The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh,” Kelly said.
“This involved the design and making of 13 childrens’ imp costumes including head-dresses and sundry props. Also the design and making of the costume for the evil toad queen (as played by Maxine Fone), including head-dress and accessories. I was also concept designer for the make-up for all of the imps, evil queen and dragon.
“As a professional jewellery designer I designed and made all the crown jewels of the royal court, which included the crown of the good queen, coronet of the princess and two jewelled head-dresses for the king and prince.
For the Sir Lanval joint project between Le Centre de l’Imaginaire Arthurien and the Chagford Filmmaking Group, I am once again costume designer for the childrens’ faerie aspect of the film which will include all costumes, head-dresses and accessories. I am also make-up concept designer for all the Faerie court, and will be making all head-dresses.
“I have also been nominated to be British curator of the arts exhibition that will run alongside the whole project and will travel to various venues in both Britain and France.
“This exhibition will feature art inspired by the tale of Sir Lanval, featuring 14 British-based artists, those considered to be some of the finest artists in the world working professionally within the genres of Faerie, Fantasy and Visionary Arts, chosen by myself, and who will be complemented by the art of 14 French artists chosen by my French colleague Virginie Ropars.”
(image: from Cherry of Zennor)
Watch the D+CFilm Show Episode 2 for an interview with the Chagford Filmmaking Group’s Elizabeth-Jane Baldry