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The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (2006)

Something peculiar happened that day. Curious Melissa was enchanted by some real Faeries. Ignoring her Mother she followed them down into Blackheath Woods... Melissa never came back.

Director:

Ciarán Foy

Writer:

Ciarán Foy
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Cast

Cast overview:
Katie Keogh Katie Keogh ... Melissa
Orla O'Rourke ... Mummy
Bernard Kelleghan Bernard Kelleghan ... Daddy
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Something peculiar happened that day. Curious Melissa was enchanted by some real Faeries. Ignoring her Mother she followed them down into Blackheath Woods... Melissa never came back.

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Genres:

Short | Fantasy | Horror

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The scary side of fairies

This film opens with an exuberant little girl so focused on her pursuit of what first appears to be a butterfly that she runs through the picnic her parents have laid. Ignoring their warning, she becomes even more determined to follow her prey when she realizes it is a fairy. Farther and farther she plunges into the forest, only to discover that she doesn't live in a fairy tale.

This film's slightly muted colors reminded Arthur Rackham's illustrations , which often depicted fairies. The costuming, which doesn't seem specific to a period or place, fits with the storybook aesthetic of this film. The director's eye for detail allows him to communicate tone shifts to the audience with great subtly. At the opening of the film, it appears to be late summer, early fall, but as Melissa strays farther into the forest the "seasons" change. She finds herself surrounded by bare branches lined by frost. These very light touches transform a simple tale of childish curiosity gone hideously astray into a beautiful and riveting short film.


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zânele din Blackheath Woods See more »

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Budget:

EUR15,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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