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  • Writer's pictureSzilard Pusztai

Witchborne The Adventure Begins

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

Welcome to the captivating world of Witchborne, a medieval fantasy film that weaves magic, self-discovery, and a dash of otherworldly enchantment into an unforgettable cinematic experience. Join us on a thrilling journey as we unveil the mysteries behind the creation of this extraordinary film.

Unleashing the Vision: Shooting the Concept Trailer in the Enchanting Lake District

It all began in late August when inspiration struck, igniting a creative fire within us.

Determined to capture the very essence of Witchborne, we embarked on a daring

adventure to the picturesque landscapes of the Lake District. With a skeleton

crew of four, we braved the wilds armed with our cameras and an unwavering

passion for storytelling.

In the heart of this breathtaking terrain, where serene lakes mirror the sky and ancient forests whisper secrets, we found the perfect backdrop for our medieval fantasy realm. Every shot was meticulously planned and executed, with each frame

carefully crafted to reflect the essence of the story we yearned to share.

Despite the limited resources at our disposal, our small but dedicated team poured their hearts and souls into the project. The result? A concept trailer that surpassed

our wildest expectations. As we shared our creation with others, the trailer

became a magnet, attracting a growing community of passionate souls eager to be part of Witchborne's magical world.

Unearthing the Roots: Shamanism and Spirituality

Before delving into the intricacies of shotlisting and planning, we recognized the

importance of understanding the deep-rooted inspirations that shaped our

experiences. Fortunately, in the midst of the Lake District's enchantment, we

had a friend—a Shaman—who led drumming workshops and healing ceremonies.

Intrigued by the beliefs, practices, and history of Shamanism, we embarked on

conversations that enriched our understanding and laid the foundation for

Witchborne's storytelling.

A Journey of Self-Belief and Healing: Crafting a Compelling Narrative

At the heart of Witchborne lies a powerful narrative, a tale of a young man on a

transformative quest to rediscover his belief in himself. Drawing from our

personal experiences, we embarked on a collaborative journey with Thomas

Roberts, a dear friend, to weave a story that would resonate with audiences and

illuminate the path to self-discovery and healing. Through the lens of medieval

fantasy, Witchborne becomes a mirror reflecting our own struggles, hopes, and


Months of Preparation: Breathing Life into the Fantasy

For six intense months, our team delved into research, immersing ourselves in the

realms of tengirism, spirituality, and shamanism. Fuelled by our unwavering

passion, we launched a crowdfunding campaign, aiming to raise £6000 to bring

our vision to life. This financial support paved the way for essential aspects

such as elaborate costume and prop design, meticulous location scouting, and

the detailed process of shotlisting and storyboarding.

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