‘Beneath the Waters of Llyn Coch’ is a short film based on the ‘Fairy Bride’ legend associated with the lake ‘Llyn Coch’ is a short film of a Welsh legend of love found, lost and found again. Being made now (2013), it is co-produced by and stars Rebecca-Clare Evans, pictured below, and is directed by Natalie Smith. You can follow the progress of the film on their Facebook page.
A young farmer ‘Talfryn’ had heard of the old Welsh folk tales of another magical land beneath the waters of Llyn Coch but never did he imagine such things could be real, until one morning whilst fishing he sees a vision of a small man in the middle of the lake on a wooden ladder.
Talfryn becomes infatuated with the lake visiting daily but doesn’t see anything as magical as he did that day. What he doesn’t realise is, he was also being watched from beneath the waters.
The fairy princess of the lake falls in love with the farmer. Breaking her people’s rules, she allows Talfryn to see her, he instantly falls in love but he doesn’t understand why she wont tell him her name or even come out of the waters to talk to him.
After a visit from his neighbor Mrs Williams, he reluctantly confides in her thinking she will laugh at him as did his fellow farmers, to his surprise Mrs Williams believes in the old folk tale and further more tells him secrets on how to catch the fairy maiden.
Why and how does Mrs Williams know so much about the magical kingdom? Do Talfryn and the Fairy princess live happily ever after?
We can’t wait for this film! The beautiful Welsh folk song, Dacw ‘Nghariad, is an ancient song and the writer is sadly unknown. Eve Goodman, the singer of this wonderful song, has kindly told us that she has written a brand new song for the Film, called Fairy Call, but it is, as yet, unreleased!
We’ll keep you posted as more develops!
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