Sisters of the Mist (for adventurous kids)

'Sisters of the Mist' is a folklore-inspired adventure about sisterhood, growing up and growing apart. The graphic novel will be released May 2022 by Nobrow, the feature film is in development with Lemming Film.


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synopsis

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 ‘Fog Furies’, 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.

info

English title: Sisters of the Mist
Original title: De Wichter Cirkel
Running time: 82 minutes
Release date: TBC (film), May 2022 (graphic novel)
Country: the Netherlands
Technique: stylized CG (film), digitally hand-drawn (graphic novel)
Target audience: kids 6-12
Genre: coming-of-age
Dialogue: English, Dutch, Twentish
Category: debut feature film
Status: in development


behind-the-scenes


team (behind the book)

Creator: Marlyn Spaaij
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Publisher: Nobrow (Flying Eye Books)
Editors: Niamh Jones, Sam Arthur
Graphic designer: Michelle Mac
Color painter: Iris van Hassel
Special thanks: Mara Joustra, Dana Alink, Isa Hellenberg, Paco Vink


team (behind the film)

Director: Marlyn Spaaij
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Script writers: Marlyn Spaaij, Eveline Hagenbeek
Script consultant: Ernie Tee
Visual development: Lois van Baarle (Loish), Marlyn Spaaij
Storyboarding: Marlyn Spaaij, Paco Vink
Film production company: Lemming Film
Co-producer: Knudsen Pictures
Special thanks: Erik van Drunen, Frank Peijnenburg, Marrigje de Jong, Monique Ruinen, Yvonne van Ulden, Eleanor Coleman, Agnès Bizzaro, Jiek Weishut, Jantiene de Kroon, Remco Polman, Bouwine Pool, Patrick Chin, Bastiaan Schravendeel, Tomm Moore

director

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'.

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