Chwedl Dwr / Fairytale of Water Commissioned by WOW Wales One World Film Festival

Beneath the west Welsh waters are stories – flood myths – that tell of a time when you could walk across Cardigan Bay to Ireland. Above the sea are forgotten fairytales that tell of dreamers who built utopian lands, old ladies who made love potions with well water, and rivers who were seen as people. Using old methods of visual storytelling that gave rise to the fledgling film industry, filmmaker and sound artist Jacob Whittaker and storyteller and illustrator Peter Stevenson take a journey through time to hear these lost voices in the water. (Film Commissioned by WOW Wales One World Film Festival)

Director Bio: Peter Stevenson has written and illustrated many books of fairy tales and folk tales that complement the film. There will be a book published by the History Press on 15 Oct 2021 called ‘Boggarts Trolls & Tylwyth Teg, Folk Tales of Hidden People and Lost Lands, and some of the stories came from Peter Stevenson’s Welsh Folk Tales (History Press 2017) Ceredigion Folk Tales (History Press 2014) and The Moon-eyed People (History Press 2019).

  • Peter Stevenson, Jacob Whittaker
  • Peter Stevenson
  • Elsa Davies, Ceri Owen-Jones
  • Boggarts Trolls & Tylwyth Teg, Folk Tales of Hidden People and Lost Lands
  • 2021
  • Wales
  • 40 minutes
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