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The Saxon Chronicles (2006)

Set in the 9th century, Alfred the Great, England's most influential and inspiring king, escapes his kingdom when it is attacked by the Viking Horde. Anguished and alone he finds himself in... See full summary »

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Jeshua De Horta
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Cast

Credited cast:
Darin Southam ... King Alfred the Great
James C. Morris ... Chad of Mercia
Doug Guibord Doug Guibord ... Guthrum
Dan Christensen Dan Christensen ... Krongst
Sam Neipp Sam Neipp ... Sigbert of Essex
Shea Potter Shea Potter ... Euen of Sussex
Tony Knight Tony Knight ... Leofwine of Northumbria
Jaci Twiss ... Ethelinda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bryce Bishop ... Viking Guard
Jason Brunner Jason Brunner ... Spirit of Ethelred
Caleb Ceran Caleb Ceran ... Young King Alfred
Derek De Horta Derek De Horta ... Viking Guard
Steven Floor Steven Floor ... Wynn - The Boy
Tom Froysland Tom Froysland ... Beggar
Daniel Hight Daniel Hight ... Narrator
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Set in the 9th century, Alfred the Great, England's most influential and inspiring king, escapes his kingdom when it is attacked by the Viking Horde. Anguished and alone he finds himself in the company of some unlikely friends and discovers the power within to save his kingdom and lead his people to true freedom. A tumultuous tapestry of history and emotional epic saga of the birth of England, "The Saxon Chronicles" is a true inspirational tale of the power of faith to overcome all things. Written by Jeshua

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The True Story of England's "Greatest" Monarch...

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Action | Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ogden, Utah, USA See more »

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Color:

Color (DV 24p)
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The wife of King Alfred the Great is played by Michelle Southam, the real wife of actor Darin Southam (King Alfred). See more »

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Amazing quality for a $10000 budget!
15 March 2007 | by matowakitaSee all my reviews

Jeshua and company did an amazing job of producing a historical mini-epic on a shoe-string budget.

Very film-like look from DV.

Some of the actors are inexperienced, but carry their roles well. Andy Shaffner is particularly impressive, with a strong, natural presence.

The battle scenes shot in Utah did come out looking pretty close to Jolly Old. I wouldn't have thought a cottonwood forest in Ogden, UT could look as European as it does.

I have the DVD and the ending of the final cut is very effective and touching.

I have it from a very reliable source that a much higher budget version of the film is in the works and will be shot both in England and Utah.

Outstanding!

Alan Meyer Ogden, UT


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