The Dancing Floor



Sita must solve a pre-Celtic mystery in this bewitchingly atmospheric film shot in wintry Wales.

 


A Film with a riddle at its heart

The film sets a riddle: how do we find 'what is lost'? How do we restore our connection with the creative, with the infinite possibilities of a human life? How do we find the path with heart in a world which drags us in the opposite direction?

Our heroine Sita struggles with this dilemma, as we all do: she has grown up in Wales, under the wing of her Uncle Mal, a kind of wizard, speaking the language, absorbing the culture, at home in the landscape. But aged nine she is carted off to London by her ambitious doctor dad, and years later, when she comes back, after Uncle Mal has died, she has forgotten her Welsh self and the infinite magic of her early days. The film follows her struggle to come to terms with the mysterious tradition of the Children of Don, the race who, her uncle said, 'brought magic to these islands'.

Until recently we were campaigning to raise money to make this feature film, using skilled local technicians, musicians and actors and shooting in this most beautiful area of mid Wales.

We’d had a successful crowd-funding campaign and were looking for investors and grants to enable us to move ahead.

The dance which happens as the climax of the film was devised and performed – the film we made of it is here.

Then I (Lyn Webster Wilde, the writer/director) fell ill with CFS/M.E., and everything ground to a halt.

We are still in this ‘pause’ position but the good news is you can still see the pilot film we made. And who knows what will happen next?

We will keep you updated here and on our Facebook page.

 


 

 

How does something come from nothing?