Monday, 4 June 2012

The Spirit of Albion

I've had this DVD sat on my shelf for a few weeks now just waiting for the opportunity for my husband and I to sit down together and watch it, we finally got that opportunity yesterday afternoon.  Being fans of Damh the Bard’s music we were naturally excited to learn that his songs had inspired a youth theatre production, which later evolved into a screenplay written by Gary Andrews.    

Knowing that the film was a low budget, independent production, I wasn’t expecting it to look like a Hollywood Blockbuster but I was pleasantly surprised.  The film contains stunning British scenery including The White Horse of Uffington, Waylands Smithy, Roll Right Stones and The Long Man of Wilmington.  There are also some good special effects.  But it is the weaving of a great tale that makes this film truly spellbinding. 

This is the blurb from the website

“Esther, Annie and George are 3 people whose lives have reached a crisis point.  On the night of 31st October, all three find themselves drawn to a clearing in the woods.  Secrets are revealed and nothing will ever be the same again as an ancient power emerges from the shadows.......”

As well as dealing with some difficult issues like animal testing, substance abuse and war, the film also reminds us to stop and look beyond our world’s full of technology and concrete to see a land full of beauty and wonder.  

I am really looking forward to the next instalment, Tales of Albion. 

You can find out more about the making of the movie and order your copy here

Sunchylde xx

1 comment:

  1. Not heard of the movie but will look out for it. Being British and having been to the places mentioned i doubt it would ever be possible to make them look bad of film, they are divine places