I just love the creativity that people show when putting my songs into video. Here’s the latest fan video I’ve been sent and there are some amazing images and film. There are a few shots from the Spirit of Albion movie in here too, and much more that I don’t recognise. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it so I hope you do too!
Well, it was a year in the making and nearly three years from conception to the finished film, but just about a week and a half ago we went to the southern premier of the Spirit of Albion movie and it was such a wonderful night. The support this film received from so many people was really quite overwhelming, as the 5 minute credits of the end of the film will attest.
I opened the evening with a 30 minute set and then we all sat back to watch the film. The atmosphere was so wonderful and at the end there was a standing ovation from the audience to Gary and the cast and crew.
It was such an amazing and at times quite surreal experience to have been involved with, and I’m so proud to have been a part of this project. I really hope that this film will inspire more films with a Pagan theme. So it has begun, here’s to the Spirit of Albion movie, and to the other creative projects it might inspire!
Here is the final movie diary from that night. Enjoy!
On the 30th April 2011 the cast and crew gathered in a woodland in Sussex to begin filming Sprit of Albion, the Movie. Before we did anything else we held hands in a circle and asked for the blessings of the Spirits of the Land and of the Old Ones to see the film through to completion. We took some deep breaths, then the filming began – the first shoot being my performance of Pagan Ways, then I watched my song Green and Grey come to life before my eyes. It was an amazing moment I will never forget.
A year on to the day and there are two premiers being held in the UK tonight, one in the north of England which still has a few tickets left, and one in the south at the Hawth in Crawley that is sold out. Then tomorrow the DVDs go on sale. I can barely believe it’s actually finished.
I know that there have been independent films created in the past that have held magic in the hearts. The films of Kenneth Anger spring to mind, and I know that many Pagans (me included) love the old 70s horror film The Wicker Man, but that has really been adopted by us, and the final scene isn’t exactly the best publicity message for the Pagan community. I think with The Wicker Man it’s the magical vibe, and the songs, that we love.
Well, now we have a film that is truly ours, and I hope it will be loved just as much as Anger’s and The Wicker Man. A film that is about magic, and our relationship with the Land and it’s old myths and legends. It will take people on a journey, and there is one message held at the very heart of the film, a message that we don’t get very much from our regular TV, movies, or other media.
The message is one of hope.
Happy Birthday Spirit of Albion – The Movie!
What way to start 2012 but with a look at the full trailer for the forthcoming Spirit of Albion movie. Role on Beltane!
The cast, crew, extras, the Pagan community, have been amazing, and have put in such a huge amount of work on this film it’s going to be a real treat. I hope you enjoy the preview!
Here it is folks, the final Production Diary from the Spirit of Albion movie.
Around Lughnasadh this past Summer I was interviewed by Phil Widdows for the UK’s premier folk and acoustic music podcast Folkcast. Well, I am delighted to say that the interview has now been released as a Folkcast Special Edition. Me and Phil talk about my music, my path to Druidry, Motley Crue, glam rock, Morris Dancing, the Spirit of Albion movie and much more. So make a nice cuppa and have a listen.
Here’s the latest film diary!
Here’s the first little trailer for the forthcoming movie, enjoy!
Here’s the latest Spirit of Albion production diary. Love this one!
While I was away playing at the OBOD Summer Gathering, the crew for the Spirit of Albion movie were on a road trip around some of our most iconic sacred sites. Here’s the film diary of their weekend!