Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Titania: The First Scene!

Dear readers,

Those of you who have been reading us a while know that we have been following the work of writer and director Lisa Stock and her talented cast of actors as they have launched their project, Titania, the first in a trilogy of independent films addressing the journey of a woman through fairy tale and mythological motifs. The film weaves together elements of The Divine Comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the fairy tale of the "armless maiden."

So - some exciting news - the first scene has been filmed! There is an almost symphonic artistry to the colors, the light, the music, and the acting -- it is quite magical. Watch it here, and please leave comments and tell us what you think.

Other things you might like to check out:

* a behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of Titania, available in the May 2008 issue of Dante's Heart.

* you can also visit the official website for Titania.

* a trailer for another project of Lisa Stock's - Brother and Sister - a short film adaptation of a haunting poem by Terri Windling:

do you remember, brother
those days in the wood
when you ran with the deer
falling bloody on my doorstep at dusk
stepping from the skin
grateful to be a man . . .

(You can read the rest of the poem here, in the archives of the Endicott Studio.)

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