Brand new independent fantasy drama filmed in Caxton airs its first season online, starting today
Remember Merlin? Know which house you’d belong to in Game of Thrones? Interested in supporting local creative people and their endeavours? We’ve got something to tell you. Ren: The Girl with the Mark is a brand new online fantasy series, filmed in Caxton with the aid of over 200 volunteers. It starts on 1 March at 8pm, and the whole first season will be available to watch for free online.
The story follows a young woman who is marked by an ancient spirit after an otherworldly encounter in the woods. Cast out from her small village, she is forced to leave behind the family she has spent her whole life protecting and journey across the country to find the real meaning behind the mark she now bears.
The show stars Sophie Skelton in its title role, recently cast as Claire Randall’s daughter Brianna in the hit series Outlander. She’s joined by a host of experienced fantasy actors including Duran Fulton Brown as the mysterious Hunter (Jekyll & Hyde, The Musketeers), Nick Cornwall (Outlander), Richard Zeman (Stargate).
The series was directed, written and produced by Kate Madison, whose debut was The Lord of the Rings tribute film Born of Hope, which has over 35 million views online. She’s joined by actor and co-writer Christopher Dane, director of photography Neil Oseman, costume designer Miriam Spring Davies and local producer Michelle Golder.
Catch Ren online this month and be spirited into a world of magic and adventure.