Sisters of the Meadow (for adventurous kids)
'Sisters of the Meadow' is an exciting folklore-inspired, girl-led adventure about growing up and growing apart. A feature film (with Lemming Film) and graphic novel (with Nobrow) are currently in development.
Kyra (9) and her sisters Margot (12) and Janna (5) return to their grandma’s farm for the summer. Kyra looks forward to spending lots of time with her older sister Margot, catching frogs and playing silly games in the mysterious woods, like they always do. But this year turns out to be different. Margot starts distancing herself from her younger sisters, and Kyra soon discovers why: mythical creatures of the mist, called ‘White Wenches’, are luring Margot into the woods to transform her into one of them; a young woman. Afraid of losing her older sister to adolescence, Kyra sabotages the transformation process, leaving Margot stuck in a strange state of limbo. The only way Kyra can save her sister is by learning to let her go.
English title: Sisters of the Meadow
Original title: De Wichter Cirkel
Running time: 80 minutes
Release date: TBC (film), 2022 (graphic novel)
Country: the Netherlands
Technique: stylized CG (film), 2D computer (graphic novel)
Target audience: kids 6-12
Dialogue: English, Dutch, Twentish
Category: debut feature film
Status: in development
Director: Marlyn Spaaij
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Script: Marlyn Spaaij, Eveline Hagenbeek
Script consultant: Ernie Tee
Concept art: Marlyn Spaaij, Lois van Baarle (Loish)
Film production company: Lemming Film
Co-producer: Knudsen Pictures
Book publisher: Nobrow
Special thanks: Dana Alink, Erik van Drunen, Frank Peijnenburg, Marrigje de Jong, Monique Ruinen, Eleanor Coleman, Agnès Bizzaro, Yvonne van Ulden, Mara Joustra, Jantiene de Kroon, Remco Polman, Bouwine Pool, Patrick Chin, Paco Vink, Bastiaan Schravendeel, Tomm Moore
Marlyn Spaaij is a director and writer with a love for universally personal stories, and a board artist with many series and feature films under her belt. Currently she's directing her debut short film 'Trouble in Mind'.