Legends -that’s the bona fide type, not what you call your buddy for a half-decent punchline -can be a bit daunting to freshen up. But a new production of the Arthurian legend through the eyes of Mordred promises a unique vision of the story, and is giving you the chance to share in its creation through it crowdfunder.
Mordred, says the blurb, is a gritty Arthurian drama telling the legends from the point of view of Arthur’s much vilified illegitimate son.
It is set in the 6th century, and will draw heavily from very early sources, including the Annales Cambriae, the Welsh Triads, the Mabinogion, and legends from Devon and Cornwall.
The drama is set in the 530s, against the backdrop of the Saxon invasions, and is heavily influenced by Celtic legends, Druidic traditions, and the earliest tales of Arthur, and his followers.
It all sounds rather ambitious, but it comes from the South Devon Players, who have a track record of ambition, and are in the process of making their web series based on the Les Miserables story.
With the crowdfunding aiming to help the development and shooting of the film, principal filming is due to take place between May and June 2016.
Contributions can range from £1 to £1,000, with the perks ranging from a social media shout-out to an associate producer credit. There’s a whole round-table smorgasbord of other perks, too, including special photos, workshop places and a chance to shout ‘action’. Check out what else in on offer on the film’s Indiegogo page.
Also, pop along to the Indiegogo gallery to see behind the scenes and some concept art.
The South Devon Players are specialists in historical drama, and they are using their skill and experience to drawing on the variety of sources to film Mordred in the enchanted (well it is to us) Devon and Cornwall.
Check out Mordred’s Indiegogo site for more on the director, the film and what the filmmakers hope to achieve.