Jessie and the Elf Boy is a family comedy inspired by the Scottish legend of Ghillie Dhu. One day, the solitary forest fairy Ghillie Dhu meets a human child lost in the woods and shows her the way home. In the weeks that follow they develop a special friendship, but then, without warning, the girl is whisked away by her mother never to return. A forlorn Ghillie leaves his peaceful forest world and sets out on a quest to find his friend. Years later, in the city, Ghillie meets Jessie Macrae, a plucky teenager determined to win favour with her high-flying mother by becoming a renowned hair stylist. When Jessie discovers that Ghillie has a gift for hair styling, they strike up a unique partnership which causes chaos for the manager of the chic hair salon and catapults Jessie to fame. Thanks to Ghillie, Jessie’s dreams are within reach, but will this meeting of two worlds be enough to overcome the deep hurts and fears of broken relationships through the generations?
Fellowship Film is an emerging independent film production company in Scotland. We believe in the power of meaningful stories and positive communities in the making of bold films. We are greatly inspired by the history, mythology and landscapes of Scotland. We love to explore the magic and mystery of our homeland and bring to the screen stories that are original, brave and distinctively Scottish. We aim to make films that not only entertain but also communicate hope, beauty and truth.
Shooting with full compliance with Covid restrictions
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Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates14 September - 03 October 2020
£100 per day
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Ghillie is a dark-haired elf boy who dresses in moss and leaves. His size and stature suggest about 12 years old, but his ethereal eyes are windows to an ancient soul. He is inquisitive, trusting and bright. He has the ability to perceive inner beauty in almost anything he encounters and loves to bring it out in an artistic way. For centuries he has lived a peaceful life, caring for his forest, with plants and animals for friends, and has always avoided humans. Until now...
Male, aged 11 to 13
Applications closed 6 July 2020.