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Secret of Moonacre, The

Original title: Secret of Moonacre, The
Great Britain, Hungary, 2008

Director: Csupo, Gabor
Production company: Forgan Smith Entertainment
Co-producers: Spice Factory, EuroFilm Studios, Davis Films
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Thirteen-year-old orphan Maria Merryweather is sent away to live with her uncle, Sir Benjamin, in the mysterious Moonacre Manor. There Maria uncovers the dark truth about the ancient curse that has nourished a destructive feud for centuries. She must find a set of magical pearls before the next full moon to undo the curse and save Moonacre Valley from disaster. Aided by a stable of wonderful characters and fantastical beasts, Maria sets out to bring peace to this magical world.

Shot in Hungary over the summer/autumn of 2007, The Secret of Moonacre is based on the popular classic book The Little White Horse. Written in 1946 by Elizabeth Goudge and the winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children’s literature, The Little White Horse has been a much-loved English classic for over 50 years.  J.K. Rowling, creator of Harry Potter, has been quoted in numerous media as having adored the book as a child and said The Little White Horse fed her creative spirit and acted as inspiration for some of Harry’s adventures. 

Marketing strategies:
The Secret of Moonacre is an enchanting tale of magic and adventure, based on the acclaimed book The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.

Toronto Int. Film Festival 2008, London Int. Film Festival 2008, New York Int. CFF 2009, Zlin 2009, Showcommotion Sheffield 2009

Website: www.forgan-smith.com/id81.html

World sales address/es:
Velvet Octopus (GB)

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