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Skeleton Woman

Synopsis

This Inuit folktale tells of an unfortunate woman, who was thrown off a cliff into the icy ocean by her father. The motive for this deed remains untold.

As many years go by, she becomes a skeleton, haunting that part of the sea. A young brave fisherman ventures into the area despite the local superstition and fear, and unwittingly hooks the skeleton. Linked by the entangled fishing-line, the fisherman races back to shore in panic. The skeleton follows him home, and the young fisherman's compassion overcomes fear. He provides warmth and shelter, and as he sleeps she plays on a magical drum (his heart) and sings back her human shape.
They fall in love and live happily ever after.

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
6 mins 48 secs
Format
35mm, DigiBeta
Director
Edith Pieperhoff
Producer
Ken Anderson
Co-Producer
Ken Anderson
Screenwriter
Jill Brett
Production Designer
Edith Pieperhoff
Sound
Canongate Sound
Music
Daniel Williams
Principal Cast
Leila Doolan (Narrator)

Production Company

Red Kite Animations
89 Giles Street
Edinburgh EH6 6BZ, Scotland
UK

T +44 (0)13 1554 0060
F+44 (0)13 1553 6007

info@redkite-animation.com
http://www.redkite-animation.com

Sales
Company

Bryony McIntyre
Short Film Distribution Officer
Scottish Screen
249 West George Street
Glasgow G2 4QE, Scotland
UK

T+44 0 141 302 1756
F+44 0 141 302 1778

bryony.mcintyre@scottishscreen.com
http://www.scottishscreen.com