Sir Simon Loveit, a widower, wishes to marry Miss Biddy. His son, Captain Bob, however has already won her heart under the alias of Rhodophil, before he went to war in Flanders. On his ...
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Tori Butler Hart
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She is aged 7 and fears for her life. She runs to a Convent door. Cries for her Mother and Father. But they are no more. She is now 21 locked in a swirling mist. Music is the only key - That will unlock her destiny.
Sir Simon Loveit, a widower, wishes to marry Miss Biddy. His son, Captain Bob, however has already won her heart under the alias of Rhodophil, before he went to war in Flanders. On his return, Captain Bob discovers, courtesy of his manservant Puff, that Miss has two other suitors, Captain Flash and Mr. Fribble. Puff also discovers that his wife, Tag, who he deserted six months ago, has been having an affair with Sir Simon's manservant, Jasper. After coercing Flash and Fribble into a duelling stand-off, Miss Biddy and Tag watch the ensuing chaos with glee as Captain Bob chases off his rivals. Sir Simon relinquishes his attachment to Miss Biddy, leaving true love to win the day. Written by
I have recently become aware of these filmmakers, Matthew Butler and Tori Hart, after seeing their latest feature, Two Down at a festival in L.A. I was blown away by it and have steadily tracked down more of their work including short films and this period piece based on an old play from the 1700's.
It's a tricky job adapting a play which is so designed for the stage and they've done a good job. I feel this script could have been worked on more so as to work more for screen, but I can see that they were also trying to keep as much of the original material as they could, which I feel is refreshing from an adaptation.
But the filmmaking is great and the performances are magnificent. Mostly unknown actors are used, apart from a bit of narration from Ian McKellen and a small scene from Simon Callow, but it goes to prove that you don't need names to make a film good. It only runs at 70 minutes but I would happily have watched these actors do their thing for much longer.
I think it wasn't a huge budget, but they have really made their money work. The location and costumes are spot-on and it all goes towards giving it an historical, but theatrical, feel, which the material really needs.
The film was made a few years ago, and now that they have clearly improved their skills, I would love to see Fizz and Ginger Films tackle a period comedy again.
I would happily watch this film again and again. Some of the performances are really something to see. And after you've watched it, go and watch the latest feature, Two Down and see how far along the filmmaking road they have come in a few short years.
I've become a big fan of the Fizz and Ginger Films' team, if you haven't guessed!
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