Seven Swans

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By on July 27, 2009

Category: 30
All Genres: Short, Fantasy
Release Year: 2005
Country: USA
Runtime: 32
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Den Serras
Sound: Dolby Digital, TMH Labs 10.2 Channel Sound

  • A fairy tale of love, revenge, and extraordinary beauty.

  • Writing by: Jacob Grimm – story
    Pascale Nyby – concept
    Den Serras – writer
    Nika Serras – writer

    Produced by: Kate Kelsey – producer
    Den Serras – producer
    Nika Serras – co-producer

    Cast: Nika Serras – Elise
    Lyndsay Griffin – Swan Witch
    C. Hawthorne O'Flaherty – Sebastian
    Joe Allen Price – Marion
    Jon Powell – Adam
    Jim Baudino – Cygnus
    John Baudino – Cygnus
    Ruth Martin Caffery – Rose
    Gloria Hendry – Baba
    Kassidee Davis – Young Elise
    Kirk Hambly – Young Sebastian

    Music: Leon Rothenberg T.J. Troy
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    Plot Outline: A 30-minute, all greenscreen, all motion collage, dark fairy tale like nothing you've seen before about a resolute young woman who must rebuild a family torn apart by the magical Swan Witch.
    Plot: A 30-minute, all greenscreen, all motion collage, dark fairy tale like nothing you've seen before. Elise is on a routine deer hunt in the forest with her father and six brothers when she is confronted by a beautiful lady in white, the Swan Witch. Thus begins the undoing of all Elise has known. Her father is tragically killed trying to protect his family from this mysterious woman, who later returns, transforms her brothers into swans and steals them away. She leaves Elise with the knowledge, however, that she is the boys' mother. Utterly alone, Elise decides to take action, buries her father, and sets out on the road. She encounters her friend Sebastian and his father Marion who take her to a medicine woman named Baba. Here Elise learns what she must do to rescue her brothers – either kill the Swan Witch to break the spell or eat from a poisonous apple, which will grant her any wish. Marion agrees to take her to the witch, only to leave Sebastian and Elise on the road soon after, claiming the witch is too dangerous for any of them to handle. Struggling with her great personal loss and the knowledge of the witch's own valid reasons for her deeds, Elise must decide to what extremes she is willing to go in pursuit of family, duty, and revenge. At the final confrontation between the two women, a surprise act of selflessness brings everything to an unsettling balance.

    Movie Quotes: Ryan Grover: Norris! My trainer! What are you doing here?
    Draghost:”>grunts] No more Norris!
    Ryan Grover: You bastard! You took his soul – now, you're going to get it!

    Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Instead of fading out on Sleeping Beauty Castle as the Walt Disney Pictures logo usually does, it instead zooms in onto a window of the tallest tower of the castle where the book of “Enchanted” is kept.

    Goofs: We know about 5 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Revealing mistakes: The “Destination Airlines” billboard has a Corbis “watermark.” The image used for the special effect is from the Corbis stock photography service. “Watermark-free” images are available to the photo service's subscribers.

    Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these:

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